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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Indianapolis, IN
Vehicle Collection Detailer

Position Title: Vehicle Collection Detailer
Reports To: Curator of Vehicles
Location: IMS Museum, 4750 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
FLSA Status: Exempt (Salaried), Full-time
TO SUBMIT RESUME & COVER LETTER: (Do not send via social media)

●Perform routine maintenance and detailing to preserve the automotive finishes and components of the IMS Museum’s historic vehicle collection. Maintenance and detailing duties must be performed on-time for the following:
•Upcoming IMSM exhibitions; loans to external organizations; Indianapolis Motor Speedway events; public display for tourism purposes as well as Concours d’Elegance and Concours-style events.
•Transport Museum-owned vehicles to special events across the United States. (Must have driver’s license valid in Indiana. Possession of a passport or willingness to acquire one preferred.)
●Serve as handler, security, and polisher for the Borg-Warner Trophy, traveling with it to special events.
•Must be or become familiar with B-W Trophy and IMS history, and serve as spokesperson for the IMS Museum, promoting and protecting the brand at public events.
●Work with third-party logistics companies to load-in/out Museum vehicles and artifacts.
●Assist curatorial staff with the organization and installation of Museum exhibits and special events, including Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition, Pace Car reunions, Cars & Coffee, others as needed.
●Organize and populate IMSM’s digital vehicle database, coordinating with Curator of Vehicles.

●High school graduate or GED required; previous employment as an automotive detailer or similar position is strongly preferred.
●Must have experience with detailing tools and technology to achieve desired results; knowledge and skill with paint-correcting equipment and techniques required.
•Familiarity with and proper use of polishes and other Museum-quality vehicle care products.
•Must have willingness to stay up to date with advancements and best practices in auto detailing technology, and best practices in moving and operating historic race cars and passenger vehicles.
●Working knowledge of primary auto care and computer and database software required.
●Must have working knowledge of the history and operations of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its events, along with good written and oral communications skills, good public speaking skills and
interpersonal communications.
●Must be physically able to lift minimum 40 pounds and assist staff in pushing heavy vehicles.
●Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends for events, particularly leading up to and during Indianapolis 500 activities, other IMS event weekends, IMS Museum events, and other community events.
●As a representative of one of the world’s premier automotive and motorsports museums, must have enthusiasm and a commitment to the IMS Museum’s vision, mission, values, and goals.
•Must protect IMS Museum interests when holding confidential or proprietary information.
•Must be a positive ambassador for the Museum in the greater Indianapolis community.
•Must be a team player and flexible, willing to work under the direction of others or also serve as manager/leader of projects, depending on need.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.



Salina Educational Automotive Museum of America
Salina, KS
Executive Director

About SEAMA:

SEAMA is an upstart automotive museum currently under construction in Salina, Kansas. Slated to open in late July 2021, the museum anticipates robust interest and traffic as the star attraction in downtown Salina.  Ideally located at the crossroads of America, this new facility will permit substantial autonomy and flexibility for candidates seeking to incorporate their own touch to an innovative, modern automobile museum.

Housed within a completely renovated and refurbished historic brick warehouse, SEAMA seeks to inspire car enthusiasts, students, hobbyists, and those who are simply exploring the revitalized downtown district.  Upon completion, SEAMA will be enjoy a 43,000+ square foot facility, maintain a dedicated wing for the Kustom Kemps of America (“KKOA”) organization (which hosts its annual “Leadsled Spectacular” each year in Salina, bringing in thousands of visitors to the community), a research library, a tactile education zone, conference area, and more.

The Board of Directors continues to refine its strategic plan but desires the touch of a thoughtful Executive Director to develop a plan for exhibits, collections and curation.  It is anticipated the exhibits will rotate throughout the year with different themes (i.e., muscle cars, year(s) specific cars, specific manufactures cars, etc.) for periods of 3, 6, or 12-month timeframes.   In addition, the Executive Director will work with the KKOA and its affiliated foundation to showcase KKOA members’ cars and develop a hall of fame for marquee designs and award winning creations.

The Museum is part of a larger, $160+ million downtown improvement and redevelopment program, which includes a new streetscape, residential lofts, five-story hotel, multi-sport, tournament grade fieldhouse, family entertainment center , Riverwalk development, and a variety of new restaurants and boutique shops.  For more information on the area and development, visit

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the head administrative official of SEAMA and reports directly to the Board of Directors.  They will be responsible for managing the museum's daily operations and implementing the Board of Directors strategic plan and goals. This work includes fiscally responsible oversight of the Museum's facilities, encouraging public access through innovative exhibitions and related public programs, providing educational hands-on programs for area students, and building strong community relationships.

General Responsibilities:

Informative reporting and interaction with the Board of Directors.

Provide oversight and guidance to SEAMA personnel; ensure practices are in line with professional standards and ethics.

Develop and maintain relationships with Museum donors and stakeholders to cultivate sustained support for the facility and its exhibits.

Facilitate public and online lectures and education programs.

Represent the Museum in community events and celebrations; increase visibility of the Museum in local and regional communities.

Build partnerships in new markets with donors, political and community leaders, educational institutions, industry groups, and other stakeholders.

Assist Curatorial staff and other personnel when necessary (i.e., guided tours of the museum).

Collaborate with Museum staff to develop educational exhibits and programming.

Supervise full-time, part-time, and volunteers to ensure good public relations, and to ensure efficient operations of the Museum.



Develop detailed budgets, complete with reasonable revenue and expenditure targets and expectations.

Develop and execute a marketing and operating plan.

Identify and cultivate new sponsors; Manage fundraising and donor planning; Generate new ideas for funding streams.

Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.

Understands and implements strong business and finance practices to ensure income to the Museum.


Work independently and with the Board of Directors and other staff to coordinate the development, planning, and execution of temporary exhibits for the Museum.

Serve as primary writer for exhibition text.

Other Duties:

Perform other duties as may be required to support effective operation of the Museum.

Job Classification:

The position is classified as full-time and is exempt from overtime compensation


College degree in history, museum studies, or equivalent education in museum or non-profit leadership.

Strong verbal and written communication skills required as well as comfort with public speaking and media interviews.

Demonstrate high level of experience in a leadership role in a museum or non-profit setting including grant writing, fundraising, and financial management.

Knowledge of automobile transportation history and automotive development.

Proficient in all typical computer applications and equipment and understanding of new and emerging technologies.


Salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, salary request, and resume to: Tom Pestinger

125 E Ave A

Salina, KS 67401





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