1900 Setup Assistant

Website Minnesota Historical Societyi

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JOB TITLE: Setup Assistant

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

COMPENSATION: $18.54 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (approximately 520 annual hours) position.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals.

DESIGNATION: Bargaining Unit AFSCME Local 3173

POSTING DATE: May 2, 2024

DEADLINE DATE: May 16, 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 conduct & execute the set-up and take-down of MNHS programs & events as well as rental events at the MN History Center.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Conduct and oversee the set-up/take down of event furniture and equipment at the MN History Center; and 2) Maintain site equipment and building.


● Strong customer service skills.

● Strong communication skills.

● Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team on set up and take down needs.

● Demonstrated ability to problem solve amidst noisy and high-pressure situations.

● Demonstrated flexibly to adjust to unusual and unexpected occurrences in the working environment.

● Ability to lift and move 50 lbs.

● Ability to learn and be guided by historic site preservation concerns, rules, and needs.

● Available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings, sometimes on short notice.


● High school diploma or equivalent.

● Experience with Audio-Visual

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.