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🔗1812 Facilities Maintenance Technician, Mill City Museum

  • Full Time
  • St Paul MN
  • $21.63 hourly minimum USD / Hour
  • October 1, 2023
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Reference #: 1812
  • Job Summary: Document, conduct, and/or oversee maintenance and repairs at Mill City Museum, includes building, equipment, hardware, mechanical and safety systems, coordinate vendors at the site, oversee site safety, preservation, and maintenance.
  • Job Qualifications:


    ● High school diploma or equivalent.

    ● Experience in facilities maintenance and repair.

    ● Ability to lift 75 pounds rarely, 50 pounds occasionally, and 30 pounds regularly.

    ● Ability to stand for extended periods of time, to walk long distances regularly, and to perform exterior duties in all Minnesota climate extremes.

    ● Ability and willingness to climb ladders and enter enclosed spaces.

    ● Ability to occasionally work 10-hour days.

    ● Ability, flexibility and willingness to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays.

    ● Ability to readily and easily commute to and from various and multiple work locations throughout the Metro Area.

    ● Valid driver’s license.


    ● Operating a wide variety of hand and power tools, including scaffolding and rigging equipment.

    ● Performing carpentry, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and security repairs.

    ● Demonstrated ability in historic and modern methods and practices of carpentry tasks.

    ● Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently, and to be self-motivated.

    ● Demonstrated ability to repair and maintain historic and modern building structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

    ● Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.

    ● Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities.

    ● Communicating, both orally and written, including giving work direction, preparing and delivering reports.

    ● Computer skills necessary to develop quality documentation.

    ● Thinking imaginatively and problem solving.

    ● Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


    ● Methods and practices of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and painting tasks.


    ● Experience repairing and maintaining historic and modern building structures, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

    ● Experience working at a museum, historic site, or comparable setting.

    ● Experience working with historic properties listed on the National Register of Historic Properties.

    ● Knowledge of historic and modern building components, related mechanical systems, construction methods, architectural and engineering principles.

    ● Knowledge of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction of Historic Properties.

  • How to Apply:

    Apply online with a cover letter and resume

  • Job benefits: MN State Employee Group Insurance Program, retirement program with employer contribution, generous vacation and sick leave time accruals with additional paid holidays.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: See full job description at
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website Minnesota Historical Society

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.

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