The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums formed in 1991 to support each other in our mission of connecting people to nearby history.
What does the Alliance do?
Minnesota's local history groups formed an alliance in 1991. Even though we serve different communities throughout the state, we share a common mission of connecting people to nearby history. Some of us have professional staff, but many of us are small, volunteer-run societies. Together, we work together to raise the quality of work in the local history field in Minnesota. The Minnesota Alliance for Local History Museums serves the approximately 500-plus local history groups throughout the state with professional training, awards for excellence, mutual assistance in times of disaster and more.
MALHM Seeks Alliance Coordinator
The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums seeks a professional Alliance Coordinator to coordinate state history conference, support membership development, provide public relations and community outreach statewide, serve as chief administrator for the Alliance, and other duties as necessary or assigned.
Operating on a partnership with the Local History Services Office of the Minnesota Historical Society, this project position through June 30, 2021, with potential for extension, is an exciting opportunity to build the capacity of more than 500 local history organizations, commissions, museums, and other partners. Working statewide, the position will strengthen and deepen relationships between history organizations and the overall history community. The position will serve as the public face of the organization and its primary contact. The position is full time ($52,000 for 2080 hours annually, with an average of 40 hrs/wk but will fluctuate seasonally with commitments such as the annual conference), with hours set in consultation with the Board to accomplish the work plan. Worksite will be negotiable with the incumbent. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three professional references (at least two from history organizations) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Coordinator Position Description
Position open until filled, with first review for applications submitted by November 11, 2019 and interviews to be conducted November 18, 2019.
Submit your session proposals for the 2020 MALHM Annual Meeting & Conference by October 25!
ItThe call for proposals has opened for the 2020 MALHM Annual Meeting & Conference to be held April 29-30, 2020, in Austin, MN!
Do you have some insight to share with peers? Have you completed a huge project and want to help others avoid some of the same challenges in their projects? Are you an expert on a topic relevant to local history organizations and are willing to share that expertise?
Then fill out a session proposal form today to present at our conference! It is located on our Annual Conference page.
Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 pm on Friday, October 25.
Submit your History Award nominations by November 1!
Do you have a great project that you're really proud of? Is there someone in the local history field who has made a impact across their region or the state? Then consider submitting a nomination for the History Awards program!
The Minnesota History Awards is meant for project nominations, while the Lifetime Achievement Award is meant to honor individuals with 25 years or more of service to local history in Minnesota.
Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. To review the guidelines and find the nomination forms, go to our History Awards page.