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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/

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 during the fall semester of 2021. 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.

The internship lasts from mid-August to early December 2021. 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 no later than July 28.

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.

Spring 2021 Markets & Festivals 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 with preparation and implementation of festivals and markets during spring 2021. Through this paid spring semester internship, a student will have the opportunity to gain insight into public programming in a museum setting that will bolster any resume.

Time commitment will be arranged between intern and supervisor, depending on intern’s program requirements – generally about 10-15 hours a week with as many as 15-25 hours during some mandatory dates. These dates are the week and weekend of Indian Market & Festival in June. Other times are flexible.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to bcrocker@eiteljorg.com. More information is below.

**Internship is a paid internship February through June 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions part or all of this internship may be virtual.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Spring 2021 Festivals & Markets Internship

Department: Public Programs

MAJOR 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 Public Programs and / or Public Events Coordinator 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

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. For more information about our organization: www.eiteljorg.org

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.

Controller / Director of Finance

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is currently accepting resumes and applications for the position of Controller/Director of Finance. The Controller is responsible for the organization’s accounting practices, compliance functions, and will play an active role in assisting with budgets for programmatic funding year-round. Efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness are all necessary skills to be successful in the Controller position. Communication skills are also a must as well as having an ability/willingness to present when called upon. Successful candidates will have a strong desire to learn the operations of the Eiteljorg Museum, and a willingness to continue developing professionally with defined goals annually. A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a CPA and/or CMA license preferred, and a minimum of 10 years of experience. A proficiency in Not-For-Profit accounting software; specifically Blackbaud Financial Edge strongly preferred.

To Apply:

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position title: Controller / Director of Finance
Department: Accounting
Status: Exempt
Reporting relationship: Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer
Employees Supervised: 0

Responsibilities:

• As primary fiscal manager of the museum, collaborates closely with the CFO to manage cash position, cash flow, monitor endowment funds with investment counsel, maintain and enforce fiscal policies, procedures, and internal controls of the museum.
• Prepares financial information for and works with the auditors as required; reviews internal controls and audit results with the President/CEO and CFO and auditors at the conclusion of the audit
• Cash receipts to include, but not limited to, annual campaign and Endowment pledge payments, Insurance payments and grant funding. Manage all cash receipt channels including check, EFT, and merchant activity to include website and CRM cash receipt flow
• Reconciles general ledger accounts to reporting schedules on a monthly basis making journal entries as needed to ensure its accuracy.
• Work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
• Partner with the CFO, senior leadership, and the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions
• Prepare/review reconciliations monthly to include, but not limited to, bank accounts, investment accounts, and all balance sheet accounts to subsidiary ledgers and schedules
• Conduct variance analysis on all income statement accounts, and draft variance narratives for deviations from budgeted amounts; report these variances to the CFO
• Prepare monthly financial reporting packet for finance council review, and all other monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements as applicable
• Works with the CFO to prepare and periodically report on the budget for presentation to the Board of Directors.
• Works closely with the VP of Development and members of the development staff, providing support, counsel and major assistance with grant applications and interim and final grant reports. Ensures that the financial records of the museum agree with periodic and annual reports from the Development Department.
• Reconciles grants to formal accounting records and assists the development team with grant reporting and proposals
• Be a resource for the grants staff to utilize for financial records
• Attends and presents at Finance Council meetings; attends board meetings as requested
• Provides counsel and assistance to curatorial and education departments in regard to exhibition contracts, expense forecasts and related invoicing.
• Maintains strict confidentiality regarding request, reports and budgets that often contain sensitive and proprietary information
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA and/or CMA license preferred; CPA/CMA candidates also encouraged to apply
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in accounting with at least 5 of those years in not-for-profit accounting, or auditing preferred
  • Five or more years’ experience as a controller, preferable with a non-profit, museum or other cultural institution
  • Demonstrated history of success working within a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft excel and word
  • Experience with Not-For-Profit accounting software; Blackbaud Financial Edge experience preferred

Job Conditions and Physical Demands

Work involves a moderate degree of complexity or difficulty. Position requires strong communication both within the department and with other departments as well. Decisions are sometimes made by a group process and sometimes on an independent basis, with supervisor review on a general basis. Errors in work could result in inaccurate reporting and lead to inaccurate financial reporting.
Physical activities required by the work include sitting, talking, hearing, reaching, typing, and using repetitive motions of hands/wrists.
Work is performed in an office environment. Normal office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Position works under constant time requirements/constraints.

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.

Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistant

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting resumes and applications for the part-time position of Gallery/Admissions Assistant.
Admissions Assistants are the first faces in the museum our guest and visitors see and are vital to their experience. Besides selling admission tickets and memberships, they are a source of information about the museum, our exhibits and upcoming events. Core hours for this position will range from 9-20 hours per week, working two – five days out of seven on a flexible work schedule.

The right candidate will have a keen sense of customer service, must operate a cash register, including cash, check and credit card handling (following security and cash handling procedures) and have a willingness to cross train in the museum store. Our Admissions team has a flexible approach to working in team situations, excellent phone & communication skills and have the ability to remain calm and confident in busy situations.
All applicants are required to submit and pass a background check.

To Apply:

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position title: Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistant
Department: Guest Services
Status: Part time, non-exempt
Reporting relationship: Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer

Responsibilities:

In addition to answering phones and working our admissions desk, Guest Services Gallery Assistants will work in the R.B. Annis Family Western Experience during busy days, and, in late November through January, the Jingle Rails Exhibit. Their role is to ensure that the admissions desk is attended at all times and to offer all visitors the highest standards of customer service during their visit.

Core hours of work will range from 9-25 hours per week, working two – five days out of seven on a flexible work schedule. In addition to normal museum hours (Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 12-5), weekends hours will be required as well as some evenings during special events.

  • Interact in a friendly, comfortable and educated manner with our guests
  • 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
  • Gain knowledge of the museum’s exhibits, and be able to impart that knowledge to guests
  • Assist with the guest flow, especially when large groups are visiting the galleries
  • Check the first floor galleries for any defects, and straighten up gallery interactive areas (puzzles, coloring tables, etc.)
  • Assist with supervision of the RB Annis Western Family Experience during busy days
  • Participate in future evaluations of our guests
  • Assist in the evacuation of the museum during an emergency and ensure the safety of the guests and others
  • Cross-train to work in the museum store
  • Any other duties, which may be directed by the Manager of Guest Services or the Guest Services Coordinator
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/qualifications:

• Evidence of having provided a high standard of guest 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 guests
• Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Be enthusiastic, confident and be able to use own 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
• Ability to provide retail sales support
• Ability to stand for periods of up to 2-4 hours at a time, which would include occasionally working outdoors and light lifting and handling

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 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.

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