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1341 Site Guide, Military Program - Historic Fort Snelling

JOB TITLE:                #1341 Site Guide, Military Program – 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.
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 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 military 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 (45%); 2) work in areas of program that require special skills and/or training (10%); 3) receive, welcome and orient visitors to the historic site or station, from assigned work area (20%); 4) study assigned or site-relevant historical materials to enhance the delivery of site’s interpretive program (15%); and 5) 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: Military History/ Socio-cultural, Tech. & Skills/ Public History &/or Anthropology, Native American History/ Socio-cultural, African American History/ Socio-cultural, Japanese American History/ Socio-cultural.
●    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 Firearms Safety Certification.
●   Required to lift and carry files and objects weighing up to 50 pounds; partner lift with anything more than 50 pounds; team lift with anything 100 pounds or more.
●   Required to have 20/20 vision (corrective lenses ok), healthy depth perception and peripheral vision to determine safe firing range.
●   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.
●   Willingness to participate in costumed interpretive programming. Gender, race, ethnicity, and age do not affect what areas an interpreter can work in.
●    Knowledge of military material culture.
●    Knowledge of firearms technology and/or flint to gas operation.
●   Experience in K-12 education.
●   Knowledge of historic children’s games.
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 or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.