Collections Preparation Associate – Wisconsin Historical Society

Position Overview:
Flexible schedule at 20 total hours per week at $11.00 per hour, with hours available between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Position will be part of a team that is preparing the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum’s artifact collections for a move to an offsite storage facility. Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Packing and inventorying artifacts: Assist with the packing and boxing of selected artifact collections. Reorganize existing shelving to accommodate boxed objects. Update locations in database as necessary.
Processing: Assist with the processing of new acquisitions and items found during reinventory so that they are properly documented for packing and moving. This may include numbering and imaging artifacts as necessary.
Catalog data entry: Update database with catalog information from physical files and cards. Reconcile discrepancies in object descriptions, histories, and identification numbers.

Candidates should be extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, and have neat handwriting. A good sense of humor and interest in history are a plus!

How to Apply
Please apply by emailing a resume to Scott Roller, Collections Manager, at . Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2014.

Reference Assistant – Minnesota Historical Society

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Reference Assistant I to serve library researchers’ needs through retrieval, duplication and re-filing of materials in the MNHS collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) photocopy materials as requested by patrons according to the Reference department’s policies and copyright law; 2) staff copy services window; 3) retrieve materials from the stack or storage area for researcher use; and 4) re-file materials used so that items are made available for use.

Site Supervisor – Alexander Ramsey House – Minnesota Historical Society

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Site Supervisor to coordinate the daily operations of the Ramsey House; provide supervision for assigned museum interpretive staff, sales assistants; and coordinate the volunteer and resale schedules.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide overall direction for hiring, training, supervision, and motivation for assigned staff, interns, and volunteers, and ensure overall compliance with MNHS policies and procedures; 2) coordinate daily operations at the Ramsey House; 3) assist with the training of guides in interpretive techniques, including third person guided, first person living history, and school programs for various ages/learning levels, in coordination with the Site Manager I, Ramsey House; 4) coordinate volunteer program; 5) ensure site security and visitor safety in daily historic site operations; and 6) serve as liaison between all MNHS departments that work at the site.

Park-Time Exhibits Manager – Octagon Center for Arts – Ames, IA

Start Date: May 27, 2014 or ASAP
DEADLINE: Please submit your resume and cover letter electronically via email to by May 12, 2014
Part-time, Hourly Pay (average 20 hours/week)
*10-20 hrs/week non-installation periods; approximately 30 hrs/week during installations
The Octagon Center for the Arts is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of exhibits
manager of the Octagon Center galleries. The ideal candidate will oversee the installation of periodic exhibits
in three galleries and will effectively present exhibitions and public educational programs to promote interest, appreciation and understanding of the arts.

Archaeologist – Sanford Museum – Cherokee, IA

The Sanford Museum & Planetarium, an AAM accredited museum, has an opening for an Archaeologist position. The museum archeologist works with archaeological collections, works with teachers, students and the general public to implement programs that relate to our collections. Due to the size and nature of the museum, the position will also assist in general duties.

Visitor Services Assistant – Minnesota Historical Society

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Visitor Services Assistant I to perform a variety of service duties in the Mill City Museum ticketing/admissions, retail store and visitor information areas.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) sell merchandise in the museum store, 2) sell admissions to the museum, and provide visitor information both in person and on the telephone; and 3) assist with school programs.