Job Opportunities

Request for Proposals: American Indian History Education Partnership Coordinator

The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society (WBLAHS) is looking for a contract Partnership Coordinator to help manage a grant-funded collaboration between the WBLAHS, the White Bear Lake Area Schools, and other local organizations and stakeholders. This is a part-time contract position, which will be conducted mainly over the school year.

The work will begin no later than August 15, 2023, and be completed by June 30, 2024.

Total contract fee available is $45,063.


  • Create and maintain contact lists for partners
  • Schedule meetings, develop agendas, facilitate meetings, take meeting notes, and distribute those notes to the partners
  • Develop project priorities and communicate the status of efforts to the Grant Manager (Executive Director of WBLAHS)
  • Conduct historical research in order to develop a Bibliography and a Resource List related to American Indian history in White Bear Lake area. This effort will include in-person research at local archives, as well as online research.
  • Reach out to experts and scholars in the field of American Indian history and culture, archaeology, anthropology, environmental history, geography, and other related fields to gather suggestions for the Bibliography and Resource List.
  • Coordinate the hiring of 10 specialists for lectures, projects or unique research reports on specific topics.
  • Schedule, promote, and help run the lectures, assist Grant Manager with invoices and payments.
  • Create a final Priorities List that identifies which topics in local American Indian history are most of interest and value to the local partners.



  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to build and grow relationships. Ability to display a professional demeanor, work cooperatively and productively with partners, as well as work independently
  • Action-oriented, demonstrating a commitment to see projects and events through to successful completion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours to include evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within scope of assigned authority
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong research skills


  • Experience in project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in history or related field.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota, American Indian, and White Bear Lake Area History

Please submit proposals, including a resume and references, by July 31, 2023 to Sara Markoe Hanson at the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at