1854 Program Supervisor, Ramsey & Hill House

Website Minnesota Historical Society

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JOB TITLE: Program Supervisor, Ramsey & Hill House

LOCATION: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102;

Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55102

COMPENSATION: $52,720.00 annual minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,080 annual hours) position. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.

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.

DESIGNATION: Supervisory

POSTING DATE: January 4, 2024

DEADLINE DATE: January 18, 2024

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 site programming, provide direct supervision for site interpretive staff and volunteers, and coordinate the daily program operations.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Develop and implement public programs in collaboration with other site leadership team members that engage audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, interests and learning styles, including research, format selection, scheduling, budgeting, publicity, delivery and evaluation; 2) Support daily administrative operations of the Museum; 3) Provide direct supervision of interpretive program staff and support for interpretive program delivery in collaboration with Site Supervisor; and 4) Assist Site Manager with the development of annual and long-range planning.


● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

● Four years experience working in education, program delivery, or program development or curriculum development, or equivalent.

● Experience creating, evaluating, and updating education curriculum and programming.

● Ability to perform moderate physical labor in order to keep the museum clean and safe.

● Ability to stand for extended periods of time to perform programming responsibilities.

● Ability to lift 20 pounds.

● Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

● Ability and willingness to travel.

● Valid driver’s license.


● Supervising staff, including mentoring, performance management, hiring, and scheduling.

● Training staff on customer service and communicating program information.

● Delivering educational program content to diverse audiences.

● Synthesizing research findings into coherent themes and narratives.

● 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.


● History research methodology and data gathering techniques, including ability to conduct original research in primary source collections.

● Minnesota history and culture.

● Demonstrated comfort level in working with technology related to museum operations, program delivery, and communications.

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.