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🔗1867 Collections Processing & Cataloging Manager

  • Full Time
  • St Paul, MN
  • Minimum 65040.00 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Reference #: 1867
  • Job Summary: This position provides management, leadership, and vision across all functions of the Collections Processing & Cataloging Unit. The unit is responsible for processing and cataloging the MNHS collections including art, books, newspapers, manuscripts,
  • Job Qualifications:


    ● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

    ● Eight years managing museum operations, business administration, or related management experience, including supervising staff.

    ● Ability to work a flexible schedule when needed, including evenings and weekends and being on-call.

    ● Ability to work in an environment where the air quality may contain dust, mold or other airborne particles.

    ● Required to lift and carry files and objects up to 20 pounds independently.

    ● Valid driver’s license.

    ● Ability and willingness to travel.


    ● Supervise staff, writing work plans and actively managing employee’s performance to ensure success towards organizational goals.

    ● Creating, fostering, and leading a collaborative team environment that values individuals’ diversity of expertise, experience, and perspective while working towards common goals.

    ● Planning, organizing and managing complex budgets and multi-faceted projects/programs within a large institution.

    ● Experience in managing large, multiple, complex projects through periods of growth, reduction, and change.

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

    ● Demonstrated innovative and entrepreneurial leadership or programmatic.

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

    ● Creating work plans and setting objectives, and prioritizing to meet evolving department and institutional goals.

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

    ● Communication, both orally and written, including preparing and delivering reports and presentations.

    ● Creating positive partnerships and relationships within an organization and with external partners.

    ● Gathering data, analyzing, and organizing information into action plans.

    ● Computer skills, specifically Google applications.


    ● Knowledge of and ability in historical interpretation methodology and techniques sufficient to develop and implement interpretive programs.

    ● Project management principles.

    ● Minnesota History and MNHS programming.


    ● Project management experience.

    ● Experience with fundraising and grant writing.

    ● Knowledge of preservation, maintenance, and security methods for historic structures, grounds, and cultural landscapes.

  • How 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.

  • Job benefits: Excellent State of MN benefits
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102 / USA

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.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Manage and coordinate site programs, special events, and rental operations so that institutional and division goals and objectives are fulfilled in accordance with institutional and professional standards; 2) Provide supervision, support and guidance to assigned staff as well as oversight of the day-to-day operations of the department; 3) Lead the site’s develop and implementation of public education programs so that the visiting public is educated and engaged in the learning process and current scholarship is maintained; 4) Oversee and coordinate the preservation and maintenance of all site structures and grounds to maintain structural integrity and to ensure maximum visitor and staff safety; 5) Secure, budget, disburse and monitor state and non-state fiscal resources so that the site operates effectively, efficiently and according to MNHS policies and procedures; 6) Serve as a key coordinator, collaborator, and liaison between the History Center’s museum, library, and institutional headquarters functions; and 7) Champion the site through marketing and community engagement.