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20 Dec 2023

Part-Time 1841 Historic Site Guide, Snake River Fur Post

jorgesma – Posted by jorgesma Pine City, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Historic Site Guide, Snake River Fur Post 

LOCATION: Snake River Fur Post, Box 51, Pine City, MN55063 

COMPENSATION: $18.54 hourly minimum 

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (approximately 312 annual hours) position. This position requires flexibility, and the ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, and holidays. Hours may vary according to seasonal site needs. 

BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in a retirement program with employer contribution. Vacation and sick time accruals. 

DESIGNATION: Bargaining Unit AFSCME Local 3173 

POSTING DATE: December 18, 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 educate, entertain, and inspire visitors to the Snake River Fur Post historic sites and museums. The Interpreter I will present various programs that serve diverse audiences using a variety of interpretive and performance techniques, provide excellent customer service to visitors, and assists in the daily operations of the historic site program

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Conducts various interpretive programs that serve a diverse historic site audience; 2) Provide high quality customer service at the reception desk; 3) Assists in the daily operations of the historic site or museum program; and 4) Study and master site-related historical materials and interpretive methods. 


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse public in an enthusiastic, friendly and open manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consistent, quality customer service. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with the public and be responsive to inquiries and comments. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse audience of varying cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a working knowledge of site programs and educational content.
  • Ability to master a wide variety of interpretive techniques. 
  • Flexibility to adjust to schedule changes and assignments. 
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time while giving tours and selling tickets or merchandise.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to move furniture or merchandise and perform light cleaning duties. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge of Minnesota, fur trade and Ojibwe history and cultural diversity of the state.
  • Experience working with children and/or adults in an educational environment.
  • Acting, storytelling or musical performance abilities that can be used in interpretive programs. 

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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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Education, frontline, historic site, Interpretation, theatre, and  customer service. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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