Job Posting


Goodhue County Historical Society

1166 Oak Street, Red Wing, MN



Position Title: Library Manager

Position Summary: Library Manager is responsible for the operation of the Jean M. Chesley Research Library.  He/she will be the lead staff member in the acquisition of library books and vertical file documents donated or purchased by the Goodhue County Historical Society.  He/she will manage the library and assist research patrons with their requests. He/she will also assist the Executive Director and other staff with office needs such as greeting visitors and answering phone calls.

Directly reports to:  Executive Director

Major Duties:                                                                               

  1. Library Management—Library Manager will oversee the Jean M. Chesley Research Library to ensure research materials are properly organized in order to provide the best experience for library patrons.  He/she will identify the necessary acquisitions and subscriptions to enhance the library.  He/she will create finding aids that can assist library patrons.
  • Research Requests—Library Manager will serve as the lead staff member on answering and fulfilling research requests by mail, email, phone, or social media.  Requests will be answered in a timely manner and the fee schedule will be disseminated to patrons prior to beginning research.
  • Programming Assistance—Library Manager will work with the Education & Outreach Coordinator to provide programming related to research such as genealogy and other similar topics.
  • Office Duties—Library Manager will help with answering and directing incoming calls and greeting and assisting visitors. He/she may be assigned other duties to assist with special projects or events by the Executive Director as necessary. 

General Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more on occasion.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Should be able to work independently or as a team member.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs particularly Word, Excel, and Publisher are preferred.
  • Knowledge of Adobe programs particularly Acrobat and Photoshop.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in History, Library Science, or Museum Studies preferred but related fields are acceptable.
  • At least 6 months of experience working or volunteering in a museum, library, or nonprofit is required.  Preference for candidate having experience with research.

Proficient knowledge of collections management software

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