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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 consider yourself handy and enjoy helping others troubleshoot mechanical problems or where that leak is coming from. Perhaps, you have an electrical license and possibly even a Boiler’s License. You often say, “I can fix that!” If so, you should join our team at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) as our Building Engineer. ASI is a beloved museum and 95 year-old cultural institution, a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment, and the arts. In this job you’ll be a partner responsible for caring, repairing and maintaining our modern building, a historic mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, commercial kitchens, staff offices and grounds. You will be the go-to person who can repair a broken toilet on the fly, swap out a light fixture without a hitch, and pitch in to assist a busy custodial team during a festival day. No two days will be the same. You will work as a part of the Facilities team and collaborate with other key staff in order to ensure that the ASI campus is prepared and ready for public use.

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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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