RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

St. Paul, Minnesota

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Development Officer: Ramsey County Historical Society
Please see the job description pdf

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Historic Interpreter: Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life

Ramsey County Historical Societyís (RCHS) Gibbs Museum,
a historic site presenting mid-19th Century pioneer and Dakota Indian culture,
seeks applicants for part-time, seasonal Historic Interpreter positions.

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Applicants must attend training Monday-Friday, April 21 - 25 from 9:00-4:00.
These are seasonal positions, not summer jobs.
Staff must be able to work a varied schedule of weekdays and weekends, May through November.

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The Role of Historic Interpreters:
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Educate school children and museum visitors by leading engaging tours of the site.          
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Perform manual tasks which demonstrate the historical lifestyle of the mid-1800s. 
-Assist with cleaning and caring for historic structures, grounds, animals and gardens.
-Receive, welcome and orient visitors to the museumís grounds, facility and history.
-Learn site-related historical materials provided by RCHS.
-Assist with day camps and weekend public programs.
-Occasionally assist with off-site activities such as school outreaches, parades, etc.
-Occasionally perform admissions, retail sales and clerical duties.
-Perform additional related work as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
-High school diploma or equivalent.
-Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
-Ability to lift 35 pounds.

 Desirable qualifications:
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Experience in teaching, museum interpretation, theatre or storytelling.                       
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Background in working with school-aged children.
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College course work in history or anthropology.
-Interest or knowledge of mid-1800s farming and domestic skills.
-Demonstrated experience or knowledge of Dakota culture and history.
-Understanding of Minnesota prairie.
- Experience working with diverse audiences.

Employment Start Date: April 2014                   
10-20 hours/week
Wage: $12.00/hour

 To Apply:
Send a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at Gibbs Museum along with a recent resume.
E-mail to terry@rchs.com or mail to Gibbs Museum, 2097 W. Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55113.
All applications must be received by March 15, 2014.
We will not respond to applications received after this date.

 

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Our Mission
"The Ramsey County Historical Society inspires current and future generations to learn from
and value their history by engaging in a diverse program of presenting, publishing and preserving." 

The place for St. Paul & Ramsey County, Minnesota history.
Ramsey County Historical Society programs include a research center, St. Paul & Ramsey County MN history magazine, 
historical exhibits, historic site attraction the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life.

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RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
323 Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102    
Phone: (651) 222-0701, Fax: (651) 223-8539

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