Wornall Majors House Museums

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John Wornall House Weekend Manager

Position Summary
The Weekend Manager at the John Wornall House is primarily responsible for giving public tours, opening and closing the Museum, providing support to volunteer docents and administrative support to staff. This is a part-time (11-hours/week) hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Director of Public Programming and Events. Core hours are Saturdays-Sundays, flexible hours depending on the event schedule.

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Alexander Majors Barn Event Attendant

Position Summary

Event Attendants at the Alexander Majors Barn are responsible for opening and closing the event space, stocking restrooms with paper products, and generally overseeing the Alexander Majors Barn during private events such as weddings, parties, and meetings. Core hours are typically Fridays-Sundays, and typically involve evening shifts. Personal references required.

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Internships

Are you passionate about local history or interested in learning more about local history? Would you like to experience exciting, hands-on opportunities to bring history to life for community members?

The Wornall/Majors House Museums looks for interns throughout the year to help us give tours, do research projects, assist with special events, and more! Our interns will experience many facets of museum management, historical research, and non-profit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Most internships are ideal for undergraduate or graduate students with a focus in public history, non-profit management, education, or museum studies, but we welcome all qualified applicants.

We are currently seeking to fill the following internship positions:

Interpretive Intern

Interpreting artifacts, documents and historical topics are crucial for museum educational programs. The Wornall/Majors House Museums (WMHM) manages two historic homes with unique challenges and assets. WMHM is seeking one individual with a passion for bringing history to life for members of the public by leveraging the historic house museum setting to create “micro-exhibits” or programs.
Full job description and application information (pdf)

Fall 2018 position filled – seeking 2019 applicants

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Collections and Archives Intern

The Collections & Archives Intern will work with the Program Director and other staff members to catalogue and organize photographs, letters, and other documents originally owned by Louisa Johnston. Johnston was the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors and saved the Majors House from ruin by purchasing the property and living there while slowly renovating the house.
Full job description and application information (pdf)

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Community Outreach Intern

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking a Community Outreach Intern to strengthen the Museums’ ties with the community. The intern will make connections with community groups, philanthropic groups, and educational institutions to make them aware of the programs offered by the Wornall/Majors House Museums. This individual will also assist with logistics and marketing of educational programming that takes place during their intern period.
Full job description and application information (pdf)

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 We may have opportunities for “create your own” internships for those with specific research visions or projects in mind. Contact Program Director Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org to discuss. Please attach a copy of your CV to all internship inquiries.

 

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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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