Employment & Internships
The Eiteljorg Museum strives to attract, select and develop a diversely talented staff of people who are dedicated and passionate about our mission of inspiring an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. 

The museum offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid time off and a retirement plan to full time (30 - 40 hours per week) employees. Employees who work 20 to 29 hours per week are also offered paid time off and retirement benefits.

Additionally, the museum does not discriminate in hiring, promotion, wages and salaries, benefits, or other terms and conditions of employment on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, or religion. The Museum applies its equal opportunity employment policy in implementing all employment practices, policies and procedures.

To apply for a currently open position, please send resumes, salary expectations, and references to or FAX to (317) 275-1430 or to:

Eiteljorg Museum
Attention: HR Manager
500 W. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Unfortunately we are unable to acknowledge the receipt of all resumes and only those candidates whose skills and experience best fit the needs of the open position will be contacted.

We thank you for your interest in the Eiteljorg Museum and employment with us. Please revisit this site as the employment opportunities do change.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Seasonal Gallery/Admission Assistant

  • Date(s):  November 01, 2015 – November 30, 2015
  • Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Public Programs and Visitor Experience department is taking resumes for the position of Seasonal Gallery/Admission Assistant. This position will work during our upcoming busy holiday season and will rotate throughout the museum's galleries, the R.B. Annis Family Western Experience, Jingle Rails Exhibit and as needed in other areas. Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to (317) 275-1430. Please see job description below.

JOB TITLE:          Seasonal Gallery/Admission Assistant
DEPARTMENT:    Public Programs and Visitor Experience
STATUS:              Non - Exempt
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Visitor Experience Manager

In addition to answering phones and working our admissions desk, Guest Relations Gallery Assistants will work in the R.B. Annis Family Western Experience and in the Jingle Rails Exhibit. Their role is to ensure that the Galleries are attended at all times and to offer all visitors the highest standards of customer service during their visit.  

Core hours of work will range from 5-25 hours per week, working two – four days out of seven on a flexible working schedule. In addition to normal museum hours (Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 12-5), weekends hours will be required as well as some evenings during special events. This position is a seasonal position with employment from November 2014 through the middle of January 2015. Permanent employment is a possibility, but not guaranteed.


  • Evidence of having provided a high standard of visitor service experience throughout previous employment.
  • Enjoy and have experience working confidently with the general public and children / young persons.
  • Have an understanding of the different needs of museum visitors.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be enthusiastic, confident and be able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in emergency situations.
  • Have a flexible approach to working in team situations.
  • Have excellent phone skills.
  • Ability to operate a cash register.
  • Ability to stand for periods of up to 2-4 hours at a time, which would include occasionally working outdoors and light lifting and handling.


    1. Assist with the visitor flow, especially when large groups are visiting the Galleries.
    2. Complete daily Gallery checks and report faults and defects.
    3. Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the gallery space
    4. Gain knowledge of the Museum’s Collections and Exhibits, and be able to impart that knowledge to visitors.
    5. Operate cash register, receiving cash, checks, and credit cards – following security and cash handling procedures.
    6. Actively sell memberships.
    7. Assist with school groups visiting the museum
    8. Assist in the evacuation of the Museum, during an emergency and ensure the safety of the visitors and others.
    9. Any other duties, which may be directed by the Visitor Experience Manager and/or Director of Visitor Experience.
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