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OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River, MN 55330
SALARY: $4,618.00 monthly minimum - commensurate with experience.
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) & retirement program with employer contribution.
CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory
HIRING MANAGER: Director, Greater Minnesota Sites & Partnerships
POSTING DATE: January 10, 2019
DEADLINE DATE: January 31, 2019
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.
DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is seeking an experienced General Manager who is skilled in implementing organizational objectives with an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative when cultivating a site’s influence and business model, and innovative in their stewardship for managing site resources.
The Oliver Kelley Farm (OKF) is one of the Minnesota Historical Society’s 26 historic sites and museums statewide. Founded in 1849 and headquartered in St. Paul, MNHS is America’s largest state historical society with a national reputation for being a leader in using the power of history to transform lives. MNHS plays an import role in our state's historic preservation, education and tourism; and provides the public with award-winning programs, exhibitions and events.
Recognized as “the birthplace of organized agriculture in America,” the Oliver Kelley Farm has been with the Minnesota Historical Society since 1962 when the National Grange transferred ownership. Throughout the next five decades the Farm underwent a number of building restoration and expansion projects along with introducing multidimensional interpretive and educational programing. Today, visitors to the Farm have the opportunity to experience modern agribusiness to Minnesota’s deep farming traditions.
The Manager at Oliver Kelley Farm will lead the overall business, facilities, programming, and staffing operations using short and long range planning. While part of the larger MNHS organization, the OKF Manager must take ownership of the day-to-day operations and administration of the site. The Farm’s steward works to grow the site into a thriving historic attraction that gathers the support of the community, provides accessible programming for diverse audiences, appeals to people seeking employment, prioritizes the treatment of animals, and is a go-to for educators and community members looking to take engaging tours, thought provoking classes, or a space to host events.
At MNHS, we offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage through the State of Minnesota, medical/dental, dependent care and transit expense pre-tax benefit accounts, two employer-contribution retirement plan options, supplemental retirement savings plans and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) lead Oliver Kelley Farm and represent MNHS through strategic planning, creative problem solving, and relationship building. Leaders build culture, set goals, and ensure long-term sustainability;
2) take ownership of the daily management and operation of Oliver Kelley Farm. Owners meet goals and expectations, while delivering quality service and program through effective administration; and 3) steward MNHS initiatives and processes with assistance and guidance from the institution. This system is built on formal and informal collaboration and communication, often with deadlines imposed by others.
Interviews will preferably be conducted on February 5th and 6th.
Should you have questions with the application process, email email@example.com or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181. Applicants offered employment are subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO
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