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Maintenance Specialist

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or equivalent vocational education in construction, industrial engineering, HVAC, welding, or other building trade. Experience in building maintenance, a mechanical trade, or performing safety inspections, investigations or training may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis as determined appropriate by the agency. OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a mandatory drivers safety course. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Basic knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, safety practices, and general maintenance processes and methods. Working knowledge of hand tools, common metering devices. Ability to interact personably with internal and external customers, including but not limited to staff, visitors, and vendors. Problem solving ability - Ability to research, analyze, troubleshoot problems. Adaptability - Ability to adapt to changing priorities, equipment, and technology. Time Management Skills - Ability to plan and prioritize projects and complete projects in a timely manner. Teamwork - Ability to recognize strengths in self and others and use them to achieve work goals. Ability to cope with stress - Must be able to work well under pressure in emergency situations. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.

Temporary Visitor Services Manager – Nebraska History Museum (6 months)

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. PREFERRED: Demonstrated experience in a retail environment and in providing work direction. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Effective written and verbal communication skills to aid in excellent customer service with a wide variety of audiences. Ability to manage multiple projects at once and communicate clearly to project stakeholders. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and special events on occasion.

Conservator, Head of Paintings Conservation Lab

Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree/certificate from a recognized conservation training program, or have equivalent experience, PLUS ten years experience at progressively advanced levels. OTHER: Must have acute hand-eye coordination necessary to perform delicate conservation activities and ability to lift and move 30 pounds. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide independent authorized transportation. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of conservation treatment methods for a variety of paintings ranging from traditional to modern and contemporary. Familiarity with state-of-the-art preservation and conservation principles and methodology; materials science, chemistry, history of technology, art history, and fine art. Demonstrated use of logic and reasoning to determine appropriate courses of action, or alternative solutions for a variety of conservation problems. Experience with the development of accurate project proposals, cost estimates, and reports. Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of individuals including colleagues, allied professionals, and clients; Skilled at soliciting conservation work from outside sources. Capable of coordinating and managing competing projects to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment while adhering to the requirements of the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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