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1312 Project Manager (History Center)

  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • 12/15/19
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55102
  • $3,961.00 monthly minimum / Monthly
  • Full-Time
LOCATION: Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $3,961.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, temporary (2,088 annual hours) position through December 31, 2020.

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

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Facilities & Risk Management

POSTING DATE: November 5, 2019

DEADLINE DATE: November 30, 2019

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

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to plan, organize, and manage major capital projects and bond-funded asset preservation projects from programming through design to construction at properties held and/or operated by MNHS throughout the State of Minnesota.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) manage capital improvement and preservation, rehabilitation, reconstruction and restoration projects in the most efficient and cost effective manner to provide appropriate care and preservation of MNHS properties; 2) participate in and support planning and budgeting for long-term preservation needs of state properties; 3) contribute to the continued development and best practices of preservation at all state historic properties; and 4) establish and promote internal communications of the MNHS historic properties preservation program among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.

Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction, historic preservation, construction management, facility management or equivalent plus five years field experience in project management OR an advanced degree plus three years field experience in project management or equivalent.
Demonstrated ability to work with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound judgments without supervision.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, manage, and implement multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability in verbal, written, and graphic communication sufficient to deal with a wide variety of people.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with MNHS staff, contractors, consultants, and the general public.
Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, Reconstruction, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.
Familiarity with the National Park Service Preservation Briefs.
Knowledge in and a familiarity with construction trades, preservation and restoration of historic buildings.
Knowledge in and a familiarity with historical research methods, resources, and techniques as it relates to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes, and structures.
Knowledge and ability to read, understand and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.

Knowledge and skill in using project management scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, Google Smartsheet, Trello, etc.
Understanding of and a familiarity with construction contract management.
Valid driver's license and willingness to travel statewide.

Graduate degree in architecture, historic preservation, or construction management with three years of experience in any of those, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated ability in conducting and reporting Facilities Condition Assessments (FCA), using Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment developed by the National Park Service, or any other standardized state format.
Demonstrated ability in providing work direction to interns, volunteers, and contractors.
Demonstrated ability in public agency purchasing, bid processes, and contracting.
Demonstrated ability in managing preservation, repair, or construction projects valued at $5,000 - $5,000,000.
Experience in regulatory review with State Historic Preservation Office(s) or the National Park Service.
Experience and ability using CAD (computer-aided design) or other mechanical or architectural design software.
Knowledge and experience in preservation, restoration, and repair of historic buildings, landscapes, and structures.
Published work relating to historic preservation standards, practice, sustainability, or adaptive reuse.
Ability to provide and promote preservation practices and programs both professionally and to the general public.

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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