Job Posting – The Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks qualified and experienced applicants for an Associate Book and Paper Conservator position, to provide conservation treatment for MNHS book and paper collections and to manage the book and paper conservation laboratory, including a Conservation Assistant.

Desired qualifications include an advanced degree or Certificate in Art Conservation plus three years of experience. This is a full-time position (2,088 annual hours) and the salary is projected to be at least $45,000 annually.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a 167-year old organization, headquartered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and maintains a museum, library, and archives, in addition to close to 30 diverse historic sites throughout the state. The organization is a national leader in historic preservation, and by many metrics (including budget, staffing, and membership) is one of the largest state historical societies in the United States. Currently MNHS maintains four separate conservation laboratories for the preservation of books and paper, textiles, objects, and archaeology, and employs five trained conservators. The conservation facilities are large, flexible, well equipped, and modern.

To apply submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at, cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms.

The specific job listing can be found at the following link:

Application materials must be received by August 23, 2016

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