Company Name:Minnesota Historical Society

Internship Available:Program Associate Internship

Distance from St. Cloud:61 - 100 Miles from St. Cloud State University


Responsibilities:The Minnesota Historical Society seeks applicants for a Program Associate to administer the Society’s internship program and to build relationships with underrepresented communities that will foster the diversification of the Society’s intern programs. This is a full-time, project position (2,088 annual hours) located at the History Center in St. Paul, MN Renewal dependent upon available funding and program need. Summary of Work: Responsibilities include: 1) coordinates and maintains a Society wide internship program; 2) builds relationships that support intern placements with members of diverse communities; 3)develops a mentorship program and cohort activities that enrich the internship placements; and 4) helps administer the Teen Advisory Council. Minimum Qualifications: • B.A. in museum studies, history, education, volunteer management or related field plus three years related program experience OR an advanced degree plus two years program experience or equivalent. • At least two years related program experience with high school or college students or working with staff that works with volunteers and/or interns. • One year experience working with diverse communities. • Strong knowledge of basic principles and practices of volunteer and personnel management as related to screening, recruitment, selection, placement, training, supervision and motivation, evaluation and recordkeeping of staff, volunteers and/or interns. • Ability to write clearly and accurately. • Strong computer knowledge sufficient to operate Microsoft Office software i.e. Word, Outlook, and Excel. • Ability to learn new software independently. • Ability to learn and apply Volgistics. • Strong organizational skills. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Desirable Qualifications: • At least three years experience administering a volunteer program with 50+ regular volunteers or an internship program placing 25+ interns. • Experience developing an internship or volunteer program. • Experience placing volunteers and/or interns from diverse communities in successful placements. • One year experience using Volworks or Volgistics or a related volunteer database program. • Ability to foster cooperation among a variety of people when working toward an institutional goal. • Ability to coach staff to resolve conflict within the volunteer/intern program areas. • Experience conducting effective educational programs or training to high school and/or college students. • Experience working within a museum or cultural organization managing intern or volunteer programs. • General understanding of the Society and its programs and enthusiasm for its mission. • Experience working with social networking media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the web. Salary: $3,150.00 monthly minimum.

Apply to:Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Application Information:To Apply: Send an MHS application, cover letter, and resume to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human Resources Department, Program Associate, Internship Program position, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102. To be considered an applicant, you must submit all requested materials. If not complete, your application materials will not be accepted and your materials will be returned. For an application, see our website at or call MHS Job Line 651-259-3181. EEO

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