Careers

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
Interpreter, Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site – Richmond, IN
Interpreter, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, New Albany, IN
Interpreter, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site – Corydon, IN
Northeast Regional Director, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indianapolis




Position: Interpreter

  • Location: Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site – Richmond, IN
  • Internal Job ID: 613982
  • Employee Type: Intermittent 
  • Salary: $10.00/hr
  • Apply before: February 28, 2018

About the job:    

  • The Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, located in Richmond, Indiana, has an open position with primary duties as a tour guide, leading visitors through historic home.  Providing assistance with programming and gift shop operations is also required.  Weekends and holidays are required. Weekly hours will be required based on expected tour groups and programming needs.

A day in the life:

  • Leading tours through historic home with individuals, groups, and school children. Will also need to assist with programming and special events as needed.  Ability to work well with audiences of all ages, children specifically required. Help in gift shop with transactions and with cash registers.  Housekeeping duties required.

What we’re looking for:

  • One year related experience required.
  • Must have excellent people skills, be comfortable interacting with large groups of people and children, and display a love of history. 
  • Ability to learn facts and retain information. 
  • Must have, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of site and surrounding area.
  • Must be organized and responsible, able to work unsupervised as necessary.  
  • Must be able to operate cash registers and handle money.
  • Weekends and some evening hours required.
  • Also required is a valid driver's license, High school diploma or GED.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

  • Go to http://in.gov/spd/2333.htm 
  • In the left side navigation, click “Apply for State Jobs” 
  • Click on ‘advanced search’, and scroll down to ‘Job ID’ to enter number assigned to job posting (613982)
  • Complete all pages. To be considered, you must thoroughly complete all sections (work experience, education, licenses, etc) even if a resume is copy/pasted or attached. 
  • Once the application is completed, click the Submit button on the last page.



POSITION: Interpreter

  • Location: Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, New Albany, IN
  • Internal Job ID: 613870
  • Employee Type: Intermittent
  • Salary: $10.00/hr
  • Apply before:  February 22, 2018


About the job:

  • The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site is currently seeking an Intermittent Interpreter.  This position will primarily be responsible for guided tours around the historic site along with other duties as needed.  

A day in the life:

  • This position is responsible for interpreting all aspects of the site, including guided tours, educational and public programming assistance, and special events. Other duties include artifact collections care, assistance with restoration projects and site maintenance, volunteer coordination, and sales. Work week consists of 20-25 hours per week.

What we’re looking for:

  • One year related experience required.
  • Must have excellent people skills, be comfortable interacting with large groups of people and children, and display a love of history. 
  • Ability to learn facts and retain information. 
  • Must have, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of site and surrounding area.
  • Must be organized and responsible, able to work unsupervised as necessary.  
  • Must be able to operate cash registers and handle money.
  • Weekends and some evening hours required.
  • Also required is a valid driver’s license, High school diploma or GED.

Equal employment opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply:

  • Go to http://in.gov/spd/2333.htm
  • In the left side navigation, click “Apply for State Jobs”
  • Click on ‘advanced search’, and scroll down to ‘Job ID’ to enter number assigned to job posting (613870)
  • Complete all pages. To be considered, you must thoroughly complete all sections (work experience, education, licenses, etc) even if a resume is copy/pasted or attached.
  • Once the application is completed, click the Submit button on the last page.


 

POSITION: Interpreter

  • Location: Corydon Capitol State Historic Site – Corydon, IN
  • Internal Job ID: 613624
  • Employee Type: Intermittent 
  • Salary: $8.11/hr
  • Apply before: February 19, 2018

About the job:

  • The Intermittent Interpreter will primarily engage with our guests while providing interpretive tours through historic buildings. This person will be working with the many scheduled school groups giving tours of the Old Capitol Building and the Gov. Hendricks' House. You may also provide assistance with other site programs, housekeeping and operating a cash register during this time.

A Day in the Life:

  • Leading tours through historic buildings primarily with groups of school age children but may also include individuals and families. Will also need to assist with programming and special events as needed. Ability to work well with children specifically required. Both cash register and computer work, and housekeeping duties as needed.

What We’re Looking for:

  • Must have excellent people skills and be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people. Must be comfortable leading groups of students thru historic buildings. Ability to learn facts and retain information. Must have, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of site and surrounding area. Must be organized and responsible, able to work unsupervised as necessary. Must be able to, or willing to learn, how to operate cash registers and handle money. Must be willing to be flexible with day-to-day activities and to think critically. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

  • Go to http://in.gov/spd/2333.htm 
  • In the left side navigation, click “Apply for State Jobs” 
  • Click on ‘advanced search’, and scroll down to ‘Job ID’ to enter number assigned to job posting (613624)
  • Complete all pages. To be considered, you must thoroughly complete all sections (work experience, education, licenses, etc) even if a resume is copy/pasted or attached. 
  • Once the application is completed, click the Submit button on the last page.



POSITION: Northeast Regional Director

  • Location: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indianapolis
  • Internal Job ID: 612237
  • Employee Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $47,476 annually
  • Apply before: Feb. 5, 2018

About the job:

  • The Northeast Regional Director is responsible for a variety of administrative duties involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of all division or department policies and programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises the appropriate District Managers or Site Managers in personnel management, program implementation, operations, guest services, budget planning and accountable paperwork.
  • Directly supervises Limberlost SHS staff including: Naturalist, maintenance person, intermittents and part-time staff.
  • Develops and presents strategic planning documents for the region.
  • Conducts annual performance appraisals of each professional employee in appropriate region, subject to the approval of the Chief Officer of Engagement. Evaluates and makes hiring recommendations for all professional employees in region, in cooperation with the Chief Officer of Engagement.
  • Follows up on plans, program policies and procedures to insure understanding and compliance among regional employees.
  • Develops positive relationships with community groups and fosters fiscal sponsorships.
  • Visits each historic site in region at least once a month. Facilitates historic site and region annual priority checklists for each designated site.
  • Identifies internal problems and prepares recommendations for changes to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Represents division and/or department in a variety of situations with other divisions, departments, institutions, the general public and special interest groups.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings, as part of the division directors’ staff, to inform, update, strategically plan, and design and implement systems to improve communication and efficiency within the division.
  • Serves as liaison between region’s historic site staff and the VP of Exhibits, VP of Education, Programs and Interns, VP of Marketing, AVP of Historic Sites, Southeast Regional Director, and Southwest Regional Director.
  • Oversees the development and presentation of programs, tours and special events to visitors on the Site as well as special programs to schools and other interested groups.
  • Liaison to Friends Group and local supporting organizations.
  • Oversees basic research to verify accuracy of information regarding historic structures, people and events connected with the Historic Site.
  • Helps to solve visitor problems and complaints.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience:

  • Baccalaureate degree in history, art history, historic preservation, museum studies, business administration, marketing or related field.
  • Master’s degree in history, art history, historic preservation, museum management, arts administration, business administration or related field preferred.
  • At least five (5) years experience in administration, preferably at an historic site.
  • Specialized knowledge of the programs and operating characteristics of historic sites.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Specialized knowledge of state government administrative structures a plus.
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate diverse, professional and support personnel.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodology of administrative management and practices of museum and historic site management.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

  • Go to http://in.gov/spd/2333.htm
  • In the left side navigation, click “Apply for State Jobs”.
  • Click on ‘advanced search’, and scroll down to ‘Job ID’ to enter number assigned to job posting (612237).
  • Complete all pages. To be considered, you must thoroughly complete all sections (work experience, education, licenses, etc) even if a resume is copy/pasted or attached.
  • Once the application is submitted, click the Submit button on the last page.