The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for the position of Program Specialist, Education
Outreach, to further the Society’s strategic goal of connecting MHS to K-12 students and teachers, along with
serving as a voice for the education programs and initiatives both internal and external, and communicating with a
variety of audiences about educational opportunities through MHS and professional organizations. This position
functions in two primary areas: development of high-quality, engaging curriculum; and serving the contract for
service with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). This is a full-time, project (2,088 annual hours)
position located at the History Center in St. Paul, MN working through June 30, 2015. Renewal dependent upon
available funding and program need.
SUMMARY OF WORK: Responsibilities include: 1) provide primary support for the contract for service
between the MDE and Minnesota Historical Society; 2) research and develop curricular resources that address state
standards; 3) actively represent MHS in professional organizations, advisory boards, and other forums in order to
keep the Society informed on educational best practices relating to K-12 education; 4) survey existing MHS
curriculum and museum education resources and make recommendations as to the most effective way to revitalize
and repurpose materials for classroom use; and 5) work individually and in collaboration with colleagues to
administer teacher education programs with respect to budgeting, marketing, processing registrations, order
fulfillment, and financial tracking.
Bachelor’s degree in business, education, or humanities discipline or related field plus five years experience
working in education, curriculum development, or sales to K-12 audience OR an advanced degree plus three
years program experience or equivalent.
Familiarity with the teacher and student components of current MHS curriculum, including Northern Lights.
Familiarity with standards-based education and developing materials and programs that address K-12 academic
Demonstrated ability to develop pedagogical strategies that incorporate primary sources.
Demonstrated ability to write and edit engaging copy for students and teachers.
Computer skills necessary to develop quality materials and activities.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, in particular with K-12 audience.
Knowledge of K-12 teaching practices and types of curriculum used by K-12 teachers and students.
Familiarity with educational standards and the structure of education delivery in Minnesota.
Experience in classroom teaching in upper elementary, middle, or high school levels.
General knowledge of Minnesota and United States history.
SALARY: $3,484.00 monthly minimum
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received or postmarked no later than December 12, 2013.
TO APPLY: Send an MHS application, cover letter, and resume to: Minnesota Historical Society, Human
Resources Department, #1092 Program Specialist, Education Outreach position, 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul, MN
55102-1906. To be considered an applicant, you must submit all requested application materials. If not complete,
your application materials will not be accepted and your materials will be returned. If submitting materials for
more than one position, provide an MHS application, 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. For an
application, see our website at www.mnhs.org/about/jobs or call MHS Job Line 651-259-3181. EEO