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Executive Director

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, NE is seeking an executive director who will lead the museum's efforts to become one of our nation’s finest living history museums. The director will provide leadership for the development, promotion, and funding of the museum, and will be responsible for the planning and execution of the museum's programs and activities through its staff of department managers, full and part time employees, and volunteers. The director will also maintain a strong working relationship with the Stuhr Museum Foundation.

At least five years of management or supervisory experience is required, preferably in a museum or similar type of tourism organization, as is the minimum of a bachelor's degree in such pertinent fields as museum studies, education, business, hospitality, or marketing.  Applicant must demonstrate strong communication, human relations and leadership skills, an appreciation of history's role in contemporary society, and the ability to increase visitor counts and revenue. Business, marketing and hospitality skills are also desired. 

Compensation commensurate with level of qualifications and experience. EOE

Submit resume, and at least three references to: Stuhr Museum Search Committee, P.O. 536 Grand Island, NE 68802.


H.A.T.S Instructor

Seeking Instructors     H.A.T.S. - Heritage Activities for Today's Students

Stuhr Museum is currently accepting applications for part time H.A.T.S. instructors who teach elementary school children and other special groups about the history of central Nebraska and the Great Plains in our grade-based education program. Through hands-on activities and active engagement H.A.T.S. instructors seek to promote a more in-depth understanding of all aspects of life during the historical period. A more detailed job description can be downloaded by selecting the link below. Applications may be obtained and returned to the Reynolds Building or can be downloaded through the link below.  For more information, please call 308-385-5316, extension 210. EEO employer.


Summer Employment

Historical Interpretation and Concessions (Silver Dollar)

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.

More complete job descriptions can be downloaded by selecting links below. Applications may be obtained and returned to the Reynolds Building or can be downloaded through the link below. Applications accepted through March 2, 2020.  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.



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