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Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program Manager Position Opening

St. Louis County Historical Society seeks applicants for its Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program Manager position, at 32 hours per week.  This program collects, preserves and presents regional veterans’ history, through a museum, archival and web-based program. 

For job description and qualifications (veterans preference), click VMH, or see below.


Resumes accepted through September 18, 2015 at 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth, MN  55802 or  For information, call 218-733-7586.








Veterans’ Memorial Hall (“VMH”) is a joint project between the St. Louis County Historical Society and regional U.S. military veterans. Its mission includes, in part, preserving and interpreting the experiences of veterans, their families, and their communities through museum, archival, website, and educational programs.




The VMH Program Manager reports to the Executive Director of the St. Louis County Historical Society and is responsible for managing the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program in all of its functional areas, including the oral history program; event production; fundraising activities, including grant writing; and website and publicity.


The Program Manager also cultivates, maintains and enhances relationships with potential, current and past supporters and maintains a donor tracking database.




·         Develop, streamline and monitor for efficiency and accuracy the systems and procedures that connect oral history volunteer interviewers with their subjects and provide the interviewers with the needed equipment to accomplish this task.  Work with other Society staff and volunteer or paid transcribers to facilitate accuracy, quality and integrity of the interviews.


·         Work with the Society’s Collections Manager and with the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center Assistant to ensure that all interviews are deposited into the AJARC paper files, correctly and in a timely manner, as well as (in most cases) being entered onto the VMH website.


·         Manage the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center, working with the Society’s Collections Manager and with the AJARC Assistant.


·         Work with volunteers, interns and contractors in the development of VMH exhibits and exhibit improvements.




  • Work with the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Advisory Committee, which advises the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Board of Governors and Society staff for the purpose of funding, planning, locating, developing and maintaining the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program.  Participate in all Committee meetings and do all preparations for them.


  • Work with the Society’s Collections Manager in the acquisition, storage and exhibit presentation of veteran-related artifacts and archival materials.


  • Assume responsibility for public relations for the program in all media, including building and maintaining relationships with veterans and veteran groups throughout St. Louis County.


  • Serve as manager of the content and technical functioning of the Veterans’ Memorial Hall website, and its database of approximately 6,000 stories, photos, and videos, working to expand the database and provide research and expanded/updated interpretive content.  Work with any staff, interns and volunteers assigned to the basic veterans’ biographical story entry process.


  • Perform and complete other duties as required by the Executive Director.




Directly supervise the work of any staff members, volunteers, interns and contractors who may be assigned to VMH exhibits and other projects, in conjunction with the Society Executive Director.




  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Equivalent experience in military history, history, museum management, or related field shall be considered.
  • Demonstrable success in project planning and execution
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Understanding of the oral history process and its management
  • Working knowledge of essential computer, website and social media programs
  • U.S. military veteran status is preferred. Demonstration of understanding of the experiences of veterans and/or their families is required.


2015 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship 


Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of St. Louis County Historical Society, annually awards a scholarship in memory of Mike Colalillo, who was the last known surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the state of Minnesota.


In 2015, a scholarship award of $1,000 will be given to one student.


To view and print the application select Colalillo Scholarship.


For more details about the scholarship, go to 




Volunteer Docents Needed

St. Louis County Historical Society is seeking volunteer docents for its new Ojibwe Gallery. Training will be provided and volunteers will be able to start beginning June 1, 2015.  The Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day of the week through Labor Day.  After that, it will be open from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on all other days.  We seek volunteers for all days, but are especially interested in weekend help.

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