The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums will be honoring seven local history projects with a Minnesota History Award and nine individuals with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Meeting and Conference on April 25. The event will be held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Red Wing. This is the ninth award year. Award recipients’ completed projects or achieved the criteria for lifetime achievement in 2018. “The Alliance is proud to honor this year’s award winners,” stated History Awards Committee Chair Adam Smith, an archives technician with Minnesota State University, Mankato Library Services. “Each project symbolizes the great work being done by local history organizations across the state and each individual’s commitment to serving the local history community.”
The 2019 list of award winners is the largest group in the program’s history. “We are proud to honor so many great people and organizations for their efforts to preserve history in Minnesota,” says Alliance Coordinator Dustin Heckman. Over nine years, the Alliance has honored over 40 organizations with a Minnesota History Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award, started in 2016, has honored over 20 individuals during that time. A complete list of previous award winners is located on the Alliance website.
Award recipients for the 2019 Minnesota History Awards include
Award recipients for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award include
The Carver County Historical Society seeks a Curator of Collections to support its mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Carver County. The Curator of Collections is the primary staff member responsible for the Historical Society's collections. A full job description may be found here.
This position is open until filled with the first review of applicants beginning in late October. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience. Salary for this position will be in the range of $35,000 to $39,000 with full paid benefits (medical, dental, and vision) and the opportunity to participate in the PERA retirement program. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to provide strategic leadership in the professional administration and management of Historic Forestville. The Site Manager I, Historic Forestville (HF) shall develop and implement long range and annual work plans; provide fiscal, business and facility operations management; oversee the delivery of public and schools program operations; direct the hiring, training, supervision, and motivation of site staff, interns, and volunteers; demonstrate entrepreneurial initiatives in programming and business management; manage the site’s public relations and outreach community development efforts.
To apply, visit the MNHS jobs site. Salary for this position is a monthly minimum of $4,135. The application deadline is September 20, 2018.
The Dakota County Historical Society is seeking a Site Supervisor for the Sibley Historic Site in Mendota. This part-time position includes variable hours, which are seasonal in nature. Compensation will be between $10 to $15 per hour.
To learn more, check out the job description. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by 5 pm on September 14, 2018. They can be emailed with the Subject Line "Site Supervisor" to this address or sent via postal mail to:
Dakota County Historical Society
130 3rd Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075