1476 Project Manager II – History Center

Website Minnesota Historical Society

Historical Museum/ Library/ Historic Preservation


JOB TITLE: #1476 Project Manager II

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center – 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

SALARY: $3,816.00 monthly minimum, commensurate with experience 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: Facilities & Risk Management

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional


HIRING MANAGER: Manager, Capital Planning & Management

POSTING DATE: August 23, 2021

DEADLINE DATE: September 6, 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 plan, organize and manage preservation, restoration, repair, and construction projects at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) properties. The Project Manager II position manages and supports capital projects by managing project planning, budgeting, project files, reporting, and drawings and ensures compliance with records management standards in Capital Planning and Management files in both MNHS network and Google folders.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Manage preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration capital projects in the most efficient and cost effective manner to preserve MNHS historic properties; 2) Manage contracting and purchasing and maintain up to date budget summaries for all assigned capital projects in strict accordance with budget limits; 3) Provide support for Capital Management & Planning operation through administrative support, records management and communications; and 4) Contribute to the continued professional development and best practices at all MNHS historic properties.


● Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction, construction management, historic preservation, or a related field.

● Experience working on rehabilitation, revitalization, and/or preservation construction projects.

● Knowledge and ability to read, understand, and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.

● Knowledge and skill in verbal, written, and graphic communication sufficient to work with diverse groups of people.

● Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel statewide.

● Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

● Ability to occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; turn, twist, or bend at waist; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


● Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and all aspects of Google suite.

● Strong organization and documentation skills.

● Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.

● Demonstrated positive customer service skills.

● Demonstrated ability to multitask, work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities.

● Demonstrated ability to work independently and take individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.

● Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with an organization’s staff, contractors, consultants, technicians, professionals, and the general public.

● Strong detail orientation with the ability to synthesize and organize complex information and maintain/upgrade systems and processes.


● Historical research methods, resources, and techniques as it relates to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes, and structures.


● Ability to use project management scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, Google Smartsheet, Trello, etc.

● Experience working with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.

● Experience working and collaborating with Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

● Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.

● Familiarity with the National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs.

● Knowledge in construction trades, preservation, and restoration of historic buildings.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.

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 email your details to humanresources@mnhs.org