Tuesday, December 17, 2013


The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Collections Assistant to support the
acquisition, documentation, management and outreach activities of the Collections department through
research, cataloguing, digitization, and collections care. The Collections Assistant also helps extend access
to the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society by creating and editing Collection Management
System (CMS) records for presentation online. This is a full-time, project (2,088 annual hours) position
located at the History Center in St. Paul, MN working through June 30, 2015. Renewal dependent upon
available funding and program need.

SUMMARY OF WORK: Responsibilities include: 1) support the documentation and management of
items in the Society’s permanent collection; and 2) support projects and activities that advance access to the
Society’s collections.
 High school diploma plus two years experience or formalized training within a professional discipline
OR a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, American studies or a related field plus one year full
time program experience or equivalent.
 Knowledge of and experience with basic collections processing procedures.
 Experience handling museum and archival items.
 Demonstrated experience working with basic office software applications.
 Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
 Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships with other staff and organizations.
 Ability to lift and maneuver 30-40 pound boxes.
 Knowledge of and experience working on collections management with electronic records.
 General understanding of information technology applicable to www tools and networked applications.

 General knowledge of Minnesota history and historical resources.
 Knowledge of MNHS collections.
 Knowledge of MNHS Collection Management System.
SALARY: $3,000.00 monthly minimum
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received or post-marked no later than December 23,

TO APPLY: Send an MNHS application, cover letter, and resume to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human
Resources Department, #1095 Collections Assistant – Collections department position, 345 Kellogg Blvd.
W., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906. To be considered an applicant, you must submit all requested application
materials. If not complete, your application materials will not be accepted and your materials will be
returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, provide an MNHS application, cover letter and
resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background
check as a condition of employment. For an application, see our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or
call MNHS Job Line 651-259-3181. EEO

 Your application will be acknowledged
 - No phone calls please -