Ramsey County Historical Society & Gibbs Farm

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Position Posting – Development Officer

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) is hiring a Development Officer to join its senior management team in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Development Officer will have primary responsibility for institutional support/grants, annual fund, and development operations. They will also support major gift cultivation and solicitation by the President and the Board of Directors. Success in this role will lead to further growth at RCHS and additional opportunities for the Development Officer.

This is a salaried, exempt position with a hiring annual salary range of $46,000 to $58,000, depending on experience. RCHS offers high-quality health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a retirement plan with matching employer contributions after one-year of service; paid vacation; sick/safety leave; and a flexible work environment.

Successful candidates will be passionate about education and preserving the stories of people and our community. They will be self-directed and work well across teams. They will be excellent writers and great ambassadors for RCHS with its stakeholders.  They will understand that RCHS respects multiple perspectives regarding historic events and works every day to be inclusive and a good servant to the needs of the communities it serves. They will have an eye for detail and be well organized.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will have the talent and desire to grow with RCHS.

PDF of Development Officer Job Description

Volunteer Opportunities

Gibbs Farm Group Volunteer Opportunities

Gibbs Farm has a variety of projects for corporate groups, scout troops, students or clubs. Group volunteer projects are active and outdoor, options may include painting, gardening and light landscaping. These projects are designed to take two hours and are usually appropriate for groups of 7-25. Week day projects are available during June-August, during May, September and October we can schedule weekend group projects. Please contact clare@rchs.com for more information.

Volunteer Tour Guides

Ramsey County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to lead tours at two locations in Downtown St Paul. RCHS facilitates public and private tours of the Ramsey County Courthouse/City Hall and St Paul Union Depot. Tour guides receive training and materials needed to help visitors explore the history, art and architecture of these beautiful public buildings.

The ideal tour guide has a love of history and is excited to share it with a diverse audience of locals and visitors. Excellent verbal communication is a must! Experience giving tours or working with the public in an educational capacity is preferred, but not required.

Courthouse tours are Mondays at 12:15 and Union Depot tours take place every other Tuesday at 11:00. Tour guides must be available to give one or two public tours per month, and generally have availability to lead occasional private tours during the week.

For complete position descriptions, see:
Volunteer Position: Courthouse Tours
Volunteer Position: Union Depot Tours

Interested? Please contact Robyn Priestley at Courthousetours@rchs.com with any questions, or send a brief email that describes your interest and relevant experience.