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
Store & Sites Manager: Brandon Hartung


Work at the historic Two Harbors lighthouse as a B&B innkeeper! The Innkeeper welcomes guests to the Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast by offering insights into local events and providing a brief history of the lighthouse. The innkeeper is also tasked with cleaning the lighthouse quarters, preparing breakfast for the guests, and laundering linens. Applicants must be able to negotiate stairs several times each day. Work schedule may include holidays and weekend shifts.

Duties include:

  • Welcome and assist guests to B&B rooms
  • Provide information on local history and events including the history of the lighthouse
  • Prepare, cook and serve breakfast and afternoon treats to guests
  • Clean and maintain the lighthouse facility including laundry of linens and dishwashing
  • Complete check-in paperwork and reservations when guests arrive
  • Prepare and/or stage supplies, linens and kitchen for next shift
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Support Lighthouse B&B activities and duties as required

Position Requirements

  • Ability to multi-task and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds
  • Ability to negotiate stairs multiple times each day
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow recipes, cook and bake
  • Have an interest in local and regional history
  • Have a phone to keep in communication with Managing Innkeeper
  • Self-Motivated
  • Reliable mode of transportation recommended
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