Community Historian - Position Summary
Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana
Organization: The Western Heritage Center, located in Billings, Montana, is seeking a full-time museum professional for historical research, public programming, exhibit planning, and collection management. The position of “Community Historian” is a salaried position with some supervisory duties. The Community Historian provides research of the Yellowstone River Valley for exhibits, education and collections. The position requires a talent for public speaking and guiding tours. The work is under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director, but independent judgement and initiative is often necessary. The Western Heritage Center is one of six museums in Montana accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) – the museum has three full-time paid staff and three-part time paid staff.
Community: Billings is the largest urban area in Montana with 110,000 people. The Yellowstone River flows along the edge of town. Towering sandstone cliffs encircle the city. Billings has a semi-arid climate (cold winters, warm summers). The city is an hour drive from the Beartooth Mountains and three-hours from Yellowstone National Park.
Essential Responsibilities - The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those stated below:
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $30,000-$36,000, depending on education and experience. The Western Heritage Center provides health care coverage and vacation time.
Applications and Inquiries
Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, July 03, 2018. We are looking at filling the position in late August 2018. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references (electronic submissions preferred) to:
Kevin Kooistra, Executive Director
Western Heritage Center
2822 Montana Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
Please contact Kevin Kooistra at firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 406-647-5337
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