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.
Saddle Shop Apprentice – Full-Time / Year-Round
Buffalo Bill Center of the West is excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime employment opportunity for just the right candidate(s). If you are an individual who loves the American West, history, horses, working with your hands, and visiting with others… read on. The Center is opening a brand-new Saddle Shop historical experience where visitors will watch and interact with Master Saddle Maker Keith Seidel and his apprentices while they perform the duties of traditional saddle makers. Apprentices will learn traditional saddle making in a period 1920 setting while also gaining valuable interpretive experience in helping more than 150,000 visitors a year to understand this historic trade.
Requirements of the position include ability to work with your hands, ability to learn the art of saddle making, becoming knowledgeable about western history, and the ability to share your knowledge and learning with visitors.
A plus to this unique employment opportunity is that those selected for the position will live in scenic Cody, Wyoming, a beautiful western town in the Rocky Mountains, offering boundless outdoor activities: winter sports, hiking, fishing, camping, exploring nearby Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and a nightly summertime rodeo. Wyomingites enjoy wide open spaces, breathtaking mountain views, and affordable and safe living.
If interested, please apply online and include your resume in the “upload supporting documents” section, and/or sign up for an in-person interview during the Southwest Leather Workers Trade Show in Prescott, Arizona February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020. Please contact Bruce Sauers at [email protected] to schedule an interview.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers several internships for college students each summer! For the 2020 season, available internships include everything from book conservation, to marketing, to caring for and presenting programs about raptors. Our internships are for 10 weeks, pay $12.50 per hour, and include a $500 housing stipend.
If you are a college student seeking a summer internship in a museum setting…