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.

  • Exhibit Developer

    The Exhibit Developer serves as the lead developer for exhibit experiences from concept through implementation. Developers are responsible for developing and managing the key aspects of experience development for new exhibits, as well as revisions or additions to existing experiences. This position responsibility includes topic testing, formative evaluation, idea generation, development of experiences from the concept, working design, and final design. The position will be responsible for writing scripts, storyline, labels, research, and participation of shepherding of the experience through production, opening, summative evaluation and remediation. The position works closely with content experts, both internal and external, as well as interactive developers, exhibit and graphic designers throughout the exhibit process.

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  • Out of School Educator

    Indiana State Museum is seeking an Out of School Time Contract educator to facilitate afterschool programs. The contract educator would work with the Engagement department for the months of September through December during the 2023 fall semester. This position has up to 7 hours a week, scheduled Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Senior Curator

    The Senior Curator of History and Culture is responsible for overseeing history-related curatorial affairs and content for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS). Incumbent oversees the history and culture section, including collections development, research and interpretation of collections, to ensure that activities reflect the institutional mission and move the ISMHS forward. Incumbent serves as an advisor for exhibition development, educational programs, and historic sites preservation and content. Ensures that all industry standards are adhered to in regards to stewardship of the museum’s artifact collections and historic structures. Incumbent will also serve as the curator of cultural history, demonstrating expertise in areas including military history, sports, popular culture, communications technology, music, performing and literary arts. In this role, the incumbent will manage the organization, development, maintenance, interpretation, and use of collections within their areas of expertise.

  • Exhibit Fabricator/Carpenter

    As Exhibit Fabricator/Carpenter, you will create and contribute to the production and repair of exhibitory elements, cabinetry, and auxiliary structures; and assist in the installation and dismantling of new, existing and temporary exhibitions. You will interact with Exhibit Production team members, Experience Design and Development staff, as well as Facilities staff members to support the organization’s mission.


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.