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15 Jun 2023

Full-Time 1797 Program Supervisor, Mill City Museum

jorgesma – Posted by jorgesma Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: #1797 Program Supervisor, Mill City Museum 

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

SALARY: $52,720 annual minimum 

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,080 annual hours) position. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays. 

DESIGNATION: Supervisory 

POSTING DATE: June 14, 2023 

DEADLINE DATE: June 28, 2023 

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. 

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held on June 28, 2023; June 29, 2023; and July 11, 2023.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to provide direct supervision for site interpretive staff and volunteers, develop site programming, coordinate the daily operations, and participate in community outreach. 

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Provide direct supervision of program staff and support for interpretive program delivery; 2) Support daily administrative operations of the Museum; 3) Develop and implement interpretive programs, in various formats, that engage audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, interests and learning styles, including research, format selection, scheduling, budgeting, publicity, delivery and evaluation; 4) Serve as a liaison between all MNHS departments and external vendors that work in the Museum; 5) Assist Site Manager with the development of annual and long-range planning; and 6) Represent the Mill City Museum Museum in the absence of or in lieu of the Site Manager. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Three years experience working in education, program delivery, or program development or curriculum development, or equivalent. 
  • Experience creating, evaluating, and updating education curriculum and programming.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical labor in order to keep the museum clean and safe.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time to perform programming responsibilities.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. 
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Supervising staff, including mentoring, performance management, hiring, and scheduling.
  • Training staff on customer service and communicating program information.
  • Delivering educational program content to diverse audiences. 
  • Synthesizing research findings into coherent themes and narratives. 
  • Thinking imaginatively and problem solving. 
  • Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities. 
  • Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a demonstrated results orientation. 
  • Communicating clearly and accurately both orally and in writing. 
  • Recognizing and respecting confidential information. 
  • Administering and monitoring program budgets. 
  • Computer skills and technical proficiency. 


  • History research methodology and data gathering techniques, including ability to conduct original research in primary source collections. 
  • Minnesota history and culture. 
  • MNHS programs. 
  • Microsoft Word and Google suite applications. 


  • Knowledge of general American history and, specifically, Minnesota history. 

Should you have questions with the application process, email hu************@mn**.org

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 museum, 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.

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How 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.   

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: history, interpretive staff, museum, Supervisor, and Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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