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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a dynamic, highly organized problem solver to serve as the agency’s Curator of Government Records and State Archivist. As a member of the Collections team, this position is accountable for appraising government records, reviewing and approving records retention schedules, ensuring preservation of and access to government records of enduring historic value regardless of format, and coordinating Nebraska’s State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). The successful applicant will curate and provide access to some of Nebraska’s most interesting historical records. The ever increasing need to safe-guard born-digital records and make analog records available in a digital format means the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to help shape the digital future of Nebraska's government archives. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. 

Our four core values are: 
• We do it Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it. 
• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups; we support one another to ensure our projects are amazing. 
• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done. 
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others. 

Job location is 5050 North 32nd

 

Examples of Work

• Identifies, appraises, collects, and makes accessible government records of enduring historical value. 

• Develops and streamlines policies and procedures for the management, storage, discoverability and retrieval of government records. 

• Works with government agencies to create and implement records schedules. 

• Prioritizes government records for digitization. 

• Coordinates Nebraska’s State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). 

• All other duties as assigned. 
 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Masters of Library Science or a Masters of Library and Information Systems from an American Library Association Accredited Library School, plus one year of relevant experience. Experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED:  Three years’ experience working with government records in an archival setting or equivalent. 

OTHER:  Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.  Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice. 

• Knowledge of appraising, collecting, processing and providing access to electronic records, including knowledge of Encoded Archival Description and metadata standards. 

• Ability to interpret and understand relevant state statutes. 

• Awareness of confidentiality restrictions relating to certain government records. 

• Proficiency in electronic data management, collections management systems such as ArchiveSpace or PastPerfect, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and other software programs necessary to perform daily tasks. Experience with Preservica a plus. 

• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, elected officials, agency records managers, and the public.

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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a detail oriented self-starter to serve as the agency’s primary HVAC and building Maintenance Specialist. As a member of the Facilities team, this position is accountable for daily monitoring of building automation systems, routine HVAV preventative maintenance, and building maintenance at two downtown Lincoln locations. This position works with state of the art computerized building systems to ensure optimal preservation of Nebraska's historic treasures. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.

Our four core values are:
• We do it Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups; we support one another to ensure our projects are amazing.
• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others. 

Job location is 1500 R Street, Downtown

 

Examples of Work

• Daily monitoring of temps and humidity levels in buildings.
• Tracking building maintenance
• Maintaining maintenance supply inventory
• Routine plumbing maintenance
• Trouble shooting and identifying maintenance issues
• Contacting contractors for estimates
• Escorting contractors through the building for yearly inspections of various systems
• All other duties assigned. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Associates degree or equivalent vocational education in construction, HVAC, welding, or other maintenance trade and one year of experience OR three years’ experience in skilled maintenance, construction or mechanical trades and experience leading/directing others in such work; experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of advanced methods, tools and practices of various building trades.
• Skill in the use of a variety of basic hand tools
• Make accurate estimates of time and materials required to complete maintenance task
• Ability to use, operate hand, power tools and power equipment in a safe manor
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions in building and mechanical maintenance trades
• Ability to communicate with staff, vendors, and the public in a professional way
• Ability travel to other HN sites on occasion 

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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a curious, organized, and detail-oriented person to serve as the agency’s National Register Coordinator. As a member of the Historic Preservation team, this position is accountable for researching and writing National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations, ushering members of the public through the National Register process, and managing History Nebraska’s historic marker program. The NR coordinator gets to travel throughout the state to visit proposed NR properties to research and photograph candidates, and makes determinations of eligibility for all kinds of historic resources. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. 

Our four core values are: 
• We do it Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it. 
• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups; we support one another to ensure our projects are amazing. 
• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done. 
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others. 

Job location is 1500 R Street, Downtown

 

Examples of Work

• Oversees National Register program, including researching and writing nominations, reviewing nominations that come to us from consultants or constituents, consulting on determinations of eligibility, and communicating with our review board members and the National Park Service. 
• Prepares scopes of work/requests for proposals for contractual professional services that we seek for National Register nominations, reviews their work. 
• Oversees contract staff, interns, and/or volunteers performing professional services. 
• Administers the state historic marker program, evaluating proposed markers, verifying research, and editing marker text for clarity and historical accuracy. 
• All other duties assigned. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Master's degree in history, archeology, architectural history or closely related field; OR Bachelor's degree in any of the above noted fields plus one of the following: a) two years experience in research, writing or teaching in a related field or b) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge as determined applicable based on Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A). 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of programs administered by the State Historic Preservation Office, including policies and procedures under federal regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act. 
• Knowledge of architectural history. 
• Ability to research, edit, write-up findings, and communicate effectively. 
• Conduct public outreach activities, including meetings, webinars, and workshops. 
• Possess computer skills in working with the Office Suite of programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access. Knowledge of GIS is a definite advantage. 
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and the public. 

Summer 2021 Sales Associate - Chimney Rock

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Description

This is a temporary position, 40 hours per week from May through September 2021. History Nebraska and Chimney Rock are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal sales associate. The associate will accept admissions from visitors, maintain the appearance of gift shop, stock and display merchandise, and suggest items for purchase to enhance the visitor experience. 

Work schedule: 5 days per week. Weekend shifts required. 

Chimney Rock is a national historic site and one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. The museum has recently undergone a major renovation and includes new and interactive exhibits. History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all museum visitors and provides directions of site and information on exhibits and events. • Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service. • Stocks and maintains merchandise on the sales floor. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of gift shop and museum entrance. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Balances and prepares daily sales reports and other essential reports using POS system. • Receives, opens and unpacks inventory orders; reconciles against purchase order to ensure correct items are received. • Assist in ensuring merchandise is replaced or reordered. • Performs research and provides suggestions for new merchandise to sell. • Performs inventory of merchandise and reconciles differences if necessary; assists with annual inventory. • Performs routine housekeeping functions including dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, disposing of trash and other tasks necessary to keep store area clean. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Experience in public contact, customer service, visual merchandising, sales or other closely related field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Ability to create store displays to attract buyers • Ability to use and learn computer software quickly • Ability to count money accurately • Dependable; reliable attendance • Attention to detail 

Summer 2021 Sales Associate - Chimney Rock - 24 hrs/week

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Description

This is a temporary position, 24 hours per week from May through September 2021. 

History Nebraska and Chimney Rock are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal sales associate. The associate will accept admissions from visitors, maintain the appearance of gift shop, stock and display merchandise, and suggest items for purchase to enhance the visitor experience. 

Work schedule: 3-4 days per week. Weekend shifts required. 

Chimney Rock is a national historic site and one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. The museum has recently undergone a major renovation and includes new and interactive exhibits. History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all museum visitors and provides directions of site and information on exhibits and events. • Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service. • Stocks and maintains merchandise on the sales floor. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of gift shop and museum entrance. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Balances and prepares daily sales reports and other essential reports using POS system. • Receives, opens and unpacks inventory orders; reconciles against purchase order to ensure correct items are received. • Assist in ensuring merchandise is replaced or reordered. • Performs research and provides suggestions for new merchandise to sell. • Performs inventory of merchandise and reconciles differences if necessary; assists with annual inventory. • Performs routine housekeeping functions including dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, disposing of trash and other tasks necessary to keep store area clean. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact, customer service, visual merchandising, sales or other closely related field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Ability to create store displays to attract buyers • Ability to use and learn computer software quickly • Ability to count money accurately • Dependable; reliable attendance • Attention to detail 

Summer 2021 Tourism Guide - Chimney Rock

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Description

This is a temporary position, 40 hours per week from May to September 2021. 

History Nebraska and Chimney Rock are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal tourism guide. The guide will share information with visitors and give tours, answering questions about the site and its historical significance. The guide will assist with retail sales and stocking of the gift shop. 

Work schedule: 5 days per week, 8-5 pm. Days negotiable. Weekend shifts required. 

Chimney Rock is a national historic site and one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. The museum has recently undergone a major renovation and includes new and interactive exhibits. 

History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all museum visitors and provides information on exhibits and events. • Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service. • Helps stock and maintain merchandise on the sales floor. • Presents informative talks to visiting groups and answers tourist inquiries and provides area and historical information. • Maintains records, and conducts surveys of visitors' opinions, interests, and needs for use in developing future programs. • Prepares and assembles public display materials including brochure racks and display areas. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of gift shop and museum entrance. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Assists with light housekeeping/maintenance/custodial projects at the site. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact OR coursework/training or experience in history, art history, recreation, event planning or areas related to Nebraska History, geography or culture. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of, or desire, to learn Nebraska's history and culture • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality 

Summer 2021 Tourism Guide - Chimney Rock - 24 hrs/week

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Description

This is a temporary position, 24 hours per week from May to September 2021. 

History Nebraska and Chimney Rock are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal tourism guide. The guide will share information with visitors and give tours, answering questions about the site and its historical significance. The guide will assist with retail sales and stocking of the gift shop. 

Work schedule: 3-4 days per week. Weekend shifts required. 

Chimney Rock is a national historic site and one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. The museum has recently undergone a major renovation and includes new and interactive exhibits. 

History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all museum visitors and provides information on exhibits and events. • Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service. • Helps stock and maintain merchandise on the sales floor. • Presents informative talks to visiting groups and answers tourist inquiries and provides area and historical information. • Maintains records, and conducts surveys of visitors' opinions, interests, and needs for use in developing future programs. • Prepares and assembles public display materials including brochure racks and display areas. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of gift shop and museum entrance. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Assists with light housekeeping/maintenance/custodial projects at the site. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact OR coursework/training or experience in history, art history, recreation, event planning or areas related to Nebraska History, geography or culture. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of, or desire, to learn Nebraska's history and culture • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality 

Summer 2021 Sales Associate - Fort Robinson

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Description

This is a temporary position, 40 hours per week from May through September 2021. 

History Nebraska and Robinson are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal sales associate. The associate will accept admissions from visitors, maintain the appearance of gift shop, stock and display merchandise, and suggest items for purchase to enhance the visitor experience. 

Work schedule: Wednesday - Sunday, 8-5 pm/negotiable 

Fort Robinson State Historical Site near Crawford, Nebraska, is one of the most significant places of the American West. It saw creation of the Red Cloud agency, the death of Crazy Horse, the deployment of Buffalo Soldiers, a German POW camp, a WWII dog training program, and much more. The grounds include 14 historic structures inside a visually stunning state park and National Historic Landmark. 

History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all museum visitors and provides directions of site and information on exhibits and events. • Collects admissions and sells merchandise in the gift shop, providing excellent customer service. • Stocks and maintains merchandise on the sales floor. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of gift shop and museum entrance. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Balances and prepares daily sales reports and other essential reports using POS system. • Receives, opens and unpacks inventory orders; reconciles against purchase order to ensure correct items are received. • Assist in ensuring merchandise is replaced or reordered. • Performs research and provides suggestions for new merchandise to sell. • Performs inventory of merchandise and reconciles differences if necessary; assists with annual inventory. • Performs routine housekeeping functions including dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, disposing of trash and other tasks necessary to keep store area clean. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact, customer service, visual merchandising, sales or other closely related field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Ability to create store displays to attract buyers • Ability to use and learn computer software quickly • Ability to count money accurately • Dependable; reliable attendance • Attention to detail 

Summer 2021 Tourism Guide - Fort Robinson - 26 hrs/week

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Description

This is a temporary position, 26 hours per week from May to September 2021. 

History Nebraska and Fort Robinson are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal tourism guide. The guide will share their love and interest in Nebraska history with visitors from near and far, give tours, and answer questions about the fort and its historical significance. The guide will assist with retail sales and stocking of the gift shop, and perform other duties as assigned. 

Work schedule: Thursday-Sunday, hours scheduled between 8-5 pm Fort Robinson State Historical Site near Crawford, Nebraska, is one of the most significant places of the American West. It saw creation of the Red Cloud agency, the death of Crazy Horse, the deployment of Buffalo Soldiers, a German POW camp, a WWII dog training program, and much more. The grounds include 14 historic structures inside a visually stunning state park and National Historic Landmark. 

History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state's past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. 

Examples of Work

• Greets all site visitors and provides information on exhibits and events. • Walks site and frequents all buildings to ensure all visitors have an engaging experience. • Provides tours to visiting groups and answers tourist inquiries, sharing historical information and local tourism. • Maintains records, and conducts surveys of visitors' opinions, interests, and needs for use in developing future programs. • Prepares and assembles public display materials including brochure racks and display areas. • Maintains appearance and cleanliness museum entrance and outbuildings. • Answers the phone politely, and professionally. • Assists with light housekeeping like sweeping and garbage removal • Serves as a back-up in the gift shop, selling merchandise and providing excellent customer service. • Helps stock and maintain merchandise on the sales floor when needed. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in public contact OR coursework/training or experience in history, art history, recreation, event planning or areas related to Nebraska History, geography or culture. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of, or desire to learn, Nebraska's history and culture • Ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages and abilities • Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality 

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