OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St Paul, MN 55102-1906
SALARY: $3,580.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in State Employee Group Insurance Program & Retirement program with employer contribution
CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional
HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager, Community Programs & Evaluation
POSTING DATE: March 15, 2019
DEADLINE DATE: April 5, 2019
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.
DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to establish and nurture relationships with Community partners that include larger cultural organizations, community based organizations and individual community leaders along with supporting the development and delivery of community programs, in collaboration with the Community Programs & Evaluation team, internal MNHS staff (site and exhibit staff) and community partners. The African American community is the current priority audience with whom this work unit is focusing their efforts.
SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) work with the Community Programs & Evaluation team, assist in the design, development and implementation of co-created community based programs at an MNHS site or community partner location; and 2) assist in the research and development of engaging community programs that support the unit’s target audience(s). This position will require traveling to programs throughout the metro area, often outside of normal business hours.
- Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, American studies, urban Studies, ethnic studies, history, or a relevant field and three plus years’ experience supporting the development and/or delivering community programs to non-predominantly white audiences
- OR minimum of six years’ experience supporting the development and/or delivery of community programs to non-predominantly white audiences.
- Extensive knowledge and experience working with African American community organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and work with external partners, including community-based groups or organizations, to deliver programs and/or services to the public.
- Experience successfully supporting the delivery of programs and/or services to the public on site and externally at our community partner’s site.
- Effective communication skills, including ability to write clearly and concisely and effective oral communication with individuals and groups.
- Experience with event development and planning.
- Knowledge of history research methodology and data gathering techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to complete projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
- Computer skills necessary to develop quality project and program documentation.
- Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.
- Ability to drive or find transportation to metro area programs.
- Ability to work flexible hours based on program needs.
- Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, American studies, urban Studies, ethnic studies (can be specific to a cultural group), history a relevant field and five plus years’ experience supporting the development and/or delivering community programs to non-predominantly white audiences.
- General knowledge of United States history and the history of multiple racial, ethnic and cultural, and tribal groups within the state.
- Proficient written and spoken skills in a language other than English.
- Experience with program assessment or evaluation.
- Knowledge of a finance system and database driven work.
- Familiarity with Minnesota Historical Society programs and/or exhibits.
- Previous experience working with interns or volunteers.
At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community.
The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer. Should you have questions with the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.