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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a dynamic and creative leader to serve as the museum manager at the Nebraska History Museum. As a member of the Education Resources team, this position is accountable for operations, program support and execution for all aspects at the museum. The museum manager will have the opportunity to work across multiple teams to ensure an outstanding visitor experience. 

Pay range for position is $14.90 - $21.36/hr with a full benefits package. Pay is commensurate with education and experience, if approved. 

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. 

Work days are Tuesday - Saturday.

Job location is 131 Centennial Mall North, Downtown

Examples of Work

• Manage the daily operations of museum, including but not limited to opening and closing procedures, ordering supplies, ensuring the building is visitor-ready and communicating needs to appropriate staff, and managing calendar of events and corresponding spaces. 

• Train and supervise volunteers and student workers. 

• Coordinate activities, events and exhibits at the museum. 

• Oversee annual museum budget and expenditures. 

• Participate as a member of several process teams in planning and implementing a quality visitor experience. 

• Train staff in the principles, practices, policies and procedures of exceptional customer service. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Coursework/training or experience in customer assistance, public relations, event planning, sales, recreation, Nebraska history, supervision, or working directly with the public.  OR   Post high school coursework/training in social/behavioral science or business administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Exceptional customer service 

• Ability to adapt to new technology 

• Effective communication skills 

• Ability to manage multiple projects at once 

• Ability to lead without formal authority 

• A commitment to concepts of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 

• Interest in Nebraska history 

• Ability to work evenings and special events on occasion

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Description

History Nebraska is seeking an enthusiastic and visitor-focused candidate to be the Historic Site Manager overseeing the daily operations of the George Norris Historic Site located in McCook, Nebraska. Site operations includes, but is not limited to, education (both on-site and digital), special events and activities, monitoring the needs for maintenance and repair of the building and grounds. The Historic Site Manager will be expected to build and maintain relationships in McCook and the surrounding area, promoting History Nebraska’s mission and presence in the community. 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 candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.

• 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. 

Part time, 20 hours per week.

Job location is 706 Norris Avenue

Examples of Work

• Plan, organize and coordinate activities at the historic site.

• Manage the daily operations of the site, including but not limited to opening and closing procedures, ordering supplies, ensuring the building is visitor-ready and communicating maintenance needs to appropriate staff.

• Present programming via in-person tours and through virtual programming.

• Serve as liaison with the community and build new relations state-wide.

• Oversee annual site budget and expenditures.

• Participate as a member of several process teams in planning and implementing a quality visitor experience.

• Recruit, train and supervise volunteers. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Coursework/training or experience in customer assistance, public relations, event planning, sales, recreation, Nebraska history, supervision, or working directly with the public.   OR  Post high school coursework/training in social/behavioral science or business administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Exceptional customer service • Ability to adapt to new technology

• Effective communication skills including ability to present information in a variety of formats

• Interest in Nebraska history

• A commitment to concepts of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion

• Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes Saturdays, special events, or by appointment tours. 

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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 an organized, engaged, self-starter to serve as the agency's Digitization Projects Coordinator. As a strategic goal of our agency, History Nebraska is ramping up our digitization efforts to provide access to historical collections beyond the borders of our state. As a member of the Digitization team, this position is responsible for executing digitization workflows and will coordinator the work of staff, volunteers, and student workers as they scan and create metadata records. This team also responds to reference inquiries from the public, therefore, this position also manages those responses. 

Pay range for position is $15.84 - $22.30/hr with a full benefits package. Pay is commensurate with education and experience, if approved. 

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 the digitization workflows of all materials in accordance with accepted standards, using both local equipment and off-site services as appropriate. 

• Scan collection materials and create Dublin Core metadata records for scanned materials. 

• Delegates reference inquiries from the public to staff for response. 

• Supervise and manage a team of students, employees and volunteers. 

• Provide guidance and training for staff/volunteers in the handling of archival collections and the digitization workflows. 

• All other duties assigned. 
 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Post high school coursework/training in library science, archives administration, history, public administration, museum studies or related field, and two years of experience in cataloging, processing or otherwise working with library/archives materials. 

PREFERRED:   MLS degree or three years of relevant experience. 
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent computer skills (working knowledge of Google Drive, Windows, etc.) 

• Strong project management skills required 

• Must be self-directed and work independently. 

• Experience scanning with multiple types of equipment. 

• Excellent communication skills. 

• Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and delegate and monitor project cycles. 

• Knowledge of appropriate handling of archival materials. 

• Knowledge of Preservica, ArchiveSpace, and digitization standards preferred.

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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a detail oriented self-starter to serve as the agency’s primary Building & HVAC Specialist. As a member of the facilities team, this position is accountable for daily monitoring of building automation systems, routine HVAC preventative maintenance, and general 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. Pay range for position is $15.86 - $22.97/hr with a full benefits package. Pay is commensurate with education and experience, if approved. 

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. 

Location: 1500 R Street 

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
• Supervising custodial staff; assigning work and monitoring performance
• 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 methods, tools and practices of various building trades
• Make accurate estimates of time and materials required to complete maintenance task
• Ability to use and operate hand tools, 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 
• Supervision skills
• Ability travel to other HN sites on occasion 

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