1409 Interpreter III, Lead, Snake River Fur Post


Website Minnesota Historical Society

Historical Museum with Historic sites

LOCATION: Snake River Fur Post, Box 51, Pine City, MN 55063

SALARY: $16.64 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (approximately 1,560 annual hours) position. Approximately 30 hours per week.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.

DEPARTMENT: Greater Minnesota Sites

CLASSIFICATION: 61L Service

SUPERVISORY: No

HIRING MANAGER: Site Manager I, Snake River Fur Post

POSTING DATE: March 25, 2021

DEADLINE DATE: April 8, 2021

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: This position exists to support the daily operations of the Snake River Fur Post while also conducting various interpretive programs and providing high quality customer service as a lead worker.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Assist daily program operations by providing lead work direction to site guides and coordinating guest services; 2) Provide guests with a high level of customer services; 3) Mentor staff, interns, and volunteers; 4) Assist in the daily administrative duties; 5) Assist in the creation, training, and delivery of programs; and 6) Participate in site leadership duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience as a teacher, guide, or group leader.
Demonstrated ability to provide consistent, quality customer service.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
Familiarity with American Indian history and culture, specifically the history and culture of the Ojibwe in Minnesota.
Familiarity with Minnesota history and the fur trade.
Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
Ability to speak in public, effectively communicating ideas and information, and adjusting your presentation based on the audience or learning objectives.
Ability to listen to audience members and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
Demonstrated ability to mentor, train, motivate, and provide work direction.
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Ability to master a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
Ability to conduct research.
Ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate programs.
Basic accounting and math skills.
Demonstrated ability to use or willingness to learn ticketing and cash register software.
Ability to work effectively with limited supervision.
Flexibility to adjust to schedule changes and assignments.
Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time while giving tours and selling tickets or merchandise.
Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to move furniture or merchandise and perform light cleaning duties.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge of Minnesota, fur trade and Ojibwe history and cultural diversity of the state.
Knowledge of museum education and interpretive methods.
Knowledge of museum education or teaching practices.
Working knowledge of pertinent site related skills, operation and materials.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org.

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.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnhs.org.