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.

Curator of Western American Art

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, invites applications for the Curator of Western American Art position. The Center’s western art collection is exhibited in the Whitney Western Art Museum and in the other four museums that comprise the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The Center’s art collection includes original paintings, sculptures, and prints that trace artistic interpretations of the West from the early nineteenth century to today. Artists features include George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Alexander Phimister Proctor, William R. Leigh, Joseph Henry Sharp, N.C. Wyeth, and many others.

The collection also includes contemporary western art. Harry Jackson, James Bama, Deborah Butterfield, and Fritz Scholder are represented with many other artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

The Margaret and Dick Scarlett Curator of Western American Art leads curatorial activities and programs for American western art at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This individual builds the reputation for the Center and its Whitney Western Art Museum through creative exhibition and outreach, scholarship, and cultivation of supporters. The Curator directs operations, research, exhibitions, care, and maintenance of the western art collections.

The successful candidate will hold at least a Master’s degree in Art History with emphasis on Western Art preferred. A PhD in Art History is preferred.

The Center offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wages.

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Interested applicants should submit a letter of application to include salary requirements, current C.V., and list of references by October 31, 2014 to Buffalo Bill Center of the West Human Resources Department, by e-mail to chriss@centerofthewest.org. For more information, please call Dr. John Rumm at 307-578-4050.

Food Service Associates

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking seasonal Food Service Associates. Must provide excellent customer service in the museum café and coffee bar. Food service experience preferred, but not required. Flexible schedule! $9.50 per hour plus tips. Apply online or stop by the Center to pick up an application. Shifts available immediately.

Senior Registrar and Collections Manager

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, seeks candidates for a Senior Registrar and Collections Manager position. Under the direction of the Director of Museum Services, the Senior Registrar/Collections Manager ensures the efficient and professional execution of the duties and functions of the Registration Department and manages collections storage, installation, de-installation, and shipping. Duties include: maintaining collections records including loan agreements, condition reports, accession records, location changes, insurance records, transaction files, and collection inventories, staying current with new technologies and methodologies and integrating them into the Center’s Registration activities, and assisting with the annual planning, budgeting, and reporting processes.

Candidates for the position should have a minimum of a four-year degree in museum services or a related field. A master’s degree with a minor in registration or a related field is preferred. We are seeking an individual who has successfully led change who possesses qualities of teamwork, adaptability, good humor, and the ability to work cooperatively with other staff and to also work independently.

Additional requirements include:

  • A minimum of three years of registration experience.
  • Experience with collections handling and storage and exhibit installation, de-installation, and shipping.
  • Strong knowledge of data base software, Argus experience preferred), used for registration.
  • Strong software skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Must have the ability to put together basic spreadsheet analysis.
  • Excellent keyboarding skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional organization skills, project management experience, and attention to detail.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

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

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The closing date on this position is August 29, 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 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.