Employment Opportunities

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The Kenosha Public Museums are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Museum Guard/Custodian

Salary:$15.47 Hourly

Job Type: Regular – Part Time

Closing Date: 12/4/23 11:59pm

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare for daily business, lock, unlock and check security; act as security guard.
  • Clean buildings including washrooms, stairs, exhibit halls, sales desk and outside as needed; dust furniture and shelves; clean walks and stairs; wash windows; refinish floors as needed – wax, polish, mop.
  • Empty waste materials.
  • Set up chairs, tables and equipment.
  • Keep time records.
  • Assist with grounds maintenance
  • Run errands
  • Assist in snow and ice removal.
  • Staff special events and facility rentals occasionally
  • Repair and maintain equipment.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Training and Experience:

  • Previous successful experience in janitorial /maintenance.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with museum staff and the public.
  • Knowledge of janitorial equipment and cleaning methods.
  • Ability to perform routine physical tasks.
  • Reading ability: effectively read and understand information contained in memoranda, reports and bulletins, etc.  Working knowledge of English grammar & spelling.
  • Able to work a variable part-time work schedule.
  • Ability to operate a computer to check e-mail and calendar.
  • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Museum Educator

Salary: $49,680.00 – $63,876.00 Annually

Job Type: Regular – Full Time

Closing Date: 11/13/23 11:59pm


The Educator develops, implements, and evaluates workshops, public programs, school and adult group programs, and outreach programs. The Educator serves in the capacity of Museums Staff in Charge as assigned; and participates in and supports Museum strategic planning and interdepartmental work teams. Regularly scheduled hours are Monday-Friday but must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures and through observation of results obtained. Performs other work as requested or assigned.

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages, develops, implements, teaches and evaluates PreK-12th grade group programs and experiences (on-site, outreach and digital.)
  • Manages, develops, implements and evaluates adult group programs and experiences (on-site, outreach and digital.)
  • Develops, oversees and implements public programs, special events and family programs for all ages and abilities.
  • Develops, oversees and implements programs designed for special audiences.
  • Supports, develops and maintains contacts and collaborations with minority groups including social justice education initiatives.
  • Trains, coordinates, and supervises volunteers working in education areas.
  • Purchases program supplies and materials.
  • Maintains records related to educational program attendance; builds and improves research and resource files; prepares reports.
  • Performs Staff in Charge responsibilities as required.
  • Participates in and supports Museums strategic planning and interdepartmental work teams.
  • Works in collaboration with the Exhibits and Collections Department to develop innovative exhibits and integrate new learning strategies.
  • Interacts with Kenosha Unified School District and other school districts’ teachers and administrators to build and maintain a working relationship including development of teacher professional development opportunities and teacher advisory committees.
  • Stays current on trends in education and the museum field.
  • Serves as an educational advocate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with formal or informal education in Anthropology, American History, Natural Science, Art, Education, Museology, or related field.
  • Two to three years of classroom teaching or museum education experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may also be considered.
  • Spanish language skills desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of museum mission, organization, procedures and services.
  • General knowledge of history, science, or art.
  • Knowledge of current trends in learning, learning styles, and education methodology.
  • Knowledge of education standards and benchmarks.
  • Ability to develop and present in-person, digital and outreach programs for all ages and abilities, especially teaching K-8.
  • Ability to teach sometimes difficult subject matter.
  • Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of databases, word processing, electronic/digital media and other relevant computer programs, especially Altru and Google Suite.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain a professional manner using tact, initiative, good judgment and confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress.

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Registrar and Collections Care Specialist

Salary: $50,028.00 Annually

Job Type: Regular – Full Time

Closing Date: 11/19/23

Under the general direction of the Museum Director or the Curator of Collections, this position is responsible for maintaining registration activities for the Kenosha Public Museums. The position supports the museum’s custodial responsibilities in acquiring, preserving and exhibiting its collections. Regularly scheduled work hours are Monday – Friday but must be available to work some weekends and evenings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Shares responsibility for the registration, care, handling, records management, and storage of artifacts in the collection and on loan.
  • Processes collection forms and relevant documents.
  • Conducts periodic inventories.
  • Assists with packing, shipping and insurance for collections.
  • Works with collections by creating and maintaining collections database records.
  • Performs collections cataloging and research.
  • Implements approved collections policies and procedures for the management of the collections and related records.
  • Communicates and works with internal staff, collaborating institutions, donors and lenders.
  • May assist other curators.
  • May assist in the planning and installation of temporary exhibitions and the rotation of the collections.
  • Train and oversee the work of interns and volunteers.
  • Performs Staff in Charge responsibilities and serves on interdepartmental teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Museum Studies, Art History, History, Cultural Studies, Collections Management, Archives Management or a related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a museum collections department.
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect software, digital photography and use of scanners is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of museum practices and procedures, including collections management, artifact handling, condition reporting, conservation issues, and database.
  • Knowledge of condition reporting protocols.
  • Knowledge of shipping and receiving
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and be detail oriented.
  • Ability to independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with a variety of objects and materials.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff, volunteers.

For a full list of additional physical, environmental, sensory, and other requirements as well as a list of job benefits, visit the City of Kenosha’s Job Opportunities page. 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted through the City of Kenosha’s Online Application System. The City accepts only online applications.

If no positions are currently listed, please fill out a job notification card to learn about opportunities as soon as they become available.

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