Career Opportunities

Temporary Tourism Guide (Part-Time) — Fort Robinson

History Nebraska is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal tourism guide for our Fort Robinson site near Crawford, Nebraska. The guide will share information with visitors and give tours, answering questions about the fort and its historical significance. The guide will also help with retail sales and stocking the gift shop. This is a temporary position with 25 hours per week, expected to run May 20 through September 2, 2019.

Salary is $11.81 hourly, commensurate with education and experience.

Work schedule is negotiable, with weekends typically required.

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. Retail or customer service experience; money handling.

PREFERRED: Experience in areas related to Nebraska history and the American West, geography, and culture. Retail or customer service experience; money handling.

Application deadline is May 28, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Temporary Tourism Guide at Fort Robinson for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.


Summer 2019 Retail Associate - Fort Robinson

History Nebraska and Fort Robinson are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic seasonal retail associate. The associate will accept admissions from visitors, maintain the appearance of the gift shop, stock, and display merchandise, and suggest items for purchase to enhance the visitor experience. This is a temporary position, 25 hours per week, expected to run now through September 2, 2019.

Salary is $10.65 hourly.

Work schedule is Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm; Sat and Sun 8:45 am - 5:15 pm, and other days as needed

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

PREFERRED: Experience balancing financials, using computer software for marketing, and inventory; computer and internet experience for general office use. 

Application deadline is May 30, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Summer 2019 Retail Associate at Fort Robinson for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.


Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking a passionate history advocate to serve as Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator. The position requires a dynamic and enthusiastic person to bring our preservation programs to a wider audience. Reporting to the Deputy SHPO, the outreach coordinator will work closely with SHPO team members to enhance existing programs and look for innovative ways to reach audiences.

As Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator, this person will Promote SHPO programs, especially National Register of Historic Places and Historic Tax Credits, to the citizens of Nebraska via direct mailings, site visits, and public presentations. Travel will be an essential part of the job duties, including both day trips and overnight trips.

Salary is $20.05 hourly.

REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in history, architectural history or closely related field; OR Bachelor's degree in any of the previously 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).

PREFERRED: Familiarity with the operations of a State Historic Preservation Office.

Application deadline is June 11, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.


Director of Information Technology

History Nebraska is seeking a dynamic Director of Information Technology to lead the development and implementation of our Technology Plan. A successful candidate will provide strategic leadership towards all IT services, improved processes and problem solving of IT issues. Reporting to the Director and CEO, the position is responsible for all IT services and is a key player in achieving the organization's strategic goals. The successful candidate will manage all technology-related tasks and will be responsible for selecting and managing hardware and software, including library and archives systems, digital asset management, CRM, digital mass storage, and peripherals for History Nebraska's overall operations.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in history, historic preservation, public/business administration or other field related to area of responsibility including computer science, information systems, or other technology related field AND two years' experience in cultural resource management OR a Masters degree in any of the previously mentioned fields. Experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred: Five years' experience working in an IT department that supports many functional departments; at least three (3) years should include IT managerial and leadership accountabilities for an organization or department. Experience with applications used by museum, educational, cultural, or related institutions is highly desirable.

Salary is $28.37 - $42.56 Hourly. This is a permanent full-time position based at the History Nebraska HQ at 1500 R St in Lincoln.

Application deadline is June 11, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Director of Information Technology for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.


Temporary Archeological Field Supervisor

In response to historically devastating flooding that occurred in Nebraska in March 2019, our Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is forming a temporary group of archeological technicians to help farmers with Section 106 surveys of their fields prior to field restoration. The Temporary Archeological Field Supervisor will supervise this group. Under supervision from NeSHPO's Preservation Archeologist, this person will conduct all tasks relating to the completion of reconnaissance archeological surveys and minimal site testing associated with Section 106 Review and Compliance projects.

Requirements: A Bachelors Degree in Anthropology with graduate work or experience on North American archeology; 2 years archeological field and/or laboratory experience. Experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Preferred: At least one year/field season as a paid field supervisor with an academic field school or cultural resource management firm. 

Salary is $21.24 Hourly. This is a full-time temporary position for the summer. There will be travel throughout the week. Hotel rooms will be paid for by the NeSHPO​ and meals reimbursed. Free housing during the course of this assignment will be provided by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln if needed. 

There is no application deadline at this time. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Temporary Archeological Field Supervisor for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.


Temporary Archeological Field Technician

In response to historically devastating flooding that occurred in Nebraska in March 2019, our Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is forming a temporary group of archeological technicians to help farmers with Section 106 surveys of their fields prior to field restoration. Under supervision from the NeSHPO's Preservation Archeologist and the Temporary Archeological Field Supervisor, the technician will assist in conducting archeological surveys, prepare forms and maps for surveys, catalog and analyze artifacts obtained during archeological surveys and/or test excavations. The technician may also supervise volunteers in addition to other assigned tasks.

Requirements: Post high school course work in anthropology or history AND one season archeological field school or field experience.

Preferred: Bachelor degree in anthropology and one season archeological field school and experience in Nebraska archeology. 

Salary is $14.68 Hourly. These are full-time temporary positions for the summer. There will be travel throughout the week. Hotel rooms will be paid for by the NeSHPO​ and meals reimbursed. Free housing during the course of this assignment will be provided by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, if needed. 

There is no application deadline at this time. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

Apply to be a Temporary Archeological Field Technician for History Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska and the History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws.

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