Museum Guide, Sherlock Exhibit (PT) – MN History Center (St. Paul, MN)

#1659 Museum Guide: Sherlock Exhibit

Part Time

Requisition ID: 1659

JOB TITLE:    Museum Guide: Sherlock Exhibit

OPEN TO:    This job is open to all applicants.

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

SALARY:    $15.38 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS:    Part-time, (approximately 12-30 hours per week) temporary position through April 2, 2022.  Must be able to work a varied schedule of 2-5 shifts a week on Wednesday-Sundays including Thursday evenings and occasional special events during the evening.

BENEFITS:     Eligible to participate in a retirement program with employer contribution.  Generous vacation and sick time accruals. *Some positions may be eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program, depending on the average number of hours worked per week throughout the appointment.

DEPARTMENT:    History Center Museum



HIRING MANAGER:    Program Supervisor

POSTING DATE:    August 2, 2022

DEADLINE DATE:    August 23, 2022

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.

TRAINING:    Required training for this position will take place on Thursday, October 13th from 4:00pm-8:00pm; Saturday, October 15th from 9:00am-4:00pm; and Monday, October 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm.

DESCRIPTION:  This position exists to staff Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition. This position will conduct educational programs that serve diverse audiences, provide customer service and security to guests of the History Center Museum, and assist in the daily operations of the museum.

SUMMARY OF WORK:  1) Conduct interpretive programs within museum exhibits; and support ongoing museum operations such as maintenance, safety, and cleaning; 2) Create a welcoming educational environment in the History Center exhibits by actively utilizing a variety of interpretive techniques and delivering excellent customer service; and 3) Study and master program and exhibit related historical materials.


  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with issues of cultural diversity.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to provide consistent, high quality customer service.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in demeanor and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute positively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of 2-5 shifts a week on Wednesday-Sundays including Thursday evenings and occasional special events on Mondays, Tuesdays and other evenings.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel push, and pull
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds.


  • Familiarity with Minnesota history.

  • Familiarity with History Center interpretive programs and exhibits.

  • Experience working with children in an educational environment.

  • Experience in museum interpretation, theater or storytelling.

  • Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

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.