Store Lead – Mille Lacs Trading Post (Onamia, MN)

#1675 Store Lead


Requisition ID: 1675

JOB TITLE:    Store Lead

OPEN TO:    This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION:    Mille Lacs Trading Post – 43411 Oodena Drive, Onamia MN 56359

SALARY:    $19.90 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS:    Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position. Approximately 40 hours per week.  Scheduling is based on site hours of operation. Must be available to work a varied schedule, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

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:    05L Professional


HIRING MANAGER:    Site Manager II, Mille Lacs Indian Museum

POSTING DATE:    August 25, 2022

DEADLINE DATE:    Open until filled *Priority will be given to applications received before September 8, 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 a high level of leadership and customer service in supporting the day-to-day retail operations of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum Trading Post.

SUMMARY OF WORK:  1) Assist in daily operations of the museum store with an advanced knowledge of retail, data systems, and community relationships; 2) Act as a cultural liaison to all visitors while offering a high level of customer service and engaging with community members respectfully; and 3) Assist the Associate Retail Buyer with online store operations, sales, and order fulfillment.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience leading store operations in a retail environment.

  • Experience working within Native American community settings.

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

  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds; 50 pounds with a team lift.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time on the sales floor.

  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel to move merchandise and perform light cleaning duties.

  • Ability and willingness to climb a ladder to reach the top of display shelves.


  • Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to lead a team effectively with clear expectations and positive reinforcement.

  • Thinking imaginatively and problem solving.

  • 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.

  • Communicating clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a demonstrated results orientation.

  • Record keeping skills sufficient to maintain thorough and accurate records.

  • Analyzing data, making recommendations and preparing summary reports.

  • Computer skills and technical proficiency.


  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe history and culture.

  • Native American history and culture with an emphasis on Ojibwe and Dakota tribes.

  • Native American arts and crafts material culture with an emphasis on Ojibwe and Dakota tribes

  • MNHS mission statement and membership program.

  • Basic retail operations


  • Knowledge of Mille Lacs Indian Museum programs.

  • Experience with creating Native arts and crafts.

  • Creativity and artistic ability.

  • Experience using Shopify.

  • Experience providing lead work direction to staff.

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.