About the Travel Exhibit Program

Hmong Museum is developing a 400 square feet traveling exhibit around the importance of Hmong’s oral culture. This is the planning phase of the exhibition with collaboration between Hmong Museum’s exhibition team and community members. Topics would include Hmong stories that are passed on including history narratives, skills that are taught orally, and folktales. It will also provide an opportunity for visitors of all backgrounds to be inspired to share their own stories about their lives and experiences. 

Open Positions:

Position: Advisor

Location: Minnesota – Twin Cities
Type: Stipend
Compensation: $400

Duration: October 29, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Deadline: 10/30/2020

Description

Hmong Museum is seeking eight (8) advisors from the community to be part of the planning phase. Through guided meetings, Advisors will contribute their expertise and vision for a traveling exhibit that will tour schools, libraries, museums throughout the state of Minnesota. Advisors will have the opportunity to brainstorm the direction of the exhibit, be the first to see interactive ideas and exhibition drawings, and provide feedback.

Advisors are required to meet four (4) times throughout the year; each meeting is two hours. Meetings will be held virtually at this time. Each advisor will receive a stipend of $100 after each meeting for a total of $400.

 

Responsibilities

  • Attend all four required meetings. These meetings can be subject to change depending at Advisor group discretion.
    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • Monday, February 1, 2021
    • Monday, April 5, 2021
    • Monday, June 7, 2021 
  • Respond to Hmong Museum exhibition team in a timely manner
  • Be a reliable partner to the project
  • Provide ideas, feedback, and advise
  • Willingness to share knowledge and participate in discussions
  • Read labels and review drawings and provide feedback

Requirements

  • Undergraduate, graduate students and/or recent graduate students
  • Ability to work between 5-15 hours a week
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the St. Paul and Minneapolis area

Qualifications

  • Have a passion in preservation and sharing of Hmong culture, traditions, and history
  • Be creative and and works well in a team
  • Expertise or connections in areas of history, folk arts skills, and other Hmong related
  • topics is a plus

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Hmong Museum at info@hmongmuseumMN.org by October 30, 2020 or call 651-428-3979 for more ways to apply.

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Position: Artist (Mural)

Location: Minnesota – Twin Cities
Type: Contract
Compensation: $1,200

Duration: November 9, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Deadline: 10/30/2020

Description

Hmong Museum is seeking an artist to create an artistic rendition of a Hmong folktale, story, or imagination of a Hmong world. The subject will be determined by the exhibition team.  This person will have the opportunity to be part of an exhibition team that creates a traveling exhibit for schools, libraries, and museums. The artist will attend advisor and exhibition meetings. Then create an initial drawing and a final drawing after feedback. The drawing will be a reference for the final art piece on a 6 feet high x 20 feet length wall of the exhibition to be created next year. The final 6 x 20 feet piece is not part of this contract; it will be a separate project slated for next year.

 

Responsibilities

  • Attend three (3) Advisor meetings
  • Attend three (3) exhibition meetings
  • Complete two (2) drawings (one draft and one edit)
  • Complete final drawing with printable files

Qualifications

  • Have a passion in preservation and sharing of Hmong culture, traditions, and history
  • Be creative, problem solve, works well independently and in a team
  • Excellent at listening and communicating skills
  • Willingness to learn

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume with portfolio, and three references to Hmong Museum at info@hmongmuseumMN.org by October 30, 2020 or call 651-428-3979 for more ways to apply.

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Position: Graphic Designer

Location: Minnesota – Twin Cities
Type: Contract
Compensation: $1,200

Duration: November 9, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Deadline: 10/30/2020

Description

Hmong Museum is a graphic designer to communicate the look and feel of the exhibit and layout of each panel. This person will have the opportunity to be part of an exhibition team that creates a traveling exhibit for schools, libraries, and museums.  The graphic designer will attend preliminary meetings with advisors and the Hmong Museum exhibition team to learn about design needs. Then create a drawing of the exhibition layout, panels, and final print files. At the end of the project the graphic designer will present the work to the Hmong Museum board, advisors, and exhibition team.

Responsibilities

  • Attend three (3) Advisor meetings
  • Attend three (3) exhibition meetings
  • Complete two (2) drawings (one draft and one edit)
  • Complete final drawing with printable files

Qualifications

  • Have a passion in preservation and sharing of Hmong culture, traditions, and history
  • Be creative, problem solve, works well independently and in a team
  • Excellent at listening and communicating skills
  • Willingness to learn

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume with portfolio, and three references to Hmong Museum at info@hmongmuseumMN.org by October 30, 2020 or call 651-428-3979 for more ways to apply.

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Position: Researcher

Location: Minnesota – Twin Cities
Type: Contract
Compensation: $20/hour, 20 hours per week

Duration: October 26, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Deadline: 10/30/2020

Description

Hmong Museum is seeking two (2) researchers who will write copy for the exhibition. Researchers will have the opportunity to be part of an exhibition team that creates a traveling exhibit for schools, libraries, and museums. Researchers will attend quarterly Advisor meetings, weekly meetings with the exhibition manager, researching Hmong history and topics, and exhibition labels. The second part of the research is to collect, record, and organize oral histories and stories from elders.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all four required meetings. These meetings can be subject to change depending at Advisor group discretion.
    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • Monday, February 1, 2021
    • Monday, April 5, 2021
    • Monday, June 7, 2021
  • Research and write label copy for the exhibition
  • Work as part of the Hmong Museum exhibition team

Qualifications

  • Have a passion in preservation and sharing of Hmong culture, traditions, and history
  • Be creative and and works well in a team
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to manage complex projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with interviewing or oral history projects
  • Be able to speak Hmong; reading and writing Hmong is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Willingness to learn

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Hmong Museum at info@hmongmuseumMN.org by October 30, 2020 or call 651-428-3979 for more ways to apply.

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