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Careers, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

Working at a museum has always been our dream job. And we’d love to meet others who feel as passionate as we do! Explore our opportunities below, which include traditional employment, student internships, and endless volunteer opportunities.

Current Openings

Research Specialist

This grant-funded Research Specialist will perform a literature review of archival collections at Stearns History Museum, Minnesota Historical Society, and other regional archives for information about the presence of Ojibwe and Dakota people in what is now defined as Stearns County before European settlement and into the 20th century. This will include a review of existing archival materials at the Stearns History Museum that are about or are from Native American voices, as well as investigation of the impact of European settlement on those Native Americans who were here in Stearns County, and the lasting influence this has on the Native American experience today.

Internships
The Stearns History Museum has an active Internship program (unpaid). Any college student, with preference given to juniors, seniors, or graduate students may qualify as an intern. Preference is given to History, Public History, Library Science, Education, and Anthropology majors although other majors such as Art History, Art, Photography and English are encouraged to apply. A minimum of 120 hours is required to complete the Internship term. Work-study information is available at your college or university.

Our interns gain a comprehensive understanding of the Museum field and may work in the following fields: Education, Research/Archives, Artifact Collections, or Exhibits. For information contact the Museum by calling 320-253-8424 or emailing Curator Eric Cheever echeever@stearns-museum.org or Head Archivist, Steve Penick spenick@stearns-museum.org. Please prepare a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation from Academic Advisor.


Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Stearns History Museum. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, volunteers are the cornerstone of our work at the Museum. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience diverse fields including archival and genealogy research, special events, artifact  preservation, guiding tours, greeting and admissions, gardening, and more!

Want to get involved? We are always accepting applications for new volunteers, please call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org for more information/questions. You will need to fill out both the Volunteer Application form and the Volunteer Application Liability and Descriptions form. These forms can be brought in or mailed to Stearns History Museum or emailed to ccarlson@stearns-museum.org.

Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301

Museum Hours:

Wed. - Sat. 10-5,
Sunday 12-4.