1338 Site Guide - Historic Fort Snelling
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111
SALARY: $14.42 hourly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (520 annual hours) position.
Hours average 26 per week May through August.
Inconsistent hours March, April, September and October.
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in retirement program with employer contribution.
CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service
HIRING MANAGER: Site Supervisor
POSTING DATE: January 31, 2020
DEADLINE DATE: February 14, 2020
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.
ORIENTATION: Friday, March 13, 2020 (evening)
DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to conduct various interpretive programs, provide customer service to visitors of Historic Fort Snelling and its programs, and assist in the daily operation of the Fort.
SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) conduct workshops, tours, and programs, communicating historical information using multiple interpretive techniques (55%); 2) receive, welcome and orient visitors to the historic site or station, from assigned work area (20%); 3) study assigned or site-relevant historical materials to enhance the delivery of site’s interpretive program (15%); and 4) assist in the maintenance and protection of the historic site grounds, facility and collections (10%).
● Background studies in or strong interest in any of the following: Public History &/or Anthropology, Native American History/ Socio-cultural, African American History/ Socio-cultural, Japanese American History/ Socio-cultural, Skilled Labor History/ Socio-cultural, Tech. & Skills.
● Strong oral communication skills, ability to listen and be responsive to questions and comments.
● Demonstrated reliability and ability to provide consistent, quality customer service.
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute positively in a team environment.
● Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse public in a friendly and open manner, while conveying information or teaching.
● Willingness to complete Health Safety training.
● Required to lift and carry and objects weighing up to 25 pounds; partner lift with anything more than 25 pounds; team lift with anything 50 pounds or more.
● Ability to and for extended periods of time and walk up to 5 miles a day in heat, cold, rain, and snow.
● Flexibility to work a varied schedule of weekdays and weekends from May through August.
● High school diploma or GED or equivalent.
● Education background in any of the following: Public History &/or Anthropology, Native American History/ Socio-cultural, African American History/ Socio-cultural, Japanese American History/ Socio-cultural, Skilled Labor History/ Socio-cultural, Tech. & Skills.
● Experience in K-12 education.
● Experience providing supervision or general management.
● Knowledge of basic clothing, tool, or cookware maintenance
● Knowledge of or skills in historic food preparation.
● Knowledge of historic children’s games.
● Experience in basic program research, development, and writing.
At MNHS, we don’t 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.