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31 Aug 2023

Full-Time 1812 Facilities Maintenance Technician, Mill City Museum

jorgesma – Posted by jorgesma Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: #1812 Facilities Maintenance Technician, Mill City Museum

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

COMPENSATION: $21.63 hourly minimum 

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,080 annual hours) position. Must be able to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays, as well as be part of an “on call” rotation. 

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: Bargaining Unit AFSCME Local 3173 

POSTING DATE: August 17, 2023 

DEADLINE DATE: Open until filled 

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. 

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to document, conduct, and/or oversee maintenance and repairs at Mill City Museum, including the building, equipment, hardware, mechanical, and safety systems in conjunction with the third-party Building Management Company hired by the Mill City Owner’s Association. 

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Assesses, coordinates, documents, monitors, performs, and tracks the Mill City Museum (MCM) structures preservation issues; 2) Perform and manage event tasks; 3) Coordinate vendors or other MNHS staff charged with working at the site; 4) Oversee site safety, preservation, and monitoring issues; 5) Coordinate, schedule, and perform routine maintenance and repair of site tools and modern equipment so all are in proper and safe working order; and 6) Maintain and repair museum furnishings and program-related equipment and hardware. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Experience in facilities maintenance and repair. 
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds rarely, 50 pounds occasionally, and 30 pounds regularly.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, to walk long distances regularly, and to perform exterior duties in all Minnesota climate extremes. 
  • Ability and willingness to climb ladders and enter enclosed spaces. 
  • Ability to occasionally work 10-hour days. 
  • Ability, flexibility and willingness to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to readily and easily commute to and from various and multiple work locations throughout the Metro Area.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Operating a wide variety of hand and power tools, including scaffolding and rigging equipment.
  • Performing carpentry, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and security repairs.
  • Demonstrated ability in historic and modern methods and practices of carpentry tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently, and to be self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to repair and maintain historic and modern building structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. 
  • Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment. 
  • Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities. 
  • Communicating, both orally and written, including giving work direction, preparing and delivering reports. 
  • Computer skills necessary to develop quality documentation. 
  • Thinking imaginatively and problem solving. 
  • Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 


  • Methods and practices of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and painting tasks. 


  • Experience repairing and maintaining historic and modern building structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. 
  • Experience working at a museum, historic site, or comparable setting. 
  • Experience working with historic properties listed on the National Register of Historic Properties.
  • Knowledge of historic and modern building components, related mechanical systems, construction methods, architectural and engineering principles. 
  • Knowledge of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction of Historic Properties. 

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

Apply online at www.mnhs.org/jobs with a cover letter and a resume.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #museum #maintenance #preservation. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 60 days.

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