Career Opportunities 

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a 12-site system, offering career opportunities all around Indiana. Want to learn something new every day, and spread your love for the Hoosier state? Join our team!

Current Openings

Engagement Specialist - AOTB/Cardboard (Intermittent)
Maintenance Specialist
Education Engagement Specialist, Indianapolis

Engagement Specialist - AOTB/Cardboard (Intermittent)

  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Employee type: Full time intermittent
  • Salary: $10/hour

About the job:

  • The Engagement Specialist Intermittent is assigned within the Art of the Brick and Cardboard Engineering galleries to engage museum guests and assist with visitor questions and concerns, safeguard artifacts, and assist with programming as assigned. This position reports to the Daily Engagement and Program Manager and works closely with the Visitor Experience and Museum Security Departments and other departments as appropriate.

Day in the life:

  • Enhance the visitor experience in the museum by engaging visitors within the Art of the Brick and Cardboard Engineering galleries, assisting with visitor questions and concerns, and facilitating program areas as appropriate.
  • Assist with informal evaluation as appropriate.
  • Coordinate opening and closing museum galleries with museum security.
  • Safeguard museum artifacts within the special exhibit gallery by communicating gallery and visitor issues and concerns to museum security and other museum staff as appropriate.
  • Assist with museum related demonstrations and programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Maintenance Specialist

  • Location: New Albany (Culbertson) and/or Corydon – position will cover both locations
  • Employee type: Full time
  • Salary: $30,000 annually

About the job:

  • The incumbent’s purpose is the maintenance and safety of both the Corydon and Culbertson State Historic Sites. The Corydon site is comprised of four separate sites in downtown Corydon, built mainly in Federal style. The Culbertson site is comprised of two second empire structures on a small lot in New Albany. The combined acreage of the sites is ~8.5 acres. There are a total of 13 structures located throughout the sites. Of the 13 structures, nine are historic structures, two are reproductions of historic structures or and two are modern buildings. Incumbent serves as maintenance person for both sites within a regular weekly schedule.

Day in the life:

  • Maintenance:
    • Ensures maintenance for all historic site structures is completed.
    • In conjunction with restoration and construction, maintains and performs duties on the cyclical maintenance plans including working at significant heights to perform them.
    • Ensures routine maintenance on equipment is completed.
    • Ensures maintenance for state vehicles assigned to the sites is completed. 
  • Repairs:
    • Provides routine and non-routine preventative building maintenance and repairs.
    • Provides corrective maintenance as needed and as soon as possible to ensure prompt return to function
    • Improvement Projects:
    • In conjunction with restoration and construction, incumbent is responsible for development of maintenance improvement projects
  • Safety:
    • Incumbent is responsible for the health and safety of the staff and site visitors as such related to the buildings and grounds. 
    • Performs all duties in accordance with safety standards.
    • Performs fire extinguisher inspections monthly.
    • Ensures all safety equipment is operational.
    • Inspect all properties for dangerous or fallen tree limbs.  Consult with ISMHS grounds supervisor concerning tree safety.
    • In consultation with the ISMHS Security Director, ensures security is maintained and appropriate measures are followed. 
    • Provides safety training for other employees as needed.
    • Personnel Management:
    • Assists with monitoring outside preventative maintenance contractors such as landscaping services, generator maintenance, HVAC maintenance, etc.
    • Supervises anyone performing maintenance duties in proper use of equipment.
    • Assists with interviewing & provides hiring recommendations for maintenance assistants.
  • Other Duties:
    • Procure cost estimates for materials and projects
    • Advise restoration and construction in preparing priority lists for maintenance.
    • Ensures that work performed by outside vendors and contractors is satisfactory and is done in accordance with accepted historic site best practices
    • Participates in training
    • Performs other duties as assigned

What we are looking for: 

  • This position requires a high school diploma or GED, plus two years of related experience and a valid Indiana Drivers’ License is required. 
  • Basic knowledge of and compliance with job related OSHA standards.
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and equipment operations, equipment  safety, basic maintenance procedures and record keeping.
  • Basic knowledge of Division Collections Policies and Procedures related to the care of historical artifacts. 
  • Ability to follow diagrams, instructional schematics, charts and blueprints.
  • Ability to evaluate and communicate information effectively.
  • Knowledge of the historic qualities of the specific site 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

  • The incumbent reports directly to the Maintenance Foreman with input from the respective site managers. Incumbent must work a regular schedule with set days at each site.  Incumbent must check in with site manager each day. 

Difficulty of Work:

  • Incumbent must be cooperative and able to follow instructions. This is a highly visible position. The incumbent must be vigilant to appropriate appearance, behavior and in the care of the equipment and grounds as well as diligent about following particular approved practices for historic structures..


  • Accountability is a key area of responsibility.  From knowing as much as possible about the inner workings of the site to having hands on knowledge of the different structures and their particular nuances, the incumbent will be accountable for ensuring that everything is functioning smoothly and that needed responses are handled in a timely and efficient manner.

Personal Work Relationships:

  • Deals with the site management, division management, interpreters and site support staff, Friends’ Group members, volunteers, contract workers as well as the general public.  May be the only personal contact a visitor has while on the property.

Physical Effort:

  • Work requires standing, walking, stooping, bending, riding, climbing, lifting, and physical exertion in the performing of routine grounds and building maintenance. Must be able to carry up to 100 lbs. Incumbent will require manual dexterity for safe handling of power tools. Work requires working at substantial heights (routine gutter cleaning) so incumbent must be comfortable working at significant heights. Will be exposed to extreme changes in weather and working conditions in buildings without heat or air.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions may vary from day to day or from hour to hour depending on the type of work being performed, ability to quickly adapt  to changing conditions is mandatory.  Weekend and and holiday work is frequent.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

  • Send your resume and materials to Laura Minzes, associate vice president of preservation and construction at

Education Engagement Specialist

  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Employee type: Part time
  • Salary: $13.00/hour

Job Description:

  • The Education Engagement Specialist will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programming and services for K-12 students, educators, homeschool families, scouts, afterschool youth, and parents at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.  Incumbent is also assigned within the galleries to engage and interact with museum visitors, assist with visitor questions and concerns, conduct demonstrations and activities and monitor artifacts and exhibit components. 


  • Assist with research, development and facilitation of K-12 education programs including school workshops, outreach programs, camps, classes and daily engagement experiences
  • Prepare all materials for programs and set up of classroom including rosters, take home materials, and evaluations
  • Work with the Director of Education Engagement to develop and implement goals, objectives and learning outcomes for K-12 programs
  • Conduct informal and formal evaluation for programs, within the galleries, and throughout the museum as appropriate
  • Enhance the visitor experience in the museum by engaging and interacting with visitors within the galleries, assisting with visitor questions and concerns, and facilitating activities and demonstrations within galleries and throughout museum
  • Coordinate opening and closing museum galleries with museum security
  • Monitor artifacts and exhibit components within the galleries by communicating gallery and visitor issues and concerns to museum security and other museum staff as appropriate
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of demonstrations and programs
  • Train and oversee volunteers who present museum programming
  • Assist with program and education engagement department project teams
  • Support Visitor Services in providing a welcoming environment for all museum visitors
  • Provide excellent customer service to daily visitors, students, educators and parents
  • Manage customer complaints, incidents and accidents; taking the lead in emergency situations and safety issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: