#1342 Program Assistant, Family Programs

Minnesota Historical Society


JOB TITLE: #1342 Program Assistant, Family Programs

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $17.76 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, project (780 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2017. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 05L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Head of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning

POSTING DATE: December 15, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by December 30, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.
DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Assistant, Family, Programs position that would play a vital role in building family audiences at the Minnesota History Center, with particular attention on increasing the attendance of diverse families.
SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) under the direction of the Head of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning, develop and facilitate a monthly program for families called WOW! Family Sundays, a three-hour program that will occur on the last Sunday of each month; 2) assist the Program Specialist, Family Audiences in preparatory and day-of work for three large-scale Family Days in February, March, and April; 3) assist with promotion of current programs and developing relationships for community outreach and engagement work; and 4) assist with focus group and research work to better understand the needs and interests of diverse families.

  • High school diploma plus two years formalized training or experience within a professional discipline or equivalent OR a Bachelor’s degree plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Experience developing programs and art projects for young children (ages 4 to 12) that can be adapted for various developmental levels and abilities.
  • Experience working with children and families in an informal education setting.
  • Strong customer service skills including but not limited to patience, attentiveness, clear communication, ability to use positive language, and willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds in a collaborative setting or team environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and make changes in a calm manner.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in team situations.
  • Ability to work with little oversight.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule with weekends as assigned. Weekend work includes the last Sunday of each month when the WOW! Family Sunday program occurs.


 Experience working within MNHS and its sites.

 Familiarity with Minnesota and U.S. history.

 Knowledge of family audience trends, demographics, behaviors, needs, and learning preferences.

 Knowledge of current practices and issues in museum education and exhibit development.

 Excellent computer skills and overall comfort with technology.

 Experience with social media platforms.

 Multilingual.
TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:
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Minnesota Historical Society

345 Kellogg Boulevard West

St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

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Fax: 651-297- 3343
Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO
Applications will be acknowledged
– No phone calls please –


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