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🔗1890 Program Supervisor, History Day

  • Full Time
  • St Paul, MN
  • 52,720 USD / Year
  • Job Reference #: 1890
  • Job Summary: Provide direct supervision for program staff and coordinate daily operations as well as lead the Regional contest system and assist with fulfilling History Day program goals. Develop and coordinate the Regional contest system.
  • Job Qualifications:


    ● Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or humanities discipline or related field.

    Six years experience working in historical research, education, program delivery, or program development or curriculum development or related experience.

    ● Knowledge of history research methodology and data gathering techniques, including ability to conduct original research in primary source collections, synthesize research, and communicate findings.

    ● Effective communication skills, including ability to write clearly and concisely and effective oral communication with individuals and groups.

    ● Previous experience working with external partners, including higher education, community groups or organizations, to deliver programs and/or services to the public.

    ● Demonstrated ability to lead project teams and to work both collaboratively and independently to complete projects.

    ● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals.

    ● Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.

    ● Demonstrated ability to multitask, work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities.

    ● Computer skills necessary to develop quality project and program documentation.

    ● Ability to recognize and respect confidential information.

    ● Ability to administer and monitor program budgets.

    ● Strong computer skills and technical proficiency.

    ● Ability to perform moderate physical labor.

    ● Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

    ● Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends for scheduled events.

    ● Valid driver’s license.

    ● Ability to travel throughout the state and nationwide.


    ● Previous experience supervising staff or having ongoing direction of volunteers or interns, including mentoring, performance management, hiring, and scheduling.

    ● Previous experience planning large-scale events

    ● Three years of successful supervisory experience.

    ● Familiarity with Minnesota Historical Society interpretive programs, including K-12 programs and/or exhibits.

    ● Previous experience creating training materials and/or conducting trainings.

    ● General knowledge of Minnesota and United States history.

  • How to Apply:

    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: Generous State of MN benefits
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: St Paul, MN 55102

Website Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota's past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and tomorrow because history matters! 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.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to provide direct supervision for program staff and coordinate daily operations as well as lead the Regional contest system and assist with fulfilling History Day program goals. The Program Supervisor will develop and coordinate the Regional contest system, which includes partnerships with colleges and universities, historical organizations, libraries and archives that improve and expand student and teacher services for the statewide History Day program in Minnesota. The Program Supervisor will also lead development and delivery of educational programs for students in grades 6-12, develop and deliver professional development programs for teachers, coordinate collaborations with other MNHS departments and historic sites to serve History Day participants, and design and develop teaching materials as needed for these programs.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Manage the statewide regional contest system to ensure that contest delivery is successful, consistent, and creating an authentic experience for our audience; 2) Working with internal and external partners, create and implement plans for delivery of new curricular resources and programs; 3) Plan and lead the research and development of engaging curricular resources and programs for K-16 teachers and students; and 4) Provide overall direction for the hiring, training, supervision, and motivation of assigned staff, interns, and volunteers and ensure overall compliance with MNHS policies and procedures.