Employment

Employment Opportunities

History and myth. Art and culture. Legends and legacies. The story of the American West is a rich and colorful tapestry, one that you could be part of at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Together, our wide-ranging expertise, comprehensive collections, and engaging programs allow visitors to discover and experience that story for themselves.

Create your own lasting legacy. Find your position at the Center and help us share the story of the real American West.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Associate Librarian / Lead Cataloger

The McCracken Research Library in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, seeks candidates for an Associate Librarian/Lead Cataloger position. The McCracken Research Library is a research repository within a renowned institution, the largest museum complex west of the Mississippi. The library collections provide a solid foundation of contemporary and retrospective materials for scholarship on the American West. The Lead Cataloger will catalog and organize materials received by the library according to current bibliographic standards for inclusion in OCLC and WYLD databases. The position will also require administrative duties and supervision of staff.

Candidates for the position should possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, demonstrated knowledge and experience in cataloging library materials, and evidence of increasing responsibility in a library setting. At least ten years experience in a research library or special collections library is preferred. Prior experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: acquisitions, grant-writing, budgeting, contract administration, training and/or supervising staff, interns and volunteers, and preparing reports. Demonstrated knowledge of western American history and/or culture is also desirable. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and will be able to stand or walk for much of the day and lift at least 30 pounds.

The Center offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wages. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to: Buffalo Bill Center of the West Human Resource Department, by e-mail to chriss@centerofthewest.org. For a full job description, click here. For more information, please call Human Resource Manager Chris Searles at 307-578-4089.

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The closing date on this position is August 8, 2014.


Curatorial Assistant for the Plains Indian Museum

The Plains Indian Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is seeking candidates for a Curatorial Assistant for the Plains Indian Museum. This individual will work with the collections, educational programs and ideas connected to the Plains Indian Museum. This individual will participate in the planning, fabrication and maintenance of exhibits. S/he will research the collection and exhibition themes, write panels, labels, and other material; and develop and present Plains Indian related educational programming.

Requirements for the position include strong knowledge of Plains Indian cultures and history, excellent verbal and written communication skills, confident public speaking and the ability to work collaboratively with others. A Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference for a Master’s degree in such disciplines as Art History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, American Indian Studies, or a related field. The successful candidate will possess strong organization and interpersonal skills and will be able to stand or walk for much of the day and lift at least 20 pounds. Two years of museum work experience or work in an informal educational setting is required. In addition knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboarding skills are required. Previous exposure to social media and digital outreach are desired.

The Center offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wages. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to: Buffalo Bill Center of the West Human Resource Department, by e-mail to chriss@centerofthewest.org.

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For more information, please call Chris Searles, Human Resources Manager, at 307-578-4089.

The closing date on this position is July 30, 2014.


General Maintenance Technician

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking candidates for a full-time position, General Maintenance Technician. This individual will assist with general facilities service activities, including general facility maintenance, exhibits, event set ups, and shipments. A background in electronics and CCTV is desirable.

The successful candidate will have two years general maintenance experience or the equivalent with emphasis on construction. Some electrical, plumbing or HVAC experience is desired. The job requires lifting 100 lbs., squatting, stooping, climbing ladders and carrying materials. Good candidates will be detail oriented, have basic Microsoft Office knowledge and skills and be good team members.

The position requires occasional evening and week end work. The Center offers a full benefit package with health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off and a retirement plan.

Apply online, or e-mail your resume and cover letter to chriss@centerofthewest.org. Be sure to include your salary requirements.


Seasonal Food Service and Barista

Would you like to work in the café and coffee bar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West? We have several immediate openings for food preparation, cashiering and barista work starting soon and extending through the end of September. The positions will start with part time hours and may stay part time or increase to as much as 40 hours, depending on the candidate’s preference.

Call Chris Searles at 307-578-4089, apply online, or stop by the Center of the West to pick up an application.


Seasonal Sales Associates

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking candidates for part-time, seasonal positions in the Center Store. These individuals greet and assist customers, stock merchandise, operate a cash register, and complete other duties. Positions are available for several time periods, seven days a week, and start at $9 per hour. Successful candidates will have a high school diploma or the equivalent. These individuals need excellent sales skills, efficient work habits, and pleasant interaction with guests and fellow employees. Previous retail experience is a plus.

Apply online or complete an application at the Center.


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Internship Opportunities

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers summer internships providing specialized learning experiences in a museum setting, with options in conservation, education, graphics, records management, and much more. Click here to find our internship postings for 2014.