1424 Program Manager – James J Hill and Ramsey Houses

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Museum, Library and HIstoric Sites

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55102
(This position will eventually share time between both locations)
SALARY: $4,218.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position.
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: Metro Sites & Operations
HIRING MANAGER: Site Manager III, Ramsey and Hill House
POSTING DATE: April 16, 2021
DEADLINE DATE: April 30, 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 develop a variety of public programming, provide supervision for interpretive staff, and coordinate the daily operations at the James J Hill House and Alexander Ramsey
House Historic Sites, as well as participate in community outreach.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Develop content, implement and assure quality delivery of a wide variety of public programs, in various formats, that engage audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, interests and learning styles; 2) Lead supervision, development, and programming for interpretive staff; 3) Promote and market the site’s public programming and rental program; and 4) Assists Site Manager III in soliciting and developing outside funding sources and partnerships to support programming.

● Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in History, Museum Studies, Education, Humanities, or other related field or equivalent experience.
● Two years of experience in managing daily operations and programs of a historic site or similar facility.
● Experience creating, evaluating, and updating education curriculum and programming.
● Ability and willingness to travel.
● Valid driver’s license.
● Ability to perform moderate physical labor in order to keep the site clean and safe.
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time to perform programming and sales responsibilities.
● Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds; 50 pounds with a team lift.
● Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to move furniture or merchandise and perform light cleaning duties.
● Willing and available to work a flexible work schedule including many summer weekends and

● Supervising staff, including mentoring, performance management, hiring, and scheduling.
● Training staff on customer service and communicating program information.
● Managing operations, including budgeting and short- and long-range planning at a historic site, history museum or equivalent.
● Delivering educational program content to diverse audiences.
● Thinking imaginatively and problem solving.
● Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
● Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities.
● Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.
● Strong analytical and organizational skills with a demonstrated results orientation.
● Communicating clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.
● Recognizing and respecting confidential information.
● Administering and monitoring program budgets.
● Computer skills and technical proficiency.

● Informal learning theories and experience with interpretive methods and techniques.

● Knowledge of preservation and maintenance of historical structures, grounds and landscapes.
● Knowledge of historical research methodology and techniques to develop and implement interpretive programs.
● Flexibility to adapt to an ever changing work environment and ability to make reasoned decisions in a timely manner.
● Strong writing skills and ability to create brochures, promotional materials and program materials for the site.
● Experience working in a retail setting.
● Knowledge and experience with outreach and distance learning.

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.