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1294 Interpreter I, Mill City Museum

  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • 08/08/19
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 55401
  • $14.42 / Hourly
  • Part-Time
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd St., Mpls, MN 55401

SALARY: $14.42 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (1,040 annual hours) position.

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in State Employee Group Insurance Program & Retirement program with employer contribution.


HIRING MANAGER: Museum Supervisor

POSTING DATE: August 8, 2019

DEADLINE DATE: August 22, 2019

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Societys career center at and include a resume, cover letter, and availability form by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to engage, educate, and entertain visitors to Mill City Museum and present lessons to school groups using a variety of interpretive and performance techniques to communicate historical information. This position also provides general information about Mill City Museum, MNHS and surrounding area to visitors, school groups and attendees of special events and public programs.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) learn and deliver content using a variety of interpretive techniques to engage and educate visitors to Mill City Museum; 2) learn and deliver basic school and youth programs; 3) study and master program related historical material; and 4) perform cleaning, maintenance, safety, security, and other tasks in support of ongoing operations.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Good oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse public in an enthusiastic, friendly and open manner.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
Flexibility to work a varied schedule of weekdays, weekends, and evening hours.
Ability to adapt program presentations and lessons to best suit the needs of visitors based on situations that arise including late arrivals, special visitor needs, teacher inquiries, and visitor inquiries.

Experience working with children in an educational environment
Experience in museum or site interpretation, theater or storytelling
Familiarity with issues of cultural diversity
Familiarity with U.S. history

At MNHS, we dont 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 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. Should you have questions with the application process, email or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.

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