Career Opportunities

Director's Executive Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking a proactive executive assistant with strong administrative skills to support the Director & CEO. The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support for the President & CEO to include answering phones and emails; drafting routine correspondence; coordinating mailings; making travel arrangements; preparing expense reports; scheduling and handling logistics for internal and external meetings; preparing briefings, and assisting with research. The Executive Assistant will provide logistical support to the Board of Trustees and their committees while also coordinating special projects and supporting organization-wide activities.

This is a permanent full-time position. The work schedule is 8-5, Monday - Friday.

Pay range is commensurate with experience and education if approved.

The position will be based at 1500 R Street in Lincoln.

Requirements: Associate’s degree in administration, budgeting, operations research, or any discipline related to the work assigned and experience in planning, organizing, and implementing program-administrative functions, processes, or projects. OR Bachelor’s degree in administration, management, accounting, finance, planning, policy analysis, management analysis, operations research, program evaluation, or any discipline related to the work assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, non-profit experience, and an interest in museums preferred. Working knowledge of museums, especially history museums is a plus.

Application deadline is August 12, 2020. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documents may be attached.

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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Graphic Design Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Print/Digital products in Photoshop
  • Print/Digital products in Illustrator
  • Print products in InDesign

Preferred skills

Entry-level skill-sets in Photoshop and Illustrator. Entry level skill-sets with Premiere Pro and After Effects a plus.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either chris.goforth@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Office Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Revise and update excel file containing Historical Organizations in Nebraska.
  • Check organizations website to obtain current contact information
  • Contact organizations by phone if information is not found online
  • If needed, additional work will be to go through and sort administration files. Example sort correspondence from handwritten notes, combine various files as needed.

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to lana.hatcher@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible.


Photography Records Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work study positions! This position is located 2 blocks south of the student union on city campus, right next to Fuzzy’s Taco. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

The primary purpose of this position is to increase access to the collections. The student will work on collections that are prioritized for inclusion in the online database.

Duties

  • Photograph object collections
  • Name and edit digital photos and attach them to PastPerfect
  • Create brief object descriptions
  • Prepare records for web export

Preferred skills

Photography and photo editing experience

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either laura.mooney@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Microfilm Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Assist digitization Lab manger in pulling and packing microfilm reels to be set to Newspaper.com
  • Scanning archival materials
  • Creating metadata records for materials scanned
  • Documentation Preparation

Preferred skills

Attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to do repetitive tasks, knowledge of computers, ability to multitask. Training will be provided.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either lindsey.hillgartner@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.


Marketing Editorial Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Adapt material from our historical publications for popular readership on blog
  • Assist with basic historical research/fact checking, and do some original writing
  • Some Photoshop work

Preferred skills

Ability to write clearly, plus interest in history. We’re looking for someone who is interested in learning about Nebraska’s past and then explaining what you’ve learned in a simple and clear way that online readers will find interesting. Ability to look up information and do some basic fact checking (with guidance). In the past, we’ve often hired students majoring in history, journalism, or education, but this is not a requirement.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either chris.goforth@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Museum Visitor Services

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Greet and assist museum visitors upon arrival.
  • Provide responses to general questions, provide information about museum exhibits and agency activities.
  • Monitors cameras to ensure the care and safety of visitors and exhibits
  • Ability to use Point of Sale system and credit card machine to provide back-up and assist in making store sales.
  • Answer telephones at front desk and museum store.

Preferred skills

Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and friendly personality, ability to interact with the public professionally, work well with people of all ages. Ability to use and learn computer software (point of sale system) and count money accurately. Dependable, reliable attendance.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either kris.riggs@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Marketing Video Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Create historical video content using History Nebraska's video collections
  • Plan, coordinate, shoot, produce, and edit original videos highlighting History Nebraska's programs and collections.

Preferred skills

Familiarity with Adobe suite. Specifically Premiere, Photoshop, and Audition. Familiarity writing scripts. Plus shooting and editing video projects. Interest in history preferred. Ability to look up information and do some basic fact-checking (with guidance).

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either chris.goforth@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Archives Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

This is a work-study position to assist with the Audio/Visual collection.

Duties

  • Data entry of KMTV video news logs, c. 1980s. This is an important and substantial collection, and is difficult to access through the existing paper logs. Adding log data to a spreadsheet will increase access tremendously. This project has already started, and is ongoing.
  • May require also digitization of oral history interview transcripts as needed.

Preferred skills

Training will be provided if the assistant does not have the necessary skills.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either paul.eisloeffel@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Human Resources Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Assist in filing personnel documents.
  • Put together packets for new employee paperwork
  • Schedule interviews
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred skills

Must have good customer service and organizational skills.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


GIS Tech

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

Duties

  • Learn and use the GIS software system, ArcPro.
  • Learn how to map, edit data in the attribute tables and understand the internal system a state historic preservation office uses to track above ground historic resources.
  • Assist with the maintenance of and make data edits for small towns in four counties in order to clean up datasets.
  • Assist with mapping National Register Listed properties and adding new historic resources to the database in ArcPro

Preferred skills

Knowledge of and use of Arcmap or ArcPro is preferred, but not necessary as training can be provided. An interest in history or architecture would be helpful as this work-study involves historic resources.  

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either kate.hewlings@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible


Photograph Survey Assistant

History Nebraska is seeking student workers to fill a variety of work-study positions! This position is located at 1500 R Street, the building immediately east the student union on city campus. Pay range for position is $9-$13/hr based on years of experience, specialized skills and grade level.

This is work study position to assist with the Photograph Collection Survey. They would assist with evaluating photo collections. Pulling and putting away items from the stacks. Counting and inventorying collections. General support to the Photograph Curator and Assistant Curator.

Duties

  • Assisting with the Photograph Collection Survey
  • Data entry into new collection management software for upload to online catalog
  • Inventorying, cataloging, and rehousing photographs
  • Creating custom phase boxes for albums and cased photos; sink mats for broken and flaking glass plate negatives; other custom housing as needed.
  • Pulling and putting away collections for survey and evaluation.

Preferred skills

Attentions to detail. Works well on their own. Computer skills including data entry and some Adobe PhotoShop experience. Able to lift 30 lbs boxes.

 

Students may apply through Handshake OR send a resume or statement of interest to either karen.keehr@nebraska.gov or kylie.hatten@nebraska.gov.

Student must have federal work-study financial aid award for 2020-21 academic year to be eligible

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