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Site Manager for Senator George Norris Historic Site

Description

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, expected to operate the Senator George Norris Historic Site in McCook, Nebraska. History Nebraska is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Historic Site Manager who will share information with visitors, give tours, answering questions about the Norris house and its historical significance. The Historic Site Manager will also continue building connections and relationships within McCook and greater Nebraska communities and perform other duties as assigned. Work schedule are days the site is open along with additional programming on and off-site. Weekends are typically required.

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 preserves and interprets our state’s past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans.

 

Examples of Work

  • Greets all site visitors and provides information on the home and a 30-40 minute tour.
  • Walks site to ensure all visitors have an engaging experience.
  • Provides tours to visiting groups and answers tourist inquiries, sharing historical information and local tourism.
  • Maintains records, and conducts surveys of visitors’ opinions, interests, and needs for use in developing future programs.
  • Prepares and assembles public display materials including brochure racks and display areas.
  • Maintains appearance and cleanliness of museum entrance and outbuildings.
  • Answers the phone politely, and professionally.
  • Assists with light housekeeping like sweeping and garbage removal.

Our five 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.
We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of each individual.

**History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better.

Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Coursework/Training or experience in customer assistance, public relations, event planning, sales, recreation, Nebraska history, supervision, or working directly with the public. 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.

Preferred: Experience in areas related to Nebraska history and the American West, geography, and 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
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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