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Curator, Draper Natural History Museum at Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody, Wyoming located 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park
Competitive salary, full benefits package. $70,000 to $80,000
Closing date
May 4, 2019

Job Details

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, an AAM accredited museum at the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, is looking for a visionary collaborative leader to serve as Curator of the Draper Natural History Museum. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to work with researchers in and out of the museum to bring forward to more than 200,000 visitors a year the story of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

We are seeking an experienced museum or educational professional who is open and willing to collaborate widely both inside and outside of the organization. The successful candidate will be a proven leader who embraces the importance of museum education in teaching and learning. Finally, the next Curator will continue an institutional commitment to the highest level of scholarship in exhibitions (permanent and rotating) and programs.

The DNHM curator directs and manages the operations, exhibitions, educational programming, research and collections development and care of the DNHM in accordance with the Center and DNHM missions. The position requires an individual who enjoys and excels at working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including staff, board, advisors, volunteers, and researchers. The successful candidate will hold at least a master’s degree in in one or more areas of natural history, education or environmental science and have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a museum environment. He/she will be required to have demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and possesses good general knowledge of natural history/ecology in the American West and with preferred knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone region.

The Center offers competitive salary, full benefits package to include vacation, retirement plan, health, dental, vision life and disability insurance and other benefits. For a detailed job description, refer to the Job Opportunities portion of the BBHC’s website: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application to include current cover letter and resume to



The story of the West is uniquely American—an account with which all Americans can identify. Exploring the American West through art, science, culture, and history allows us to reconnect with a sense of place found nowhere else on earth.

The Spirit of the American West is a story that began thousands of years ago.  

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody told the story—and lived the tale—like no other. Explorer and frontiersman, soldier and scout, actor and showman, entrepreneur and civic leader, Buffalo Bill was emblematic of the American West to his countrymen and to the world. Through characters, voices, artifacts, and legends, Cody weaved a colorful tapestry that brought to life the Spirit of the American West. Even today, his legacy continues to shape how we think about our history and the American character.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is grounded in what was the American West and operates now in what is the American West. What the American West will be is a clean palette on which the Spirit of the American West that exists at the Center can grow, change, and prevail.

Our dream is that within twenty years the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will be recognized for linking our national character and values to the Spirit of the American West.



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