There are several ways in which you can join the Washington State Historical Society's team.
If you are interested in a paid part-time or full-time position, go to careers.wa.gov.
Admission and Membership Sales
Greet visitors with a positive customer service attitude. Transact admission and membership sales utilizing the Altru point-of-sale system. Provide overview of rules while visiting the museum and answer questions.
Perform clerical functions in the absence of other work or other staff, such as answering phones or preparing information packets and other duties as assigned.
- High school graduate or equivalent and one year of clerical experience
- Able to sit and stand for long periods of time
- Able to handle cash
- Able to multi-task such as engaging visitors in friendly conversation while processing point of sale transaction.
- Able to provide accurate information about museum exhibits, events and programs, admissions and parking rates, etc.
- Able to compose, send and respond to electronic mail.
- Knowledge and experience working with Altru point-of-sale system
- Experience working in a museum - clerical, fiscal or admission counter capacity for one year or more.
Read the full description at the State of Washington's Job Opportunities website and complete the online application according to instructions. Attach to your application a letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position, and a resume. If you are unable to attach your resume and/or letter of interest, you may inset them into the "resume text" section of the application.
Include three professional references in the "references" section of the application or include them in your resume.
Please carefully follow the above instructions. We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the education, experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting, so be sure to attach or insert your letter of interest and resume. The information you provide will be used as a basis for deciding who will be selected for the next step in the process. An incomplete application packet may automatically be disqualified.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Students interested in obtaining an internship must complete the Internship Inquiry.
Washington State Employment
For other Washington State employment opportunities, go to careers.wa.gov.
The Washington State Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, open to any and all individuals, families, or firms. The Historical Society is also recongnized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the State of Washington with enumerated powers.