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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.

  • Vincennes State Historic Site Manager

    The Vincennes State Historic Site Manager oversees all facets of site management. This person will provide, or guide others, in operations, programming and community outreach. The ideal candidate will have management experience in a visitor-centric environment such as museums, science centers, historic sites or cultural centers.

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  • Senior Curator of History and Culture

    The Senior Curator of History and Culture will oversee collection development, research and interpretation to ensure that activities reflect the institutional mission and move the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites forward. This person will be an advisor for exhibition development, educational programs and historic site preservation and content, and will ensure adherence to industry standards for stewardship of the museum’s artifact collections and historic structures.

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  • Public Engagement Specialist

    The Public Engagement Specialist develops, implements and evaluates programs and services for the public, families and adults at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. This person will be assigned as needed within the galleries and programs to engage and interact with museum visitors, assist with visitor questions and concerns, conduct demonstrations and activities, and monitor artifacts and exhibit components.

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  • Summer Camp Contract Educator

    About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, including a central museum based in Indianapolis. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for information lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places, and things.

    Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Stewardship and Transparency. First among our strategic priorities is to engage and serve an expanded and diverse audience through transformative experiences: Collections. Exhibits. Programs.

    Purpose of Position/Summary:

    The Indiana State Museum is seeking Contract Educators to lead 1st-8th grade summer camps within the programs and education engagement department. This position will work 7:45 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position will lead up to three weeks of camp the weeks of June 3–28 and July 8-26. Will also work a single day, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. from May 28-31. Mandatory training date on May 24. The Contract Educators will be paid a weekly flat fee of $900.

     Responsibilities include:

    • Lead camp activities and encourage youth learning through Indiana State Museum prepared camp lesson plans and hands-on activities.
    • Assist with preparation of materials and coordinating supplies for camp activities.
    • Directly supervise incoming 1st-8th grade campers and follow disciplinary procedures when needed; report disciplinary issues to the camp manager or director immediately.
    • Guide and supervise part-time camp counselors and model appropriate interactions with campers.
    • Mentor and encourage creativity, exploration, and a hands-on, minds-on learning environment with campers.
    • Model leadership, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn and innovate with campers.
    • Assist with set-up/clean-up of activities including before/after camp games and activities.
    • Provide a safe environment for play, learning and discovery with campers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Teaching experience preferred.
    • Experience working with school-aged youth.
    • Strong communications skills with school-aged youths.
    • Exhibit excellent public speaking skills, enthusiasm, and creativity while interacting with campers, camp families, and visitors of all ages and abilities.
    • Collaborative personality and a team player.
    • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks.
    • Ability to maintain campers’ safety and wellbeing.
    • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and attitude.
    • Ability to work 7:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday for up to three weeks from June 3-28 and July 8-26. Will also work a single day from May 28-31. Mandatory training date on May 24.
    • This is a temporary position.

    Physical effort:

    • Educators must move within the classroom.
    • Educators must assist with the set-up of tables, chairs, and program supplies.
    • Educators work primarily inside the museum building with recess outside for 30 minutes, weather permitting. Some camps include offsite visits within walking distance.

    How to apply:

    This position reports directly to the camp program manager and works closely with program and education engagement staff. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Indiana State Museum’s Camp Team at [email protected].

  • Summer Camp Counselor

    The Summer Camp Counselor works in the programs and education engagement department as assigned within the museum’s Summer Camp program. This person will assist with the facilitation of camp activities including troubleshooting problems, engaging youth in hands-on activities, overseeing campers and more.

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  • Early Childhood Summer Program Counselor

    The Early Childhood Summer Program Counselor will assist with facilitating camp and program activities and encourage youth (ages 4-6) in hands-on activities, while modifying program activities as needed to better meet the needs of each child. This person will also assist with the preparation of materials and coordinating supplies for camp and program activities, among other duties.

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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.