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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.

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Fall 2021 Marketing and Communications Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a highly motivated college student or recent graduate to assist the Marketing and Communications Department in its efforts to promote and raise awareness of the museum’s events, exhibits and programs during fall semester 2021. Through this unpaid marketing internship, a student will have the opportunity to learn practical, valuable professional workplace skills that will bolster any resume.

The internship lasts from early September 2021 to early December 2021. Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, three writing or project samples and contact information for three professional references to bcorbin@eiteljorg.com no later than July 15, 2021. More information is below.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Marketing and Communications Fall Intern

Department: Marketing and Communications

JOB DESCRIPTION

The fall internship position helps execute marketing and communications tasks in support of the museum’s marketing goals, strategies and objectives. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing and Communications staff with tactical execution of marketing and communications plans in support of all institutional initiatives, including exhibitions and programs
  • Assisting with marketing-related tasks at museum events
  • Assisting in maintaining the museum’s daily presence on multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
    • Posting content such as artwork images and captions onto the museum’s web pages, as directed
  • Updating multiple online tourism and community calendars with details of museum exhibits and events
  • Taking photographs and shooting video, often on short notice, of museum events and activities to create promotional tools
  • Editing such video and posting it onto the museum website and social media
  • Collaborating with staff from other departments within the museum to gather information about upcoming events and exhibits
  • Writing items or articles for the museum’s e-newsletter, the Eiteljorg Blog or Storyteller magazine, which could involve interviewing the subjects of those articles
  • Attending intern orientation meetings with key staff, as assigned
  • Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility, and other duties as assigned.

The internship would last from approximately September 1, 2021, until approximately December 3, 2021, but can be adjusted to start or finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. The work is primarily in-person at the Eiteljorg Museum, not remote.

Typically, this position would be 8 to 10 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, but working certain evening and weekend events will be required. It will be necessary for the intern to be able to work the weekend of September 10-12, 2021, in the evening, during the museum’s Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale. It also will be necessary for the intern to work November 11-13, in the evening, during the opening of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. The museum marketing staff can schedule the internship hours to coordinate around classes or any outside employment commitment the intern might have.
As the position is based in the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis, the applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant should be an enrolled university student or recent graduate majoring in public relations, journalism, digital marketing, communications, advertising, tourism or a related field. The applicant should have experience with social media and social media marketing, as well as Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite software and some experience with photography and video production. Additional experience with website builders and design is preferred.

Qualities the Eiteljorg Museum seeks in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures in the museum employee handbook.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving benefits, including free parking at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, free admission to the museum and museum programs, and discounts to the museum café and museum store. During the internship, the marketing intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality catered receptions and other events. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. While gaining this valuable job experience, the intern will get to work in a beautiful museum building surrounded by amazing art while working with talented colleagues.

Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Marketing and Communications staff will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation necessary for the intern to receive academic credit for their work, time and effort.

Before applying, please be aware that in order to be selected as an Eiteljorg intern, an applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check. A conviction for criminal mischief or a similar offense would disqualify an otherwise-qualified applicant from eligibility to serve as an Eiteljorg intern.

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.

About the Eiteljorg:
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. For more than 32 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

TO APPLY:

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three writing or project samples, as well as contact information for three professional references (such as professors or previous employers), to this address: bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

For more information:
https://eiteljorg.org/our-story/join-the-team/

Public Programs Manager

The Public Programs Manager is at the heart of all of our mission-related programming. This position is for an active full-time employee who develops and manages museum resources (including program budget, staff, volunteers and space) to provide successful educational programs and experiences for the museum’s diverse audiences. In collaboration with museum staff across departments, community partners and other stakeholders, the Public Programs Manager researches, produces descriptive writing, schedules, budgets, hires and trains staff and interns, contracting services, arranges logistics, and coordinates with PR and marketing to publicize events. This position also manages outdoor programming including concerts, the Juneteenth Community Celebration, Día de Muertos Community Celebration, and performance elements of Indian Market and Festival.

 

We are looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in education, museum education, anthropology, art history, Native American studies, public history or a related field with knowledge of Western and Native American art, history and cultures. An experienced manager of educational programming with strong supervisory skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy will do well in this position. Ability to work flexible hours is essential and a commitment to and experience in public education and understanding of the role of museums in public education, experience teaching and knowledge of IDOE and Common Core standards will be a plus.

Resumes, salary expectations and references can be sent to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to (317) 275-1430 or mailed to Eiteljorg Museum, Dir of HR, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Public Programs Manager

Department: Public Programs

Status: Full time, exempt

Reports to: VP of Public Programs and Beeler Family Director of Education

Employees Supervised: 1

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Public Programs Manager is an active full-time employee who develops and manages museum resources (including program budget, staff, volunteers and space) to provide successful educational programs and experiences for the museum’s diverse audiences. Museum programs require work schedule flexibility, including evening hours and weekends. The manager of educational programs is a member of the public programs division.  Responsibilities include:

 

  • Collaborates with museum staff across departments (education, advancement, curatorial, marketing, etc.), community partners, and other stakeholders, to lead the development of mission-related programming for various audiences.
  • Manages and implements exhibit and mission-related programming through researching, descriptive writing, scheduling, budgeting, hiring and training staff and interns, contracting services, arranging logistics, and coordinating with PR and marketing to publicize events.
  • Represents the public program and education departments on exhibition teams to ensure educational program development is an integral part of the exhibition development process and may serve to initiate new exhibitions or areas of programmatic activity consistent with the museum’s mission.
  • Plans and implements evaluation for educational programming to ensure goals are met.
  • Collaborates with education, curatorial, advancement and marketing departments to develop educational programs and resources for K-12 audiences.
  • Ensures the museum’s commitment to Diversity Equity Access and Inclusion (DEAI) remain at the core of all program and educational content development.
  • Networks and coordinates with community groups, organizations and venues to build strong community relationships/partnerships for in-museum and outreach programming.
  • Develops and oversees the artist in residence program.
  • Manages outdoor programming including concerts, the Juneteenth Community Celebration, Día de Muertos Community Celebration, and performance elements of Indian Market and Festival.
  • Works with a staff team to manage in-gallery activities and related programming for the museum’s gallery spaces, including the R.B. Western Family Experience.
  • Other duties as assigned by the vice president for public programs and Beeler Family director of education.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, museum education, anthropology, art history, Native American studies, public history, or a related field with knowledge of Western and Native American art, history and cultures
  • Four years of experience in educational programming/museum program planning and management
  • Two years supervision of staff, interns and volunteers in program implementation
  • A commitment to, and experience in, public education and understanding of the role of museums in public education, experience teaching and knowledge of IDOE and Common Core standards a plus
  • Ability to think creatively for problem solving and to maximize museum resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet strategic goals
  • Ability to work effectively and build, nurture and maintain relationships with diverse communities
  • Contribute to a positive working environment and encourage teamwork throughout the museum
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

About the Eiteljorg:
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. For more than 32 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

Housekeeper

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting resumes and/or applications for the position of Housekeeper in our Facilities Department. This vital position works closely with the Lead Housekeeper to maintain daily cleaning and inspection of our museum to insure our guests enjoy a clean and orderly environment. The Housekeeper also helps setup for events and building rentals, according to the Events Manager, and supports the Collections department for gallery cleaning.

Qualified candidates will have 1 – 3 years’ experience with housekeeping duties within a commercial environment and can work a flexible schedule with some nights and weekends.

Hiring full time (40hrs/wk) and part-time (20hrs/wk)

We also need someone with knowledge of operating housekeeping commercial equipment including floor scrubbers, floor buffers and carpet cleaners.
Resumes can be sent to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to (317) 275-1340 or mailed to Eiteljorg Museum, Dir of HR, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Housekeeper

Department: Facilities

MAJOR 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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

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

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 packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

About the Eiteljorg:
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. For more than 32 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

Special Events Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is looking for a motivated individual to serve as the Special Events Intern for summer 2022. The intern will assist the Manager of Catering, Rentals, and Events in the development, implementation, and execution of internal and external events. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Events Management field and build relevant skills.

Although the position is unpaid, it does include free museum admission, discounts in our store and café, and additional benefits. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to mhincks@eiteljorg.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Special Events Intern

Department: Building Rental

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support building rental team in marketing museum to potential clients
  • 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 small internal and external events
  • Assist with administrative tasks
  • 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 public
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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Most events occur in the evening on weekends throughout the year, but this position is flexible and is accommodating of life/school schedules, commitments, etc. We appreciate and understand that you will be dedicating your time and effort in exchange for non-compensated experience, so we try to be as flexible as possible when working with intern’s schedules and needs!

We offer complimentary parking for all Special Events Interns in the White River State Park underground garage, as well as free admission to the museum, discounts in the store and café, and other benefits.

Year-round we accept resumes for those interested in our Special Events Internship positions for the Spring, Summer, & Fall Semesters.

Internship terms:

  • Spring: February-May
  • Summer: May-July/August
  • Fall: mid-August-early December

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.

About the Eiteljorg:
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. For more than 32 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

Public Programs Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a highly motivated college student to assist the Public Programs Department. This internship is for fall 2021 – spring 2022.

The Public Programs Intern will report to the Public Programs Manager, working with education and programming staff to assist with planning, implementing and evaluating in-person and virtual programs for a variety of audiences (adult, family, school, etc.).

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to sschmidt@eiteljorg.com no later than August 15.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Public Programs Intern

Department: Public Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Projects may include:

  • Assisting to transition the museum’s largest community-led celebration, Día de Muertos, into a hybrid (in-person and virtual/digital) experience
  • Researching and assisting in the develop of public programs, educational resources and guide training materials related to the Native American gallery reinstallation
    (opening Spring 2022)
  • Building on current accessibility and inclusion-related initiatives to make the museum a welcoming space for all visitors
    • Assisting to closed caption digital resources
    • Assisting in the implementation and evaluation of programming for targeted audiences like Sensory Friendly Days, Early Stage Alzheimer’s programming, etc.
    • Researching potential community partnerships to further the museum’s goal of access and inclusion
  • Work across departments to provide broader access to the museum’s digital educational resources
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of audiences
  • the ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • excellent organizational skills & the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • an interest in Native American art, history and cultures
  • an interest in museum programs & education
  • an interest in audience research & evaluation
  • an interest in museum accessibility
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 packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

About the Eiteljorg:
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. For more than 32 years, the Eiteljorg Museum has shared the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public.

Summer Collections Intern

The Collections department of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is seeking an intern from June 1, 2021 through August 6, 2021. There is flexibility with start and end dates and for school breaks. The intern is required to work a maximum of 24 hours per week (Monday through Friday) for 10 weeks. The internship is paid at $12.50 per hour. This opportunity will occur in person at the Eiteljorg Museum, and institutional COVID-19 protocols must be followed. The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people, and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

To Apply:

Please send resume (include applicable education, work, and volunteer experience) and cover letter (explain: 1. your interest in the position, 2. your unique qualifications, and 3. how this internship supports your career goals) to Allison Evans, Director of Museum Collections, at aevans@eiteljorg.com  with subject line Summer Collections Internship by March 15, 2021. No phone calls please.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Summer Collections Intern

Department: Collections

Details:

The Collections intern will report to the Director of Museum Collections, and interact with the Registrar and Collections Manager on a daily basis. The intern will have the opportunity to learn safe object handling, archival housing, condition reporting, packing, and various aspects of working with a collections management system (The Museum System).

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:

  • Detail oriented, enthusiastic, and capable of doing repetitive tasks
  • Excellent computer skills (database experience a plus)
  • Works well in a team and independently

Physical Demands: Ability to reach with hands and arms, stoop, and see. Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry 10-50 lbs. short distances. Ability to climb step stools, carry objects up stairs, and stand for long periods of time. Ability to enter data into a computer. Wear gloves and be able to perform delicate operations when dealing with fragile objects. Have good, clear communication skills, both verbally and written, and can understand spoken communications. Most work is performed in a climate-controlled environment.

Education: Enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program for museum studies, art history, history, ethno history, or anthropology. Some object handling and knowledge of collections care practices a plus

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 packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

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 Native American Art, History, and Culture

The Eiteljorg Museum is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture.

The Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture is an active scholar, contributing to the field through exhibits, public presentations, and publications. This includes working with the Native American collections; researching and developing exhibitions and related programs; and building strong, active, and ongoing relationships with Native communities. The endowed position is also responsible for implementing and managing the museum’s Great Lakes Initiative, a key element of the institutional strategic plan. While the museum’s Native American content and efforts remain broadly inclusive of all the cultures of North America, we seek to establish the museum as a leader in exhibits, programs, and publications about the art, history, and cultures of our own Middle West/Great Lakes region. As an integral member of the curatorial team, the position supports and collaborates with other 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”.

To Apply:

Resumes should be sent to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to (317)275-1430 or mailed to Eiteljorg Museum, Attn: Dir. of HR, 500 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position title: Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback Curator of Native American Art, History, and Culture
Department: Curatorial
Status: Full time, exempt
Reporting relationship: Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Establish, strengthen and expand partnerships with Native American tribes of the region and their cultural centers and historic preservation offices;
  • Connect Indigenous and other researchers with collection resources and work with tribal communities to facilitate access to their cultural heritage;
  • Develop partnerships with institutions and collectors, including those that hold Great Lakes materials;
  • Work with public programs and education staff to develop the definitive curriculum on Great Lakes Native cultures for use by teachers statewide;
  • Establish new partnerships and expand existing ones with academic institutions and consortia in the region;
  • Conduct and publish research, and present at conferences on behalf of the museum;
  • Seek new national and other funding sources to support initiatives;
  • Work independently and in partnership with other curatorial staff to develop exhibitions.
  • Present and participate in public programs, curatorial talks, and museum guide training;
  • Research and propose acquisitions and deaccessions in support of the collecting plan and the Great Lakes Initiative;
  • Work with the Collections Information Specialist and the museum’s database TMS (The Museum System) to provide culturally appropriate attributions and contextual information;
  • Collaborate with the Associate Curator of Native American art and the Manager of Special Events and Artist Engagement in the selection and verification of artists and judges, and selection of purchase prize award winner(s) for annual Indian Market.
  • Work with the Associate Curator of Native American art to support the Native American Advisory Council through meeting facilitation, maintaining communication, and implementing Council recommendations;
  • Serve as institutional diplomat in working with Native peoples, and work to insure that institutional policies and practices reflect 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;
  • Fulfill administrative responsibilities including budget and deadline management, record keeping, responding to public inquiries, and following up with potential donors and tribal requests.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in arts or humanities such as history, art history, Native American studies, anthropology or related subject, Ph.D. preferred;
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in a museum, gallery or educational setting;
  • Extensive knowledge of Native North American history and the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region;
  • Demonstrated experience with Native American art and engagement with Indigenous communities;
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational 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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