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Known as one of the leading museums and cultural centers in the Twin Cities, the American Swedish Institute offers inclusive, transformative arts and culture experiences centered around learning, reflection, and collaboration. ASI presents a rich array of exhibitions based on its permanent collections as well as on works from public and private collections around the globe. With a decades-long commitment to community engagement and outreach, ASI offers educational programs and activities that benefit the lives of more than 150,000 Minnesotans each year, and many more who connect to programs worldwide.

ASI’s Values – stewardship, hospitality, learning, difference, innovation and sustainability – guide a work culture of trust, respect, innovation, and collaboration. Large enough to create lasting impact, and small enough to remain nimble, ASI is a place where great ideas can come from anywhere – and anyone.

Please apply to any listed openings.

ASI Full-Time Employee Benefits and Perks

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • HSA Account with Employer contribution
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off upon hire
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid time for personal volunteering
  • ASI Community Fund committee volunteer opportunity
  • Free Parking/Bike Racks
  • Free and discounted tickets to programming
  • Employee discount at Fika and Museum store
  • Remote hybrid work schedule option for some positions

Do you love museum experiences, historic mansions, contemporary Nordic design, and amazing events? Join our team at the American Swedish Institute and lead the vision for our visitor experience.

As the Director of Experience at ASI, you will champion visitor experience, leading a team that includes exhibitions, content, design, collections, and programs. You are someone who develops excellent, collaborative creative teams. You might come from a museum or cultural arts background, but you might also come from audience development, digital or user experience, branding, advertising, or marketing. You’ll guide and collaborate with teams who bring experience to life across a variety of channels, from in-person events, to exhibitions, to the design of print, digital, and social media. You’ll also work in conjunction with our store and restaurant to help envision new experiences for our visitors. And you’ll care passionately about the broad community at ASI and the neighborhood, and offer vision for how it will grow and develop as ASI moves toward our 100th birthday.

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The Maintenance Custodian is responsible for performing general building maintenance duties ensuring that facilities are always clean and safe for the visiting public at ASI. This position requires the individual to assist with on-going maintenance of the Nelson Cultural Center, Carriage House and Turnblad Mansion. Our ideal candidate will be able to work some evenings and weekend shifts to assist with rental events and special programs.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital role by lending their time and talent to the institution and are central to the ASI experience. A variety of flexible opportunities are available year round and offer ways to connect with others, spark your curiosity, and share common interests.

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