Communications Coordinator – MN History Center (St. Paul, MN)

#1697 Communications Coordinator


Requisition ID: 1697

JOB TITLE:    Communications Coordinator

OPEN TO:    This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION:    History Center – 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

SALARY:    $4,330.00 monthly minimum, commensurate with experience

STATUS & HOURS:    Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position.

BENEFITS:     Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution.  Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.

DEPARTMENT:    Integrated Marketing Communications

CLASSIFICATION:    11L Professional


HIRING MANAGER:    Communications Manager

POSTING DATE:    October 19, 2022

DEADLINE DATE:    Open until filled

TO APPLY:    Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION:  This position exists to create and implement communications strategies and generate positive media coverage about MNHS that will drive attendance to its sites, museums and programs, generate revenue through ticket and other sales, and build awareness of the depth and breadth of all MNHS offerings. The Communications Coordinator owns a portfolio of internal account assignments as a project manager, working with the assigned account manager to deliver marketing and communications services to the client. This position interacts with internal teams, clients, freelancers and vendors to keep projects on track and moving forward per each project’s defined scope and marketing communications best practices.

SUMMARY OF WORK:  1) Support the planning, management and execution of account work and projects related to assigned client accounts; 2) Implement and manage media relations strategies statewide to promote MNHS programs and events, educational offerings and institutional messaging; 3) Create a variety of content media with an understanding of MNHS various target audiences and deliver compelling content that is on-brand and is optimized for the medium it is being delivered in; and 4) Support overall department objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or related field.

  • Three years’ communications and /or media relations related experience

  • Three years’ experience writing and editing organizational communication (i.e. newsletters, brochures, web content, etc.)

  • Exceptional copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of MNHS. Demonstrated story selection skill.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written and interviewing skills.

  • Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) or Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & PPT)

  • Experience with some, or all, of these: Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, search engine optimization, email marketing, video production, website content management systems.

  • Use of analysis and inquisitive mindset using data to optimize marketing communications strategies and tactics.

  • Flexible and helpful in solving problems as part of a team.

  • Able to approach others with a different background in a tactful, respectful manner while exhibiting cultural sensitivity.

  • Exhibit a positive attitude and the ability to work independently on projects, yet supportive of team dynamics and needs when necessary.

  • Apply innovative thinking and creativity to projects and meet challenges with resourcefulness

  • PC competent with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), and familiar with project management software (e.g Trello, Teamwork, Smartsheets, Basecamp, etc.).

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.


  • Experience and familiarity with HubSpot (or other similar marketing software).

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign.

  • Practice resourcefulness and initiative moving forward the MNHS message and Mission.

Should you have questions with the application process, email or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.