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Christmas at the Rock

Christmas is coming! What better way to celebrate than the way the settlers did in the nineteenth century? Join us at Chimney Rock National Historic Site for some ...

Conservation Center Office Technician

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of post high school coursework or experience in: administration, office management, accounting, finance, planning, policy analysis and implementation, administrative/management analysis, operations research, program evaluation, research, or similar fields or in a field related to the programs or functions of the employing agency. PREFERRED: Experience with conservation examination and treatment of 3-D objects, paper works, or paintings, including knowledge of standard conservation practices such as handling, storage, and cataloging. Experience working in an office setting. Interest and/or past experience in history, art, conservation, museums, or library work. A background in studio art and associated strong hand skills. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail necessary to maintain thorough electronic and paper documentation. Flexibility, creativity, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to identify and achieve goals and objectives and meet multiple competing priorities. Ability to communicate and work effectively and inclusively with diverse and varied people and groups in writing, by phone, and in person. Experience using modern computer programs and products such as Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to adapt to other technologies quickly. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a member of a team. Ability to complete repetitive tasks for long periods of time, while sitting or standing. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Education Associate

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in History or related field such as: Education, Museum Studies, Geography, or Anthropology AND two years of experience in museum curatorial work, providing educational programming, or providing interpretive tours. PREFERRED: Education, history, or public history background and familiarity with state and/or national education standards. OTHER: Limited travel will be required. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Familiar with inquiry-based learning and programming Confident public speaking capabilities Passionate about local, state, and national histories Enjoys educating people of all backgrounds and supports inclusion, accessibility and equity for diverse audiences and learning styles. Ability to adapt to new technology Demonstrated ability to plan and execute events and/or workshops Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders Ability to work evenings and weekends for events and programming, on occasion. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.

Summer Tourism Guide – Fort Robinson

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 Dependable; reliable attendance Attention to detail

Summer Tourism Guide – Chimney Rock

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 Interest in 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 Dependable; reliable attendance Attention to detail Ability to operate a cash register and make change

Summer Tourism Guide – Neligh Mill

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 Interest in 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 Dependable; reliable attendance Ability to use a lawn mower

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