Lincoln, NE: Assoc Director for Collections, Archives and Library, Nebraska State Historical Society

Job Opening Title: Associate Director for Collections, Archives and Library

Institution/Organization Name: Nebraska State Historical Society

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Lincoln, Nebraska

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 2 years and 3 years is prefered

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) is seeking an Associate Director for Collections, Archives and Library to shape the future of the organization as a part of a dynamic leadership team.
Ideal candidates will be ready and willing to fundamentally reimagine the role of collections in a 21st century historical society. Our desire is to use our collections as the engine that drives our programs. If you are passionate about collections and interested in sharing them in new ways, this might be the right fit for you.
The position reports to the Director/CEO and will be part of the leadership team. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and implementing strategy for the organization. The director will supervise a team of up to fourteen and will fully integrate the division’s role with the organization’s strategic objectives.
The Nebraska State Historical Society is an educational institution with a museum, a library and research center, conservation facility, seven historic sites, and the state historic preservation office. The Historical Society preserves and interprets our state’s past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in history, historic preservation, or other field related to Collections, Archives, and Library including: American studies, architecture, archeology, anthropology, archival studies, historic preservation, library science or related field
AND two years experience in cultural resource management; OR a Master’s degree in any of the above mentioned fields. Experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. At least three years’ experience working with museum, library, or archival collections is preferred. Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience with personnel management, project management, and budget administration.

This is a full time exempt position with normal state of Nebraska benefits.
Salary: $28.094-$29.499 per hour plus normal state of Nebraska health benefits, vacation and sick leave and retirement plan.
Some travel may be required.
To apply go to
Online application deadline is March 24, 2017. Only online applications will be accepted. Supporting documentation can be attached to the application.
*** The State of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws. ***



About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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