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:

Marketing & Communications Intern

  • Date(s):  July 09, 2018 – July 31, 2018
  • Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Marketing & Communications Intern (Unpaid)

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks a highly motivated college student to assist the Marketing & Communications Department in its efforts to promote and raise awareness of the museum’s events, exhibits and programs during fall semester 2018. Through this unpaid internship, a student will have the opportunity to learn practical, valuable professional workplace skills that will bolster any resume.

Typically this position would be 15 to 20 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, but will also involve working certain required events on occasional weekends and evenings, such as during the Quest for the West Art Show and Sale on Sept. 7-8, the Dia de los Muertos festival on Oct. 27, celebrations of the reopening of the Western art galleries on Nov. 8-9, and Jingle Rails opening Nov. 16, among other events. The applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum in downtown Indianapolis. The internship must start no later than Sept. 4 and would continue through early December, but can be adjusted to end earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements.


The applicant should be an enrolled university student or recent graduate majoring in public relations, journalism, digital marketing, communications, advertising, tourism or a related field. The applicant should have experience with social media and social media marketing, as well as Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite software, and experience with photography and video production. Additional experience with html/css website design is preferred.


Responsibilities will revolve around helping execute various facets of marketing communications plans and working to achieve marketing and museum goals and objectives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing & Communications staff with marketing tasks at fall events indoors and outdoors
  • Contacting media outlets to pitch museum exhibits and events
  • Implementing creative projects
  • Assisting in maintaining the museum’s regular presence on multiple social media platforms
  • Assisting with updating the museum’s redesigned website, specifically organizing and migrating content from the old website to the new website, posting new content and screening out outdated content, under supervision
  • Organizing office files and materials
  • Delivering or distributing printed materials off-site
  • Attending regular meetings internally and with external tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility, and other duties as assigned.

Other qualities the Eiteljorg Museum is seeking in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a flexible schedule, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures in the museum employee handbook.

This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving privileges, including free parking 24/7 at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park, free admission to the museum and museum programs, discounts to the museum café and store, and discounts to other participating Indianapolis museums and attractions. During the internship, the marketing intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality receptions. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. While gaining this valuable job experience, the intern will get to work in a beautiful museum building surrounding by amazing art and history while working with some talented colleagues. The museum can attempt to schedule internship hours to coordinate with classes and any outside employment the intern might have.

Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Marketing & Communications staff will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation that might assist the student receiving academic credit for their work.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, three writing or project samples as well as contact information for three professional references to this address:

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