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.


Lead Gifts Officer

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, seeks candidates for a Lead Gifts Officer position to secure six-figure gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. Must effectively build and manage an active pool of 100–150 qualified prospects. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of face-to-face fundraising experience including donor management, cultivation, strategy development, and personal solicitation. Requires a demonstrated record of successfully soliciting numerous high level gifts. Minimum four-year degree, though relevant experience may qualify.

Other desired attributes include: Able to understand and enthusiastically articulate the goals and vision of a complex, multi-disciplined museum; proven ability to prioritize prospects, projects, time, and interests with ease; understand relationship management and apply the concept to his/her work; be personable and poised and able to work with varying personalities, backgrounds, experiences, and expectations; project a professional image; experience with fundraising software; represent the Center well to various constituencies; willing and able to travel extensively.

The Center offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wages. Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to: Buffalo Bill Center of the West Human Resource Department, by e-mail. For more information, please call Chris Searles, Human Resources Manager, 307-578-4089.

Open until filled. Position will ideally be filled by September 2016.

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Assistant Registrar

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has an immediate opening for an Assistant Registrar. This part time position (27 hours per week), assists the Senior Registrar and the Registrar by accessioning collection objects, performing research, completing inventories, and assisting with the movement of collections. The job requires accurate and efficient data entry.

The requirements are:

  • Demonstrated skill with collections inventory and accessioning.
  • Registration experience in a museum setting is preferred.
  • 4 year college degree or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and work experience.
  • Accurate and speedy keyboarding. Strong software skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of Argus or other registration data base is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Detail-oriented person.
  • Communicates well, verbally and in writing.

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To apply send a cover letter, resume and salary requirement and/or history to: chriss@centerofthewest.org.


Seasonal Custodian

Are you a high energy, hardworking individual who would like to be off work in the daytime? The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is looking for seasonal custodians to work from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., five days a week. This position offers consistent hours, an interesting work environment, and good pay: $11 per hour.

The requirements are to be a reliable individual with good attendance with previous employers, able to work hard cleaning and performing other custodial tasks for each shift. Training provided. The successful candidate must pass a criminal and employment background check.

Interested candidates may apply online, or may pick up and return an application at the front security desk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Seasonal Food and Beverage Associate

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking food and beverage associates to work until mid-October. The food associates need to be pleasant and hardworking, but we will train.

Interested candidates may apply online, or may pick up and complete an application at the Center.


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