Kansas Aviation Museum Reduces Hours, Lays Off 2 Employees

The Kansas Aviation Museum has terminated two of its five-person staff and announced it will be reducing visitor hours next year.

Richard Moore, the museum’s interim director, said Wednesday the two positions that were cut this week were full-time marketing jobs. According to Moore, the terminations were a way to absorb the museum’s slow traffic.

Moore said if the two employees who were laid off do not have new jobs by the middle of May, the museum would consider rehiring them.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the museum will only be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays starting Jan. 1. Any special events, meetings, conferences and school field trips that have already been booked will go on as scheduled.