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Posted: 06/09/2014

Minnesota Historical Society
Facilities & Risk Management

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past to light the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

Professional Opportunity
St. Paul, MN
$3660.00 MONTHLY MIN





This job is open to all applicants.


History Center


$3,660.00 monthly minimum


Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position


11L Professional


Facilities Manager, Historic Properties


June 5, 2014


June 19, 2014


Not required for this position.


DESCRIPTION:  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Project Manager to plan, organize, and manage preservation, restoration, repair, maintenance, and construction projects at state historic sites. The position manages repair and restoration (R & R) projects and supports fire & life safety, sustainability, building and grounds maintenance, risk management and security.

  1) support best practices and efficiencies in historic preservation, building and grounds maintenance, fire & life safety, sustainability, risk management and security at all state historic properties; 2) implement and manage repair & restoration (R&R) projects in the most efficient and cost effective manner to preserve historic sites; 3) collaborate with staff to ensure planning and budgeting for long-term preservation needs of state properties and collections; 4) contribute to the continued development and best practices at all state historic properties; 5) establish and promote internal communications of the Historic Sites & Museums preservation program among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.


·      Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction or related field plus five years program experience in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Construction Management, Facility Management or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.

·      Knowledge and training in construction trades, preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

·      Experience managing construction contracts valued at as little as $500 and as much as $50,000 or more.

·      Ability to work with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.

·      Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.

·      Familiarity with the National Park Services Preservation Briefs.

·      Ability to analyze, manage, and implement multiple projects.

·      Knowledge and ability to read, understand and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.

·      Knowledge and skill in verbal, written, and graphic communication sufficient to deal with a wide variety of people.

·      Knowledge and skill in using project management scheduling software such as Microsoft Project and Google Smartsheet.

·      Must have valid drivers license and be willing to travel statewide. 


·      Experience in conducting and reporting Facilities Condition Assessments (FCA), using Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment developed by the National Park Service, or other standardized state format.

·      Experience and ability using CAD or other mechanical or architectural design software.

·      Experience in regulatory review with State Historic Preservation Office(s) or the National Park Service.

·      Published work relating to historic preservation standards, practice, sustainability, or adaptive reuse.


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How to apply
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, AND resume. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below: Attn: #1136 Project Manager Minnesota Historical Society 345 Kellogg Boulevard West St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 OR Email: humanresources@mnhs.org OR Fax: 651-297-3343 Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EE0 Applications will be acknowledged - No phone calls please -
Michelle Jorges
Phone: 6512593190
Fax: 651-297-3343
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102

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