The Minnesota Historical Society’s Historic Sites & Museums division seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to engage, educate and entertain visitors.  This is a part-time, regular position (780 annual hours) located at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN.

Summary of Work:  Responsibilities include: 1) conducts various programs that serve diverse historic site audiences; 2) provides customer service to patrons of the historic site and its programs; and 3) assists in the daily operations of the historic site.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to listen to public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse public, including children, teachers, senior citizens, people with various disabilities, persons of different ethnic or cultural background, and people of color.
  • Ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Ability to master program information and program activities.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of 2-5 days/week, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, with the bulk of those hours occurring from April through October.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Some college course work in history or a related field.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with children.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in teaching, museum interpretation, theatrical performance or storytelling.
  • Strong customer service experience and skills.
  • Knowledge of American Indian arts and crafts.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and the cultural diversity of the state.
  • Knowledge of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Salary:  $12.69 hourly minimum.

Application Deadline:  Must be received or post-marked no later than March 11, 2010.

To Apply:  Send an MHS application, cover letter, and resume to:  Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Interpreter I position, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN  56359.  To be considered an applicant, you must submit all requested materials.  If not complete, your application materials will not be accepted and your materials will be returned.  For an application, see our website at or call MHS Job Line 651-296-0542.  EEO