Curator, Draper Natural History Museum

Cody, Wyoming 50 miles East of Yellowstone National Park
Up to $80,000 per year with competive benefits package
May 22, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Salary Type

We are seeking a dynamic leader who believes passionately in both environmental education and building partnerships with the scientific community to become the next Curator of the Draper Natural History Museum. The successful candidate will bring a passion for telling the story of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to more than 170,000 visitors a year. Working with a dynamic advisory board and talented staff, the curator will envision ways to expand the mission of the Draper within and outside the walls of the museum building.

This position is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys both directing research, exhibition and program while also providing strategic leadership on environmental education.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a leader in connecting people to the stories of the American West through the operation of the Draper Museum of Natural History, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the and the McCracken Research Library. Located in beautiful Cody Wyoming (a short drive from the spectacular eastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park), the museum is a national leader in teaching western history, science, art and cultural heritage.

The new curator will direct and manage the operations, exhibitions, educational programming, research and collections development of the Draper Museum.  The position requires an individual who both embraces and excels in working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including researchers, scholars and educators in this region. 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 needs to showcase great organizational and interpersonal skills and possesses general knowledge of natural history/ecology in the American West and   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