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Recent Job Postings

March 25, 2020

MNHS

MNHS is pausing hiring as we've turned our attention to responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for your patience.

LOCAL

Historic Site Interpreter II
Historic Eidem Farm, Brooklyn Park, MN, seeks a Historic Site Interpreter II.

REGIONAL

Development Coordinator 
Children's Discovery Museum, Town of Normal, IL, seeks a Development Coordinator.

Exhibits Project Manager
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Chicago, IL, seeks an Exhibits Project Manager.

March 18, 2020

MNHS

Collections Management System Manager - History Center

Program Specialist, History Day - History Center

Historical Marker Project Lead - History Center

LOCAL

Exhibit Fabricator
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, MN, seeks an Exhibit Fabricator.

Facilities Maintenance Technician
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Facilities Maintenance Technician.

Collection Coordinator
Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden, Rochester, MN, seeks a Collection Coordinator.

Grants and Contracts Professional 2
Minnesota Design Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Grants and Contracts Professional 2.

Library Associate
Friends of the Anoka County Library, Blaine, MN, seeks a Library Associate.

REGIONAL

Administrator of Collections
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks an Administrator of Collections.

Museum Director
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks a Museum Director.

General Manager of Historic Sites
Wisconsin Historical Society Madison, WI, seeks a General Manager of Historic Sites.

Exhibitions Project Manager
Putnam Museum and Science Center Preserve Educate Connect, Davenport, IA, seeks an Exhibitions Project Manager.

Communications & Marketing Director
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, IA, seeks a Communications & Marketing Director.

Exhibits Registrar
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks an Exhibits Registrar.

Membership & Facilities Director
Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette, IN, seeks a Membership & Facilities Director.

Executive Director
Howard County Historical Society, Kokomo, IN, seeks an Executive Director.

Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, seeks a Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator.

Exhibits Technician
Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon, MI, seeks an Exhibits Technician.

March 11, 2020

MNHS

Director, Heritage Preservation - Minnesota History Center

Manager, Capital Planning & Management - Minnesota History Center

Historical Marker Project Lead - Minnesota History Center

Historic Site Guide - Charles Lindbergh House & Museum

LOCAL

Museum Experience Lead
Minnesota Children's Museum, Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Museum Experience Lead.

Development Associate
Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Development Associate.

Seasonal Historical Interpreter
Three Rivers Park District, Twin Cities Metro, seeks a Seasonal Historical Interpreter.

Development Director
Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN, seeks a Development Director.

REGIONAL

Performing Arts Audio and Video Technician
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI, seeks an Audio and Video Technician.

Gift and Data Coordinator
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI, seeks a Gift and Data Coordinator.

Cultural Resources Specialist
Mead & Hunt, Madison, WI, seeks a Cultural Resources Specialist.

Director
Community Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA, seeks a Director.

Instructor and Special Collections Librarian
UIC University Library, Chicago, IL, seeks an Instructor and Special Collections Librarian.

Digital Preservation Librarian
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, seeks a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Technical Preservation Services Manager
Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH, seeks a Technical Preservation Services Manager.

INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEERS

Moving Image Archive Intern
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Moving Image Archive Intern.

Collections & Exhibit Internship
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, De Smet, SD, is offering a Collections & Exhibit Internship.

Streetcar Operators
Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Twin Cities Metro, is looking for Streetcar Operators.

March 4, 2020

MNHS

Site Guide - Forest History Center

Sales Assistant I - Forest History Center

LOCAL

Request for Proposal
Lake of the Woods County Historical Society, Baudette, MN, seeks proposals to provide a detailed exhibit planning document for the redesign of exhibit spaces.

Interim Research and Instruction Librarian
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, seeks an Interim Research and Instruction Librarian.

Project Archaeologist
Blondo Consulting, LLC, Twin Cities Metro, seeks a Project Archaeologist.

REGIONAL

Metadata Librarian
Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA, seeks a collaborative and innovative Metadata Librarian.

Historic Site Coordinator
State Historical Society of Iowa, Larchwood, IA, seeks a Historic Site Coordinator for the Blood Run National Historic Landmark in northwest Iowa.

Director of Education & Engagement
University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, Iowa City, IA, seeks a Director of Education & Engagement.

Director of Marketing and Communications
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications.

Exhibits Project Manager
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, seeks an Exhibits Project Manager.

Associate Curator of Collections
Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL, seeks an Associate Curator of Collections.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
University of Illinois - Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL, seeks a Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Archivist
U.S. Air Force, Scott AFB, IL, seeks an Archivist.

Advancement & Business Coordinator
Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, IN, seeks an Advancement & Business Coordinator.

Executive Director
Howard County Historical Society and Museum, Kokomo, IN, seeks an Executive Director.

User Experience Designer
Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, IN, seeks a User Experience Designer.

Archivist
Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A), Bloomington, IN, seeks an Archivist.

Early Childhood and Family Programs Manager 
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks an Early Childhood and Family Programs Manager.

Registrar
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks a Registrar.

Community Outreach Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks a Community Outreach Coordinator (African American History Initiative).

Technical Preservation Services Manager
Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH, seeks a Technical Preservation Services Manager.

Collections and Research Manager
Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, seeks a Collections and Research Manager.

Public Engagement Coordinator | Project/Event Coordinator
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, seeks a Public Engagement Coordinator | Project/Event Coordinator.

Digitization Specialist
Michigan Technological University, Van Pelt and Opie Library, Houghton, MI, seeks a Digitization Specialist.

INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEERS

Board Member
Edina Historical Society, Edina, MN, seeks a Board Member.

Moving Image Archival Intern
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Moving Image Archival Intern.

Undergraduate Archives Intern
Michigan History Center - Archives of Michigan, Lansing, MI, seeks an Undergraduate Archives Intern.

Graduate Archives Intern
Michigan History Center - Archives of Michigan, Lansing, MI, seeks a Graduate Archives Intern.

Annual Meeting Intern
American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN, seeks an Annual Meeting Intern.

February 26, 2020

MNHS

Sales Assistant I - History Center

LOCAL

Evaluation & Research Administrative Coordinator
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, seeks an Evaluation & Research Administrative Coordinator.

Weekend Facility Coordinator
Bell Museum - Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Weekend Facility Coordinator.

Development and Administrative Assistant
Bell Museum - Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Development and Administrative Assistant.

Communications Associate
Weisman Art Museum - Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Communications Associate.

Temporary Exhibit Fabricator
Minnesota Children's Museum - Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Temporary Exhibit Fabricator.

Museum Experience Assistant
Minnesota Children's Museum - Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Museum Experience Assistant.

Executive Director
Great River Children's Museum - St. Cloud, MN, seeks an Executive Director.

Research Services Archivist
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Metro, seeks a Research Services Archivist.

Curator, Northwest Architectural Archives
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Metro, seeks a Curator of the Northwest Architectural Archives.

REGIONAL

Social Media Specialist
Museum Hack - Remote, seeks a Social Media Specialist.

Executive Director
History Center of Washington County, West Bend, WI, seeks an Executive Director.

Director of Education & Engagement
University of Iowa - Pentacrest Museums, Iowa City, IA, seeks Director of Education & Engagement.

Collections Assistant
National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown, ND, seeks a Collections Assistant.

Executive Director
Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL, seeks an Executive Director.

Director of Interpretation
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, seeks a Director of Interpretation.

Archives and Special Collections Operations Specialist
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, seeks an Archives and Special Collections Operations, Specialist.

Historical Museum Administrator
Hamburg Township Historical Society, Hamburg, MI, seeks a Historical Museum Administrator.

Museum Technician (History)
National Archives and Records Administration, Independence, MO, seeks a Museum Technician (History).

Registrar
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks a Registrar.

Director, American Indian Relations
Ohio History Connection Columbus, OH, seeks a Director of American Indian Relations.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Senior Manager, Marketing and Membership
AASLH, Nashville, TN, seeks a Senior Manager of Marketing and Membership.

INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers
Freeborn County Historical Society is seeking Volunteers to act as tour guides for the 2020 tour season.

Experience Design Internship
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, seeks Interns to assist the design team in creating exemplary museum experiences.

Summer Internship
Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, St. Louis, MO, seeks an Intern for St. Louis, MO, for their Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project.

February 19, 2020

MNHS

Human Resources Generalist - History Center

Evaluation Specialist - History Center

Site Guide - Oliver Kelley Farm

Museum Guide - Mill City Museum

Site Guide – Historic Forestville

LOCAL

Communications Assistant
Minnesota Museum of American Art (The M), St. Paul, MN, seeks a Communications Assistant.

Library Customer Service Specialist
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Library Customer Service Specialist.

Catalogers (term)
Saint John’s University - Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Collegeville, MN, seeks an Islamic Cataloger; Armenian Cataloger; and a Syriac Christian Arabic Cataloger.

Request for Proposals
Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis, MN, seeks Request for Proposals for the digital conversion of a valuable archival collection of broadcast recordings from the 1970s and 1980s that were originally broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and currently exist in unstable formats. Deadline: March 9, 2020.

REGIONAL

Director 
Community Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA, seeks a Director

Executive Director
Grignon Mansion, City of Kaukauna, Kaukauna, WI, seeks an Executive Director.

Executive Director
Midway Village Museum - Rockford's History Museum, Rockford, IL, seeks an Executive Director.

Museum Curator & Education Manager
National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence, MO, seeks a Museum Curator & Education Manager.

Senior Traveling Exhibitions Manager, Operations
Field Museum, Chicago, IL, seeks a Senior Traveling Exhibitions Manager, Operations.

Conservation Manager
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, seeks a Conservation Manager.

Dramatic Programs Manager
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, seeks a Dramatic Programs Manager.

Archivist 
Sloan Museum, Flint, MI, seeks an Archivist

February 12, 2020

MNHS

1349 Interpreter III - Mill City Museum

1351 Guest Services Assistant II - History Center

LOCAL

Contractors
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna, MN, seeks full and part-time Contractors to undertake a large cataloging project concerning a portion of its collection.

Development Officer: Institutional Giving
RETHOS: Places Reimagined, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Development Officer of Institutional Giving.

Request for Proposal: Animator/Media Artist
Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul, MN, seeks an animator or media artist to create a video illustration for Jim Rock’s story of how Dakota values and lifeways are connected to the Water, Earth, and Cosmos.

Collections Assistant
The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Collections Assistant.

Facility Rentals Manager
Bell Museum, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Facility Rentals Manager.

Outreach Educator
The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN, seeks an Outreach Educator.

Exhibit Designer
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, MN, seeks an Exhibit Designer.

Special Events Coordinator
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester, MN, seeks a Special Events Coordinator.

REGIONAL

Grants and Development Coordinator
Shelby County Historical Museum, Harlan, IA, seeks a Grants and Development Coordinator.

Manager
Living History Farms, Urbandale, IA, seeks a Manager for Walnut Hill Town.

President and CEO
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, seeks a President and CEO.

Content & Curatorial Assistant
Farnsworth House Historic Site, Plano, IL, seeks a Content & Curatorial Assistant.

Director of Public and Family Engagement
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indianapolis, IN, seeks a Director of Public and Family Engagement.

Director of Museum Administration
Over-the-Rhine Museum, Cincinnati, OH, seeks a Director of Museum Administration. Deadline: February 23, 2020.

INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEERS

Outreach Education Intern
The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN, seeks an Outreach Education Intern.

Summer Intern
Washington County Historical Society, West Bend, WI, seeks a Summer Intern.

Native American Summer Fellowship 2020
Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Bloomington, IN, invites Native American applications for Summer Fellowships in museum studies, curation, exhibition and museum management.

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