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The Minnesota Historical Society was founded by the territorial legislature in 1849, almost a decade before Minnesota statehood. No other U.S. territory or state created a historical society so rapidly, helping make the Minnesota Historical Society not only the largest state history organization in the nation, but the oldest cultural institution in Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and protects the objects, documents, places, and buildings that make Minnesota home. Today, MNHS boasts a collection of nearly 550,000 books, 37,000 maps, 250,000 photographs, 225,000 historical artifacts, 950,000 archaeological items, and 6,000 works of art. In addition, the MNHS Press publishes books on the history and culture of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest with the goal of advancing research, supporting education, and sharing diverse perspectives on Minnesota history.
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.