Lake County Historical Society - Staff

Museums | Research | Programs

The Lake County Historical Society has three fulltime staff people supported by seasonal employees and community volunteers. The staff is responsible for the business of the Society including operations of the museums, the gift shops, the Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, maintenace and repair of all buildings and grounds, archive management, research assistance and museum exhibit design.

Executive Director: Ellen Lynch
Managing Innkeeper: MeLisa Swanson
Museum & Gift Shop Manager / Archivist: Kim Gangi




Collections assistant (contract)


Wage: $20/Hour (1,975 Hour Contract)

The Lake County Historical Society seeks a contract collections assistant to complete an inventory of the photographic collections.  This project is funded through a Legacy Amendment Grant funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Responsibilities will include data entry, organization of inventoried photographs, and handling of historic photographs.  

 Essential Job Functions

  • Data entry of photograph size, location in storage, & brief description of image into Past Perfect 5 Database
  • Scan & link image of photograph to matching record in Past Perfect 5 Database
  • Update existing metadata in database
  • Re-house photographs in archival quality folders as inventory progresses


  • Minimum of 2 years museum collections experience (may include paid & unpaid experience)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Library Studies, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related field
  • Experience using Past Perfect 5 software
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions & qualifications of the position. Rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Employment will commence upon hiring and continue until project end date. Ideal start date is on or before March 31st. 

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references via mail or e-mail to Lake County Historical Society attn: Ellen Lynch, PO Box 128, Two Harbors MN 55616 or on or before Feburary 20th 2023. 


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