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A Diverse Staff of Dedicated and Passionate People

The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit, and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

President & CEO

TO APPLY:

To learn more about the position and to apply, please contact Tory Clarke – Partner, Bridge Partners at tory.clarke@bridgepartnersllc.com and Ryan Whitacre – Partner, Bridge Partners at ryan.whitacre@bridgepartnersllc.com

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, so we urge your prompt consideration of this impactful leadership role.

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Job Description

Position title: President & CEO
Reports to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: VP and Chief Curatorial Officer, VP and Chief Advancement Officer, VP and Chief Financial Officer, VP for Public Programs, Director of Facilities, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Key Responsibilities:

The Board of the Eiteljorg Museum is currently in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan, in accordance with its strategic planning schedule, that builds on recent successes including completion of the $55 million Project 2021 capital/endowment campaign. Focused on continuing the evolution of the Eiteljorg Museum’s role as an inclusive world-class institution, the incoming President & CEO will collaborate with the board, staff, local and national partners, and Native and First Nations peoples, to deliver continued excellence and engagement.

Organizational Leadership & Development:

  • Build and continue to develop an effective, dynamic, exceptional management team.
  • Establish and monitor systems to recruit, train and reward an excellent museum staff.
  • Serve as an advocate, guide and mentor to the professional staff, particularly in building a sound working partnership with the board, its committees and other volunteers.
  • Develop an organizational environment that encourages creativity, innovation and esprit de corps while maintaining efficient use of museum resources.

Strategic Planning:

  • Engage the board, staff and community in an on-going strategic planning process to ensure the long-term vibrancy, relevance and success of the museum.
  • Guided by the strategic planning process and in accord with the board, keep the mission statement fresh and develop a longer-term vision for the museum.
  • In accord with the mission statement, develop long- and short-term plans as well as relevant policies.

Revenue Development:

  • Achieve the museum’s mission in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner, while meeting financial objectives from (1) earned income, (2) endowment income and (3) contributions.
  • Assume a leadership role in the public aspects of the museum’s fundraising activities, and cultivation of key donor relationships.

Audience Development, Community Engagement & External Relations:

  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the museum and thereby ensure that the museum is properly represented to its various publics and is valued as a trusted partner.
  • Build strong, sustainable, values-aligned, mutually-beneficial partnerships and relationships with community, regional and national organizations.
  • Represent the museum in professional, civic, community, cultural and government endeavors, directly or jointly with other museum administrators.
  • Communicate community, regional and national needs, opportunities attitudes and resources affecting the museum for the staff and board.
  • Ensure a comprehensive marketing and communications plan informs the public of the museum’s activities and invites participation.

Collections Development:

  • Broaden and upgrade the museum’s collections in a bold and innovative manner, with guidelines established by the board of directors and driven by the vision and mission of the museum.

Public Education & Dialog:

  • Ensure an ongoing commitment to public education and the role of museums as public institutions.
  • Advocate for the vital role of Native American and First Nations peoples and their art in our national dialog.

Management and Oversight:

  • Translate board policies into action plans.
  • Develop appropriate policies and procedures to effectively administer museum operations.
  • Ensure proper financial reporting and budgetary controls are in place, and that board policies are met in relation to the management of the museum’s endowment.
  • Implement personnel policies in accordance with board-approved guidelines and in compliance with government regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate stewardship of the museum’s collection meeting professional standards for conservation, record keeping and conflict of interest.
  • Ensure the museum’s facilities and systems are maintained at a high level of cleanliness/repair.
Requirements / Qualifications

Key Requirements & Qualifications

The strongest candidates will bring many of the professional experiences and skills outlined below, along with a demonstrable passion for the mission of the Eiteljorg Museum, and an inclusive leadership approach that serves a diverse audience, community and staff

Institutional & Community Leadership:

  • Demonstrated leadership accomplishments in a community role, museum, other not-for-profit institution, or comparable entity.
  • A clear commitment to the role of museums in relation to public education.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for establishing and maintaining a proactive role as principal spokesperson for an institution.
  • Track record of partnering, and building trusted relationships with, business, civic and community leaders on behalf of an institution.
  • Experience in effectively building and developing original and sustainable working relationships with government entities, foundations and other community groups.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate a compelling vision and motivate others towards its achievement.
  • A values-driven approach to leadership.
  • Demonstrated success as a guide, leader, motivator, mentor and manager of a diverse professional staff.
  • Experience successfully guiding an organization through necessary change, which is driven by internal and external factors.
  • A successful talent developer; a leader who prioritizes and facilitates organizational effectiveness for both staff and board.
  • Effective working in partnership with and engaging a dynamic, committed board of directors.
  • Proven track record of developing and managing complex initiatives, and of working collaboratively with diverse constituencies to facilitate innovation.
  • Passion for building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration across the organization (staff, board, volunteers).

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion:

  • An outstanding track record of inclusive management and leadership.
  • Proven ability to shape an understanding of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion as instrumental values that should be reflected in every aspect of the work of the museum.
  • Experience working and partnering with Native American and First Nations communities would be very beneficial; a professional background and history of raising the voices of traditionally underrepresented cultures and communities strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to engaging, actively listening to, and partnering with diverse communities and stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Strong cultural competencies with sensitivity to cultural differences.

Strategic Thinking:

  • A big picture thinker with experience in strategic planning processes involving staff, board and community and a demonstrated ability to execute the plan.
  • An innovator who understands the evolving museum and public institution space and the role that the museum might play in the current and future regional, national and international landscapes.

Visitor-centric:

  • Creative in developing new ways to reach and engage a diverse visitor population on a community, regional, national and international basis.

Fundraising:

  • Enthusiastically participates in fundraising with a track record of effective and authentic relationship-building.
  • Demonstrated success in raising money from a variety of donors (current and future), including individuals, corporations and foundations.

Fundraising & Institutional Planning:

  • Experience specifically in institutional planning and fundraising.

Financial Management:

  • Experience developing and implementing commercially viable plans to implement visionary ideas.
  • High comfort level reading and processing financial statements, with a demonstrated success in managing institutional budgets.
  • Solid financial acumen and decision-making skills; uses good judgment in the context of the broader organization.
  • Familiarity with endowment management and debt financing preferred.

Leadership Style & Personal Characteristics:

  • A leader, mentor, champion and coach who exhibits accessibility and engenders trust at all levels of the organization and within the community.
  • Strong communicator and public speaker.
  • A personable, humble, empathic and authentic relationship-builder.
  • Exhibits mature judgment with the ability to navigate complexity with discretion.
  • A thought leader with strength of convictions but also the flexibility and curiosity to continually learn from others.
  • A bold, creative and strategic visionary who acts in the now with attention to detail, while forging a path for the future.
  • Ability to balance appropriate risk-taking and disruption with a fiduciary and commercial reality.
  • Persistent and patient in all areas; exhibits a steady, calm demeanor.
Additional Information

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Our Commitment
The Eiteljorg Museum is committed to presenting the art and heritage of the American West and the Native peoples of North America as a diverse story of human accomplishment, adversity and perseverance with respect and sensitivity to all cultures. In order to fulfill this commitment, the Eiteljorg must keep diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion at the forefront of everything that we do.

Respect for Native Lands and Peoples
Our museum sits upon the land of the Miami and Lenape peoples and the wider Indiana region encompasses the homelands of the Kickapoo, Shawnee, Peoria and Potawatomi peoples. Therefore, the Eiteljorg Museum has a distinct responsibility to educate the public about these living cultures of our local area and the Great Lakes region. The Eiteljorg is dedicated to fulfilling this responsibility and carrying out its broader mission to present the arts, histories and cultures of the Native peoples of North America
through exhibitions and programs that demonstrate sensitivity and respect for our Native American/First Nations community members. We are also committed to inclusivity by incorporating Native peoples’ perspectives and their direct participation into our work.

Representing Diverse Communities
In our presentations of the art and history of the American West, the Eiteljorg is committed to an inclusive approach that challenges past practices of museums and the Western art world that often omitted the experiences of all those who shaped the West and its art, including people who are Native American, Black, Latino, Asian, members of the LGBTQ+ community and others of different backgrounds and beliefs. The art we collect will include works by and about these underrepresented peoples, and the exhibitions,
interpretation, programs and publications we create will bring to light this diversity.

Creating a Welcoming Environment
The communities we welcome and serve at the Eiteljorg include, but are not limited to, people of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexes, gender identities and gender presentations, sexual orientations, cultures, national origins, languages, abilities, educational backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, physical appearances, veteran statuses, personalities, religious or spiritual beliefs and political views. We also recognize and celebrate the diversity of our downtown Indianapolis neighborhood and are committed to serving the needs of our local community. The Eiteljorg Museum strives to be accessible to everyone and seeks to break down barriers that might prevent people from visiting. Our advertising, marketing and promotional activities must also consider our diverse audiences, and are the first, critical step in welcoming everyone to participate.

Diversity of Voices in the Room
To be a successful museum about diverse peoples, it is essential that the people who work, volunteer and provide consulting and contract services for the museum reflect the diversity of our mission and the communities we serve. Our human resources practices must also be inclusive and equitable regarding leadership, governance, planning and policymaking.

Fulfilling Our Commitment
The Eiteljorg aspires to become a museum where all people feel that they are heard, represented and respected. By working to fulfill the principles outlined in this statement, the Eiteljorg Museum is committed to building a more accessible, inclusive and equitable future for the diverse communities we serve.

Housekeeper

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting applications for the position of Housekeeper. This position is full-time.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to personnel@eiteljorg.com.

The completion of a successful background check must precede any job offer.

Job Description

Position title: Housekeeper
Department: Facilities
Status: Full-time, Nonexempt

Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily cleaning and sanitizing of restrooms as well as cleaning all public areas, offices and common areas per assigned task schedule.
  • Ensure events, rentals, etc. are setup on time and as planned through coordination with Events Manager and Facilities Leadership.
  • Must be able to safety operate Facilities department vehicles both on and off museum property.
  • Support Collections department for gallery cleaning and other aspects of support for the collections
  • Conduct thorough daily inspections of all areas within the museum and ensure proper cleaning has been completed.
  • Report all concerns to immediate supervisor in a timely manner
  • Assists with outside grounds maintenance including snow removal, weeding and lot pick up as needed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Facilities team leadership.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Work Annual Indian Market and Festival, 4th weekend of June
  • Work other special events as assigned
Requirements / Qualifications

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Good communication skills. Able to use computer, phone and verbal skills necessary to work with a variety of staff, clients and security personnel
  • A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience with housekeeping duties within a commercial environment
  • Flexible hours with an average work week consisting of 40 Hours or less; flexible hours includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Must demonstrate a record of accomplishment of strong customer service.
  • Must have basic knowledge and aptitude working with audiovisual equipment for events, both in-house and rental. This includes but is not limited to sound systems, microphones, projectors, CD & DVD players and podiums.
  • Must have knowledge of operating housekeeping commercial equipment including floor scrubbers, floor buffers and carpet cleaners
  • Demonstrate good time management skills and the ability work independently in a museum environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (tables, chairs, crates etc.) for event setup and tear down as well as housekeeping duties up to 50 lbs.
  • Exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, which include inclement weather, cold and hot temperatures, and humidity
Additional Information

Competencies:

  1. Effective Communication Skills
  • Expresses oneself clearly and effectively when speaking and/or writing to individuals or groups; listens attentively; ensures that information is understood by all parties; shares information in a timely manner using the most appropriate method; presents well-organized information in a group setting. 
  1. Reliable Problem Solving Abilities
  • Develops and improves methods or skills related to solving problems in a calm, fair, respectful and timely response
  1. Quality & Accuracy of Work
  • Commits to fulfilling responsibilities with professionalism, accuracy and the highest quality
  • Supports and encourages team members to produce excellence in their day to day tasks, offering help where needed
  1. Valuing Diversity

Treats all individuals fairly and respectfully, works effectively with others, regardless of their background, position, or status; ensures that opportunities are equally available to all; respects different values and viewpoints. 

  • Consistently looks at issues from multiple perspectives, respecting the viewpoints and values of others 
  • Treats people with fairness, respect, and consideration without regard for their position, status or background 
  • Proactively minimizes barriers and ensures opportunities are equally available to all 
  • Understands multiple cultures and is able to work across boundaries 
  1. Collaboration Skills & Teamwork
  • Offers encouragement to department team members to work together to achieve common goals
  • Encourages co-workers to go above and beyond successes
  • Supports creativity and new ways of accomplishing challenging goals
  1. Ability to Timely Meet Deadlines, Goals & Objectives
  • Works to develop realistic goals and objectives for self
  • Is efficient with meeting individual deadlines in a timely manner so that others are able to meet their own individual or the team’s deadlines.
  1. Overall Performance
  • Works efficiently to meet responsibilities, with professionalism and respect for others
  • Follows through with commitments to individual position, team members and other departments

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Markets & Festivals Spring Intern

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting resumes and applications for the position of Markets & Festivals Spring Intern. This paid internship is seasonal and hours will be arranged between the intern and supervisor – generally 10-15 hours a week with as many as 15-25 hours during mandatory dates. Mandatory dates are the week and weekend of Indian Market & Festival in June. Other times are flexible.

This position will gain insight into public programming in a museum setting by assisting with the preparation and implementation of Indian Market & Festival as well as other public programs.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to bcrocker@eiteljorg.com. The application deadline is December 12, 2022.

The completion of a successful background check must precede any job offer.

Job Description

Position title: Markets & Festivals Spring Intern
Department: Public Programs
Status: Internship, Part-time

Responsibilities:

  • Process artist applications and images for artist selection

  • Create artist information packets

  • Assist with performers and vendors

  • Main point of contact for artists

  • Maintain artist database

  • Assist with event logistics planning and implementation

  •  Assist Manager of Special Events & Artist Engagement and / or Public Programs during all events

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Communication skills: comfortable interacting with artists, vendors, volunteers, and staff

  • Computer skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent with time management and able to juggle multiple tasks

Additional Information

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Seasonal Gallery/Admissions Assistant

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting resumes and applications for the position of Seasonal Gallery/Admissions Assistant. Our Admissions desk is the first line of contact of our guests and visitors to the museum. The Seasonal Gallery/Admissions Assistant will work primarily in the Jingle Rails Exhibit and the R. B. Annis Family Western Experience to insure that all visitors are offered the highest standard of customer service. This position offers a flexible working schedule with a range of 5 to 29 hours with some weekend hours. The museum is open seven days a week. This position is a seasonal position with employment from late-October 2022 through the end of January 2023 and pays $11 per hour.

The Seasonal Gallery/Admissions Assistant requires a high standard of visitor service experience, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to operate a cash register, ability to problem solve and enjoy working confidently with the general public of all ages.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to personnel@eiteljorg.com or mailed to Eiteljorg Museum, Attention: Dir of HR, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The completion of a successful background check must precede any job offer.

Job Description

Position title: Seasonal Gallery/Admissions Assistant
Department: Guest Services
Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

  • Interact in a friendly, comfortable and educated manner with our visitors
  • Assist with the visitor flow, especially when large groups are visiting the galleries, Jingle Rails, or waiting in line.
  • Assist and supervise visitors at the entrance, in the admissions line, outside of and within the Jingle Rails exhibit, and in the RB Annis Western Family Experience.
  • Gain knowledge of the Museum’s Collections and Exhibits, and be able to impart that knowledge to visitors.
  • Operate cash register, receiving cash, checks, and credit cards – following security and cash handling procedures.
  • Actively sell memberships.
  • Assist with school groups visiting the museum
  • Assist in the evacuation of the Museum, during an emergency and ensure the safety of the visitors and others.
  • Any other duties, which may be directed by the Manager of Guest Services.
Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Evidence of having provided a high standard of visitor service experience throughout previous employment.
  • Enjoy and have experience of working confidently with the general public and children / young persons.
  • Have an understanding of the different needs of museum visitors.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be enthusiastic, confident, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in emergency situations.
  • Have a flexible approach to working in team situations.
  • Have excellent phone skills.
  • Ability to operate a cash register.
Additional Information

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Fall Catering, Rentals and Events Internship Position

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks a Catering, Rentals and Events Intern. While the position is unpaid, this internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in Event Management. We are looking for someone with a passion for events and museums, excellent organizational skills, and strong verbal communication skills.

Most events occur in the evening and on weekends throughout the fall, but this position is flexible and is accommodating of life/school schedules, commitments, etc.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to personnel@eiteljorg.com.  Address cover letter to Holly Hill-Brooks, Manager of Catering, Rental & Events. No phone calls or email inquiries please.

Please note that a job offer will be contingent on completion of a successful background check.

Job Description

Position title: Fall Catering, Rentals and Events Intern

Status: Part-time, Unpaid

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support building rental team in marketing museum to potential clients
  • Assist with administrative tasks
  • Give tours of rental spaces and assist with event planning, set up, and implementation
  • Meet with walk-in clients and assist with scheduled client tours both on weekdays and on weekends
  • Help manage internal and external events
  • Continually work with Events Manager to update social media sites, information, photos
  • Communicate with vendors and in-house staff
  • Participate in the enrichment of the Eiteljorg Events Team by making suggestions, sharing ideas, researching cost-effective ways to give the museum increased exposure to the pubic
Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Detail oriented, flexible, and versatile
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Contribute to a positive working environment and cooperate with co-workers
  • Passion for events and museums
Additional Information

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Great Lakes Native Cultures and Community Engagement

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting applications for the position Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Great Lakes Native Cultures and Community Engagement. The Eiteljorg Museum recognizes the critical importance having Native/Indigenous knowledge and experiences represented within the institution to actively and accurately incorporate Native presence/voices in museum activities. The Curator of Great Lakes Native Cultures and Community Engagement works to build strong, active, and ongoing relationships with Native communities, to share their stories with diverse audiences through exhibits, public presentations and other opportunities for engagement. This endowed position is responsible for implementing the museum’s Great Lakes Initiative, which seeks to establish the museum as a resource for programs, projects, and information related to the Native arts, histories, and cultures of our own Great Lakes region.  As a member of the curatorial and education/public programs teams, the position collaborates and provides support across departments in fulfilling the museum’s mission “to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America”. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. Full job description is attached.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to personnel@eiteljorg.com  with subject line heading to read: Hoback Curator. Faxed applications can be accepted at: (317) 275-1430

Review of applications will begin in June 2022 and continue until position is filled. Please note that a job offer will be contingent on completion of a successful background check.

Job Description

Reporting relationship: Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer

Position title: Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Great Lakes Native Cultures and Community Engagement
Department: Curatorial and Public Programs/Education
Status: Full time, exempt 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a community liaison to grow and nurture relationships with Native American and First Nations tribes of the region including their cultural centers and historic preservation offices;
  • Work with tribal communities to facilitate access to the collection and other resources held by the Eiteljorg Museum;
  • Insure that institutional policies and practices reflect Native/Indigenous perspectives and are in alignment with cultural practices;
  • Be a resource for and provide support to the Native American community at the local, regional, and national level through public outreach and service;
  • Represent the Eiteljorg Museum at conferences, educational programs, and tribal events;
  • Fulfill administrative responsibilities including budget and deadline management, record keeping, responding to public inquiries, and following up with tribal requests and potential donors.

Curatorial Responsibilities

  • Work independently and in partnership with other curatorial staff to develop exhibitions.
  • Research and propose acquisitions in support of the institutional collecting plan and the Great Lakes Initiative.
  • Work with the Associate Curator of Native American Art and the VP & Chief Curatorial Officer to facilitate and support the Native American Advisory Council

Education and Public Programs

  • Collaborate with public programs and education staff to propose and develop educational resources (K-12) and public programs.
  • Present and participate in public programs, curatorial talks, and museum guide training;
  • Serve as a resource for public programs and education staff to meet the needs of students, educators, and the general public.

Collections

  • Work with the Collections Information Specialist and the museum’s database TMS (The Museum System) to provide culturally appropriate attributions and contextual information for items in the collection.
    Requirements / Qualifications

    Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree* in arts or humanities such as history, art history, Native American studies, anthropology, education, social work/social justice, or a related subject.
    • Experience and knowledge will be given consideration as a substitution for a graduate degree.
    • Demonstrated experience building and nurturing relationships with Native/Indigenous communities.
    • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in an educational setting, museum, cultural center, or related entity.
    • Knowledge of the arts, histories, and cultures of the Native/Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region
    • Demonstrated public speaking skills;
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to audience engagement and public outreach;
    • Ability to travel as needed.

    The successful candidate will be expected to:                   

    • Support the Eiteljorg Museum’s mission, goals, values, and implementation of the museum’s strategic plan;
    • Contribute to building a positive team spirit and cooperative atmosphere with co-workers;
    • Follow museum and department policies and procedures; maintain records, and live up to commitments including completion of tasks accurately and on time;
    • Participate in acquisitions committee and collections council activities;
    • Maintain proficiency in all computer-related programs to perform job duties;
    • Adhere to safe work procedures;
    • Value and appreciate others’ knowledge and skills;
    • Have a sense of humor                                                                                                                                    

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to enter data into a computer;
    • Ability to perform delicate operations when handling fragile items
      Additional Information

      A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive benefit packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

      ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West in all their diversity and complexity. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019, the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

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