Site Supervisor – Split Rock Light House (Two Harbors, MN)

#1529 Site Supervisor

Requisition ID: 1529

JOB TITLE:    Site Supervisor

OPEN TO:    This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION:    Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors MN 55616

SALARY:    $20.49 hourly minimum

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:    Greater Minnesota Sites

CLASSIFICATION:    09K Supervisory


HIRING MANAGER:    Site Manager III, Split Rock Lighthouse

POSTING DATE:    January 6, 2022

DEADLINE DATE:    January 21, 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.

DESCRIPTION:  This position exists to provide direct supervision and to coordinate the daily operations of Split Rock Lighthouse program staff.

SUMMARY OF WORK:  1) Provides direct supervision to program staff; 2) Coordinates the daily interpretive operations of Split Rock Lighthouse; 3) Hire and train interpretive staff in collaboration with other site leadership team members; and 4) Participate in the short and long term planning for Split Rock Lighthouse.


  • Bachelor’s degree in history, administration, or related field OR equivalent.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise personnel, including: scheduling, hiring, strengthening positive workplace culture, and performance management to ensure success towards organizational goals.

  • Two years experience in leading daily operations or programs of a museum or similar facility.

  • Strong human relations, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

  • Ability to hire, train, coach, and supervise both paid and volunteer staff.

  • Strong customer service background.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve quickly and independently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities in a customer service environment

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel, reach, push, and pull.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds with assistance.


  • Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing, and adapting to changing priorities.

  • Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively

and contribute positively in a team environment.

  • Developing and maintaining excellent relations with individuals and groups specific and not specific to the site’s history.

  • Working effectively with limited supervision.

  • Speaking in public, in order to interpret the history of the site and to promote its programs and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.

  • Mentoring colleagues on content and technique.

  • Post high school education or equivalent such as some coursework in history, education, or a related field.

  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and cultural diversity issues.

  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • Understanding of safety, security and emergency procedures.

  • Previous supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of Split Rock Lighthouse facilities and operations.

  • Demonstrated comfort level in working with technology as may be related to museum operations, program delivery, and communications.

  • Experience with site-specific related skills – baking on a wood burning cook stove, ability to understand and explain mechanical functions of lighthouse equipment, hauling firewood, mopping floors, cleaning, etc.

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.