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Recent Job Postings

November 7, 2018

Architectural Historian

Hess Roise and Company-Historical Consultants, Minneapolis MN, seeks an Architectural Historian. Deadline: November 28, 2018.
Executive Director
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps, Duluth MN, seeks an Executive Director. Deadline: November 25, 2018.
Exhibit Developer
Split Rock Studios, Arden Hills MN, seeks an Exhibit Developer.
Exhibit Designer
Split Rock Studios, Arden Hills MN, seeks an Exhibit Designer.
Administrative Coordinator
The Dakota County Community Development Agency, Eagan MN, seeks an Administrative Coordinator, who will in part serve as the Agency Records Retention Coordinator.
Media Developer
The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, seeks a Media Developer.


The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville CO, seeks a Curator. Deadline: November 9, 2018.
Senior Exhibits Program Manager
The Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee WI, seeks a Senior Exhibits Program Manager.
Public History Project Director
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI, seeks a Public History Project Director.

Archivist and Director
Know History Inc., Ottawa ON, seeks a Digital Archivist and Research Director. Deadline: November 19, 2018.

Spring 2019 Costume Design and Props Intern
The Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, is offering a Spring 2019 internship in Costume Design and Props. Deadline: December 2, 2018.

October 31, 2018


The Department of Interior-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington MN, seeks an Archeologist. Deadline: November 5, 2018.
Communications Associate
The Bell Museum, Falcon Heights MN, seeks a Communications Associate. Deadline: November 7, 2018.
Director of Museum Operations
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, seeks a Director of Museum Operations. Deadline: November 9, 2018.
Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis MN, seeks a Director. Deadline: November 15, 2018.
Seasonal Cultural Heritage Interpreter (and Other Seasonal Jobs)
Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth MN, is seeking a number of positions including Seasonal Cultural Heritage Interpreter and other seasonal positions.

Executive Director

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum, Detroit MI, seeks an Executive Director. Deadline: November 26, 2018.
Head of Exhibitions
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis MO, seeks a Head of Exhibitions.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn IN, seeks a Curator.


Ross Farm Museum, New Ross NS, seeks a Director. Deadline: November 12, 2018.
Assistant Director (Education)
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C., seeks an Assistant Director (Education). Deadline: November 21, 2018.

MNHS Internships for Spring 2019 are now open. Deadline: November 15, 2018. Learn more »

October 24, 2018

Project Assistant

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN, seeks a Project Assistant, Friends of the Institute. Deadline: November 2, 2018.
Oral Historian
UMN, Tretter Collection in LGBT Studies, Minneapolis MN, seeks an Oral Historian.
Visitor Experience Team Lead
The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, seeks a Visitor Experience Team Lead.

Education Manager
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis IN, seeks an Education Manager.
Administrative Manager
The Glessner House, Chicago IL, seeks an Administrative Manager.

Two Manager Positions
MICRO, Brooklyn NY, has openings for Development and Programs Manager and Operations and Project Manager.
Executive Director
The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, seeks an Executive Director.
Curator of Public Programs
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery AL, seeks a Curator of Public Programs.
Consultants with Section 106 for FEMA PA Program
National Disaster Recovery Technical Assistance Consultants, Inc. seeks a variety of Archaeologist Consultants and Historical Preservation Consultants at a variety of locations.

October 17, 2018

Director of Marketing

The Schubert Club Museum, St. Paul MN, seeks a Director of Marketing. Deadline: October 28, 2018.
Adult Education Associate
The Textile Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks an Adult Education Associate.

Communications Associate

The African American Museum of Iowa, Cedar Rapids IA, seeks a Communications Associate.
Museum Educator
The Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove IL, seeks a Museum Educator.
Education and Program Coordinator
The Age of Steam Roundhouse, Sugarcreek OH, seeks an Education and Program Coordinator.
Variety of Open Positions
The Ohio History Connection, Columbus OH, seeks a number of positions including Regional Coordinator, Assistant Registrar, and Collections Management Specialist I. Click 'Search for Jobs' to bring up all openings here: job website.

Exhibit Designer I

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver CO, seeks an Exhibit Designer. Deadline: October 28, 2018.
Research Curator
Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough UK, seeks a Research Curator.
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
The Museum Association of New York, Troy NY, seeks a Marketing and Social Media Coordinator. Deadline: November 2, 2018.

The Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, is offering a number of Spring 2019 internships

October 10, 2018

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Carlton College, Northfield MN , seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian Liaison for Sciences.
Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian
Carlton College, Northfield MN , seeks a Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian.

Executive Director

Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta OH, Executive Director. Deadline: October 29, 2018.
Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning
Iowa State University, Ames IA, seeks an Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning. Deadline: October 29, 2018.
Program Outreach Coordinator
Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc., Branson MO, seeks a Program Outreach Coordinator. Deadline: October 29, 2018.
Executive Director
The National Music Museum, Vermillion SD, seeks an Executive Director. Deadline: October 31, 2018.
Historic Site Specialist
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Powell WY, seeks a Historic Site Specialist to interpret WWII Japanese internment. Deadline: October 31, 2018.
Manager of Community Engagement
Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, seeks a Manager of Community Engagement.

Digitization Project Manager/Darkroom Technician/Photographer
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale AR, seeks a Digitization Project Manager/Darkroom Technician/Photographer.
Senior Curator
The Museum of Flight, Seattle WA, seeks a Senior Curator.

Oral History Volunteers
Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, is looking for volunteers for their Oral History Program. Training for volunteers will take place October 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Depot. For more information about the Program, please contact Pippi at: or 218-733-7507. To RSVP for training, please contact Julie Bolos at: 218-733-7586.

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