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 here and help us share the story of the American West.

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

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Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Western Art Museum

The Whitney Western Art Museum is seeking candidates for a Curatorial Assistant. This individual provides support to the Scarlett Curator of Western American Art and other museum staff as required, in regard to current and future exhibitions, publications, and educational and outreach activities. Other duties include artwork research, updating files and records, monitoring budgets, coordinating loans and acquisitions, organizing meetings, responding to inquiries, ordering and overseeing regular gallery maintenance, and assisting with fundraising. The Curatorial Assistant also undertakes special projects as assigned.

Requirements for the position include strong knowledge of or interest in American art and/or western American history, excellent verbal and written communication skills, uncompromising attention to detail, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. A bachelor’s degree is required with a strong preference for a master’s degree in Art History or related field. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, will be an enthusiastic team player, 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 a comparable setting is required. In addition, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboarding skills are required, as are previous exposure to social media and digital outreach. Facility with collections databases is preferred.

This position provides the exciting opportunity to work with a renowned collection of western American art within an interdisciplinary institution. 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 more information, please call Chris Searles, Human Resources Manager, at 307-578-4089.

The closing date on this position is May 1, 2016.

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Assistant Curator, Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is seeking candidates for an Assistant Curator. This individual works with the collections, educational programs, and ideas connected to the Cody Firearms Museum. S/he participates in the planning, fabrication, and maintenance of exhibits. S/he researches the collection and exhibition themes; writes panels, labels, and other material; and develops and presents firearms-related educational programming.

Requirements for the position include strong knowledge of firearms and military 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 strong preference for a master’s degree in such disciplines as American History, History of Technology, Museum 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. Three years of museum work experience or work in an informal educational setting is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboarding skills are required. Previous exposure to social media and digital outreach are also required.

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

The closing date on this position is May 1, 2016.

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Seasonal Grounds Maintenance

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking applicants for its seasonal grounds crew. These individual mow the grass, trim and weed the landscaping, set up and tear down for events, and keep the grounds spotless. The schedule is 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., a variety of days of the week. All employees must work during the day on July 4th. We are looking for hard working, reliable individuals who enjoy spending the day outdoors. Individuals must be 16 or older. This job requires heavy lifting, working in all weather, and maintaining a neat appearance. Previous mowing or other landscaping experience is desirable. This position starts at $10/hr.

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


Seasonal Grounds Foreman

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking candidates for a seasonal position, Grounds Foreman. This position maintains the grounds and exterior features, supervising an entry level grounds crew. The position lasts for 25 weeks.

This individual may plant shrubs and trees, and control, evaluate and adjust the irrigation system. The individual also will assist in the control of weeds, insects, and disease. In addition this individual is responsible for outside event set up.

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or the equivalent and a minimum of two years of grounds keeping experience. This individual needs general landscaping and landscape maintenance knowledge, efficient work habits and good organizational skills. Some supervisory experience is desirable. This job is physically demanding and requires lifting 50 pounds and working outside in weather extremes.

This job may require occasional weekend work and some overtime.

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

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