The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is currently taking applications for the position of Associate Director.

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Reports to: Director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Status: Non-exempt
Funding: City of Crawfordsville
Approval Date: 08/15/2022
Review: annually


The Associate Director develops and implements educational programming for all-ages; is responsible for management of the museum’s collections and curatorial duties; assists in daily operations, including visitor services, tours, and gift shop management, as necessary; responds to visitor inquiries; writes grant proposals and applications, press releases, reports, and promotional pieces as necessary; assists the Director to comply with established museum best practices and standards; and other duties and responsibilities as needed. This is a Wednesday through Saturday position.



  • Oversees the acquisition, preservation, conservation, and interpretation of all archives and object’s in the Museum’s permanent collection and the Museum’s historic buildings.
  • Directs and oversees the acquisition of archives and objects in alignment with the Museum’s mission. (See Below)
  • Advises on the management and preservation of the Museum’s historic buildings.
  • Initiates and administers programs that benefit the collection, i.e. conservation treatments, collections management, and exhibit programming that utilizes the collection.
  • Serve as lead staff on the development of the annual exhibit in the Lew Wallace Carriage House and for exhibits housed in the Legacy Gallery in the Study.


  • Assists with scheduling, coordinating, and leading in-house group and school tours.
  • Develops educational workshops and programming for youth, adults, and families.
  • Serves as spokesperson, representing the Museum to educators (e.g., conducting focus groups, marketing education programming, etc.).


  • Assists with museum tours as needed.
  • Presents lectures/programs to service organization, schools, and other interested parties off-site as needed.
  • Responds to information and research requests.
  • Contributes to the Society’s quarterly newsletter.


  • Submits bi-monthly Museum Report to Board of Trustees.
  • Assists in inventorying and record-keeping for gift shop and other museum operations.
  • Represents the Museum at community-based meetings, as needed.
  • Assists the Director with regular and special projects.


  • Identify likely grant makers for educational programming and apply for appropriate funding as needed.

Governance and Museum Committee Representation

  • Committee representation is either ex officio or active


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Museum Studies, Public History, Education, History, Anthropology, or a related field.
  • Comparable years of direct experience considered.
  • Good written and oral communication skills a must.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of Indiana and/or Lew Wallace history is a plus.
  • Capability in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Past Perfect computer programs are a plus.


  • Sitting at a desk, walking, standing, climbing stairs, hearing (telephone, meetings, etc.), lifting/carrying (up to 35 lbs).
  • Shared office environment.


  • $25,000 annually.
  • This is a part-time position, 32 hours/week on average.
  • Paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance at annual meetings and workshops of related professional associations.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
PO Box 662
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

or email [email protected].

Museum’s Mission

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is deeply committed to the protection and preservation of Lew Wallace’s legacy now and for generations to come.