The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Reference Assistant I to serve library
researchers’ needs through retrieval, duplication and re-filing of materials in the MNHS collections. This is
a part-time, regular (884 annual hours) position located at the History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
SUMMARY OF WORK: Responsibilities include: 1) photocopy materials as requested by patrons
according to the Reference department’s policies and copyright law; 2) staff copy services window; 3)
retrieve materials from the stack or storage area for researcher use; and 4) re-file materials used so that items are made available for use.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience following alpha-numerical filing systems.
Must be able to regularly lift up to 40 pounds and occasionally 40-60 pound boxes.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and politely with researchers and customers.
Demonstrated ability to handle rare and fragile items with due care.
Demonstrated ability to learn tasks quickly, flexibility and adaptability.
Knowledge of library systems.
Customer service experience.
Experience using a cash register and processing credit card transactions.
Knowledge of copyright restrictions.
SALARY: $11.91 hourly minimum
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received or post-marked no later than January 15,
TO APPLY: Send an MNHS application, cover letter, and resume to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human
Resources Department, #1098 Reference Assistant I 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-