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Job Title: Historic Site Alternate (part-time temporary)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:187247
Agency:Kansas Historical Society
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

If you have a love for Kansas history and would like to share this with others, then you may be interested in becoming an alternate at Red Rocks State Historic Site to operate the site in the absence of the site administrator.  Location: 927 North Exchange St., Emporia, KS

Hours are sporadic, and are not to exceed 120 hours per year.  Must be able to work weekdays and/or Saturdays.  Must be responsible to handle all aspects of running the site, including but not limited to opening and closing procedures, collecting admissions, greeting visitors and conducting tours, interpreting the history of the site, operating the gift shop, and monitoring the physical site.

Applicants need a working knowledge of Kansas history and a willingness to learn about the Red Rocks Historic Site.  Completion of a bachelor's degree in history or liberal arts degree or working towards a degree is preferred.  Experience as an employee or volunteer in a museum setting can be substituted.

Applicants should have a willingness to learn the tour interpreter’s manual and have a general affinity for history.  Must be self-motivated and able to work mostly without direct supervision.

This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits.   Pay Rate: $7.56 per hour.

This position will remain posted until filled.

To Apply:

Step One: Complete the online State of Kansas Employment Application and submit to the Historical Society.

Step Two: Obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate  and email a copy to  Include the job title and your last name in the subject line.

We will also accept a paper copy of your Employment Application and Tax Clearance Certificate delivered by U.S. postal service or hand delivery.   Submit to: State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS. Attention: Jillian Love.

Contact:  Jillian Love, (785)272-8681 ext. 211.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: P    Grade 007    Hiring Rate: $7.56    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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