🔗1830 Director, MNHS Press
Website Minnesota Historical Society
We're part of Minnesota's rich history. Since 1849, we've grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious historical societies in the country. We play an important role in our state's historic preservation, education, and tourism, and provide the public with award-winning programs, exhibitions, and events. The Minnesota Historical Society is a private nonprofit committed to preserving the state's past, sharing our state's stories, and connecting people with history through exhibits, libraries and collections, 26 historic sites and museums, publishing, grants, and more.
DESCRIPTION: This position exists to provide high-level leadership, conscientious stewardship, and professional management to the operations, administration, and programming areas of the MNHS Press.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press produces print and digital books, the journal Minnesota History, and the digital encyclopedia, MNopedia. The Director, of MNHS Press, leads the books, journal, and encyclopedia program; oversees the editorial, design, production, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing/sales components of the publishing programs; is responsible for the financial strength of the Press; and is charged with aligning the Press’s publications with the MNHS mission and the appropriate audiences through both traditional and non-traditional means.
SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Lead the strategic direction for the Minnesota Historical Society Press, producing print and digital products that meet the highest publishing standards and are aligned with MNHS strategic objectives; 2) Manage and guide the specific program areas of MNHS Press; 3) Oversee all business functions of the Press, including contracts, profit and loss statements, budget allocation, and ongoing cost/benefit analysis to ensure the health, success, and sustainability of the publishing programs; 4) Participate in institutional leadership and planning to ensure program management and operations are aligned with MNHS objectives and cultural values; 5) Represent MNHS to constituent groups and peers while building community to support historic sites and museums; and 6) Provide overall direction for hiring, training, supervision, and motivation for MNHS Press staff, interns, and volunteers and ensure compliance with MNHS policies and procedures.