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Take the next step in your career with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a 12-location museum system including a museum in downtown Indy and 11 state historic sites, offering career, internship and volunteer opportunities all around Indiana. Want to learn something new every day and spread your love for the Hoosier state? Find a list of our open positions below as well as on the State of Indiana’s ‘Work for Indiana’ careers website.

  • Early Childhood Contract Educator

    Purpose of Position/Summary:
    Indiana State Museum is seeking an Early Childhood Contract Educator to facilitate grant funded outreach programs for Head Start Preschool and Toddler classrooms. The contract educator would work within the Engagement department during the 2022-2023 school year (September-April) up to 27 hours a week (paid $15 an hour). This position will be scheduled Monday through Thursday with one special evening event to celebrate the end of the grant year.

    Essential Duties:

    • Lead outreach programs to Head Start classroom and encourage early childhood learning through prepared lessons plans
    • Manage an inventory of materials needed for outreaches and classroom kits (that will be left after each outreach)
    • Assemble classroom kits to be delivered to classrooms
    • Assist with evaluation of outreach programs and share feedback with Director of Early Childhood Programs
    • Facilitate activities during Head Start Family Night (Spring 2023)
    • Other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements:

    • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree or degree seeking preferred
    • Experience with working with young children (2–6-year-olds)
    • Formal / informal teaching experience
    • Ability to speak and write Spanish a plus
    • Strong Communication skills with multiple audiences including young children
    • Collaborative personality
    • Ability to work Monday through Thursday during select weeks during the 2022-2023 school year (September-April) up to 27 hours a week
    • Completion of online child protection course upon hiring

    This position reports directly to the Director of Early Childhood Programs and works closely with Early Childhood Education staff. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Indiana State Museum’s Director of Early Childhood Programs, Hayley Wilson at Hwilson@indianamuseum.org.

  • School Program Manager

    The School Program Manager is responsible for facilitating school programs and assisting with camp programs. Incumbent is the primary individual to respond to program inquiries and schedule programs. Incumbent is responsible for answering questions, scheduling programs, scheduling space and/or resources, assigning staff for programs, and entering school program information into reservation system. Incumbent will work with development and finance teams to ensure continuity in spending and reporting for program scholarships and grants.

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  • Out of School Time Program Coordinator

    The Out of School Time Program Coordinator will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programming and services for K-12 out of school time programs at the Indiana State Museum and assist with teaching school and youth programs and events. Primary focus will be on building and maintaining out of school time collaborations.

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  • Engagement Specialist (Intermittent) - Cardboard Engineering

    As an Engagement Specialist, you will work within the special exhibition that runs from March-October 2022 at the Indiana State Museum.  You will be part of the Engagement team and provide high quality customer service through interactive experiences for children, families, and adults in the exhibit.  You will perform daily engagement interactions, demonstrations, and storytelling as well as exhibit safety and maintenance.

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  • Engagement Specialist (Intermittent) - Major Taylor

    As an Engagement Specialist, you will work within the special exhibition that runs from March-October 2022 at the Indiana State Museum.  You will be part of the Engagement team and provide high quality customer service through interactive experiences for children, families, and adults in the exhibit.  You will perform daily engagement interactions, demonstrations, and storytelling as well as exhibit safety and maintenance.

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  • Engagement Specialist

    As an Engagement Specialist (Part-Time), you will serve within the Engagement Department at the Indiana State Museum working as assigned exhibit within the galleries to engage working as assigned within the galleries and public spaces of the museum to engage and interact with visitors, assist with facilitation of daily programming, respond to visitor questions and concerns, safeguard objects, and monitor artifacts and exhibit components. You may be asked to represent the museum at various outreach events or assist with programs. You may assist in managing and training of museum volunteers.

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Internships

Internship Opportunities

We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities for college students at all levels of study and in many different disciplines.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is the crossroads of everything interesting, educational and unique about the state. We invite you to become a part of this exciting institution as a volunteer.

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Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things.

Our Vision

Be the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally and globally.