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.


Seasonal Membership Sales Representative

The Center is seeking high-energy, outgoing Seasonal Membership Sales Representatives to promote the Center’s membership program to visitors and process transactions from introduction to onsite fulfillment. This is a commission-based position with a base rate of pay at $8 per hour, with the ability to earn raises based on sales performance. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and provide excellent customer service with a friendly demeanor and love for people. Familiarity with the Center and previous sales experience are a plus. Part-time hours available May – September.

Apply online, or send cover letter and resume to chriss@centerofthewest.org.


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 Tour Guides at Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The Center has seasonal openings for Tour Guides. We are seeking dynamic interpreters who are 18 years or older to provide engaging and informative tours and programs for summer visitors. They will also be available to answer visitors’ questions and provide logistical support for the education department staff. Individuals will work part-time hours 3 – 4 days per week (some weekend work is required). Applicants must have excellent public speaking skills, and experience or training as an educator or tour guide. At least one year of college coursework in education, American history, art, natural history, or museum studies is required. The rate of pay is $10/hour.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and references to: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Human Resource Department, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414, by e-mail to Chris Searles, or apply online. For more information, please call Chris Searles at 307-578-4089, or Emily Buckles at 307-578-4110.

Applications will be accepted through April 15.


Merchandise Control Manager

Full time, year round position. This individual maintains and evaluates Center Store inventory and ensures an appropriate turnover. The individual purchases inventory, maintains inventory records, and maintains stock with a daily re-stock report and floor replenishment. During the busy season, this individual supervises several seasonal stock room associates. This individual is responsible for all invoice processing for store merchandise.

The qualifications desired are: experience with inventory, retail sales, good accounting and math ability, good communication skills, good keyboarding skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Previous supervisory experience and good interpersonal skills are also desired.

The Center offers competitive compensation and a complete benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a retirement plan. Click here for the full job description.

Apply online, or send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to chriss@centerofthewest.org


Seasonal Grounds Crew

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is looking for a seasonal grounds crew to work through summer 2014. Would you enjoy a job where you are outside and active all day? These individuals mow, irrigate, weed, empty trash, and set up and take down tables, chairs, and other equipment for special events, and perform other general duties. Work hours are generally Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. The requirements for the position are: 16 years old or older, hardworking , reliable, good references, the ability to lift 50 pounds, and stand or walk for 8 hours a day in a variety of weather conditions. Individuals must be able to work the morning of July 4. Previous landscaping work is a plus.

Apply online or pick up an application at the Center. Call Chris at 307-578-4089 with questions.


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.