Warden's House & Hay Lake School Site Managers

  • Thursday, March 03, 2022 12:01 PM
    Message # 12637785

    The Washington County Historical Society has two part-time openings for historic site managers for the Warden’s House Museum in Stillwater and the Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia.

    The Warden’s House Museum was constructed in 1853 for the Warden of the Minnesota Territorial Prison. Over time there were 13 wardens that lived in the house until 1914 when the prison moved to South Stillwater, now Bayport, where it is today. After that, the house was occupied by a deputy warden until 1941 when the Washington County Historical Society purchased the house from the state of Minnesota. It was opened as a historic house museum that year and continues as the county museum. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

    Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896 after several years of school being held in local homes and churches. Largely brick (versus wood), the school stood as one of the finer one-room schoolhouses of its day. On the same property is Erickson Log Home, which was built in 1868 by a family of Swedish immigrants who lived there until 1904. In 1974, the Washington County Historical Society purchased the old log house and moved it one and a half miles to its present site. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Both museums are open seasonally from May through October; the Warden’s House is open Thursdays through Sundays noon-5 PM, with additional days depending on tours and scheduled events. The Hay Lake School museum is open Fridays-Sundays noon to 4pm. The positions also calls for scheduling tours with local and regional groups and successfully organizing and implementing seasonal events.

    The Warden’s House position is year round, part-time with approximately 20-30 hours per week. The Hay Lake School position is seasonal, part-time, with approximately 15-20 hours per week.

    The application deadline is Friday March 25th. For more information please write to the Washington County Historical Society, Site Manager Position, PO Box 167, Stillwater, MN 55082-0167, email: information@wchsmn.org or call 651/439-5956. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of references to the above address/email. Previous historic site experience is preferable.

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