Job Opening

JOB TITLE:  Archivist for the Pope County Historical Society

HOURS:  Up to full time with benefits, includes one Saturday per month

PAY SCALE/BENEFITS: Commensurate with existing policies and pay scale. Currently $17/hr + health insurance, holiday and vacation pay


  • Maintain newspaper archive, both manually and electronically
  • Scan and catalog historic photos and documents in an on-line database
  • Greet visitors to the museum, collect and record admissions and research fees
  • General office duties


High School diploma or equivalent with associated reading, writing, and speaking skills. One year of experience working with the public. Post-secondary degree desired.


  • Demonstrated experience working with basic office software applications especially Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated skill with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to learn museum specific collection program. Currently Collective Access.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good internet skills, able to conduct research beyond basic web search.

DUTIES:  (this is a general list, not an inclusive list)

  • Assist researchers in the local history archives
  • Add information to the family and business files selecting relevant information from newspapers and social media.
  • Greet visitors and provide orientation to the facility, accept donations, account for attendance and donations on the appropriate forms, and provide tourist information to visitors.
  • Interpret and explain Museum programs and activities in a clear, concise fashion.
  • Provide basic information to the public on museum hours and tours.
  • Direct visitors on independent and group tours, provide access to other staff as necessary.
  • Perform routine security supervision, inspection of the gallery and routine arming and disarming of security systems when opening and closing the museum.
  • All staff members share in light household cleaning or maintenance duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform clerical work using independent judgment, speed and accuracy.
  • Deal effectively and pleasantly with PCHS members and public.
  • Work flexible hours, including some Saturdays. Public hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10-5.


Send letter, resume and reference to:
Pope County Museum Archivist, 809 South Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, MN  56334, or

This position is considered open until filled.
Interviews will begin June 20,, 2022.