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Stuhr Museum Foundation Executive Director

The Stuhr Museum Foundation in Grand Island is currently seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership, knowledge, and skills for the continued promotion, growth, and administration of the organization. The ideal candidate will possess the skills to develop, implement, and oversee fundraising activities through:

-Cultivating new and existing inter-personal relationships, identifying and soliciting major and planned gifts for special projects and programs, capital campaigns, and endowments from individuals, businesses and regional foundations.

-Proven experience of donor and fund development, grant preparation and/or oversight, and basic finance as obtained by completion of a Bachelor’s degree are required, with an advanced degree preferred.

-Five (5) years of experience in a leadership position or community fundraising and the ability to lead, motivate and supervise employees and community volunteers are key assets.

The Stuhr Museum Foundation is an established organization that ensures the future growth and stability of the Stuhr Museum. The Foundation raises unrestricted funds, special project funds, and endowment funds to benefit the living history, education, and preservation programs of the Stuhr Museum.

This position will close February 18th, 2018.

Send Resume to: The Stuhr Museum Foundation
Attn: Search Committee • P.O. Box 1801 • Grand Island, NE 68802
email: foundation@stuhrmuseum.org


Historical Interpretation and Concessions

We are currently accepting applications for part-time Living Historians/Historical Interpreters and Silver Dollar concessions help. Living Historians provide interpretive experiences for guests in the various time periods of our living history museum historic areas in Railroad Town. Successful interpretation compels guests to examine their images of the past, to reflect on their current attitudes, values and beliefs and to continue that examination beyond the museum experience.

This is a chance to expand upon your strong communication skills, work with talented and dedicated co-workers and improve your historical knowledge. If you desire to work part-time in an outdoor setting and have the opportunity to contribute to one of the premier living history museums in the U.S., this is the position for you! Candidates must be able to work 2-5 days each week, at least two weekends per month, major summer holidays and occasional evenings from May 1 through Labor Day as scheduled. Select dates for events are also in October and December.

Applications may be obtained and returned to the Reynolds Building or can be downloaded through the link below. Applications accepted through Feb. 28, 2018.  For more information, please call 308-385-5316, extension 210. EEO employer.

Interpreter and Concessions applications are accepted each year during the months of January and February only. Training occurs on select dates in March or April.


Summer Adventures Instructors

Stuhr Museum is currently accepting applications for part-time Summer Adventures class instructors. Instructors will educate students about history through activities, games, and crafts. Subjects may include life on the Overland Trails, early settler’s life, lives of the Plains Indians, cooking, sewing, etc, and age varies by class. Classes are held in non-temperature controlled settings, and instructors will be in charge of up to 12 students at a time. Each class session is 5 days long (M-F) and will require of a commitment of approximately 3 hours in the morning or afternoon. Those who are chosen for this position will need to set their class schedule soon so we may publish our class catalog, and will then work with us periodically until summer to ensure we acquire the appropriate supplies and have necessary preparations made.

Applications may be obtained and returned to the Reynolds Building or can be downloaded through the link below. Applications accepted through Feb. 28, 2018.  For more information, please call 308-385-5316, extension 210. EEO employer.



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