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🔗1811 Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • St Paul, MN
  • 55,702.40 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Reference #: 1811
  • Job Summary: This position exists to plan, organize, and manage complex preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation capital projects and bond-funded asset preservation projects from planning through design to construction at properties held and/or operated by MN
  • Job Qualifications:


    ● Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction, historic preservation, construction management, facility management or equivalent.

    ● Five years field experience in project management.

    ● Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, Reconstruction, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret and apply these standards.

    ● Familiarity with the National Park Service Preservation Briefs.

    ● Knowledge in and a familiarity with construction trades, preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

    ● Demonstrated ability to work with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.

    ● Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound judgments without supervision.

    ● Demonstrated ability to analyze, manage, and implement multiple projects.

    ● Demonstrated ability in verbal, written, and graphic communication sufficient to deal with a wide

    variety of people.

    ● Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with MNHS staff, contractors, consultants, and the general public.

    ● Knowledge in and a familiarity with historical research methods, resources, and techniques as it relates to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes, and structures.

    ● Knowledge and ability to read, understand and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.

    ● Knowledge and skill in using project management scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, Google Smartsheet, Trello, etc.

    ● Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel statewide.


    ● Graduate degree in architecture, historic preservation, or construction management with three years of experience in any of those, or a closely related field.

    ● Demonstrated ability in conducting and reporting Facilities Condition Assessments (FCA), using Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment developed by the National Park Service, or any other standardized state format.

    ● Demonstrated ability in providing work direction to interns, volunteers, and contractors.

    ● Demonstrated ability in public agency purchasing, bid processes, and contracting.

    ● Demonstrated ability in managing preservation, repair, or construction projects valued at $5,000 – $5,000,000.

    ● Understanding of and a familiarity with construction contract management.

    ● Experience in regulatory review with State Historic Preservation Office(s) or the National Park Service.

    ● Experience and ability using CAD (computer-aided design) or other mechanical or architectural design software.

    ● Knowledge and experience in preservation, restoration, and repair of historic buildings, landscapes, and structures.

    ● Published work relating to historic preservation standards, practice, sustainability, or adaptive reuse.

    ● Ability to provide and promote preservation practices and programs both professionally and to the general public.


  • How to Apply:

    Apply online at with a resume and cover letter.

  • Job benefits: generous benefits package
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Website Minnesota Historical Society

JOB TITLE: #1811 Project Manager III

LOCATION: History Center – 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

COMPENSATION: $55,702.40 annual minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,080 annual hours) position.

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 11, 2023

DEADLINE DATE: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to plan, organize, and manage complex preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation capital projects and bond-funded asset preservation projects from planning through design to construction at properties held and/or operated by MNHS throughout the State of Minnesota.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Manage capital improvement and preservation, rehabilitation, reconstruction and restoration projects in the most efficient and cost effective manner to provide appropriate care and preservation of MNHS properties; 2) Manage contracting and purchasing processes, and maintain up to date budget summaries for all assigned capital project in strict accordance with budget limits; 3) Participate in and support planning and budgeting for long-term preservation needs of state properties; 4) Contribute to the continued development and best practices of preservation at all state historic properties; and 5) Establish and promote internal communications of the MNHS historic properties preservation program among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.

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