Minnesota Discovery Center

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About Us

We are all about the land, the mines, the people and the work of the Iron Range region of northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Discovery Center is a nonprofit institution and the state's largest museum complex outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

Comprised of a Museum, Research Center, and Park and encompassing 660 acres, Minnesota Discovery Center tells the story of the Iron Range - ''The Land, The Mines, The People and The Work'' - through exhibits, interpretation, programming and research materials. The Center highlights the story of the predominantly European immigrants who migrated to this region at the turn of the 20th century to find work in the burgeoning iron ore industry.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s Museum is a 33,000-square-foot facility that houses artifacts, examines mining methods, explores regional geology, and hosts traveling exhibits that help illuminate the spirit and sensibilities of Iron Range pioneers and their descendants. A special area of the museum is dedicated to the life and work of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, a Hibbing native.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s Iron Range Research Center is a 14,000-square-foot facility that includes a special library and archives that collects historically significant written, oral and visual records of Minnesota’s Iron Ranges and the Taconite Assistance Area. The 7,000 volume library focuses on the regional and local history of northeastern Minnesota. Over the past 20 years it has become a premiere destination for those seeking regional genealogical data. As a sanctioned government records repository, the archives contains more than 4,000 collections, including: records from local and regional units of government, personal and family papers, organizational and corporate records, topographic and mining maps, photographs, and regional oral histories.

Jobs

Trolley Operator-part time
Category: Museum
Do you enjoy talking about Iron Range history? Are you looking for something fun to do with your time? Look no further! The Minnesota Discovery Center is hiring Trolley Operators! All you need is the ability to operate our trolley with training, 2+ years work experience in a service industry, enthusiasm and flexibility, and the ability to communicate well.For more questions about this position, ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(218) 254-7959
Building and Grounds Staff: Part-time & Seasonal
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the MDC/Rustic Pig team, please visit our website at the link for application instructions or contact: Joy Ruedebusch - Human Resources Director at Joy.Ruedebusch@mndiscoverycenter.com or 218-254-1234. Applications can also be found at MDC’s admissions desk!
Contact:
Phone:(218) 254-7959
Servers: Part-time, year-round
Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the MDC/Rustic Pig team, please visit our website at the link for application instructions or contact: Joy Ruedebusch - Human Resources Director at Joy.Ruedebusch@mndiscoverycenter.com or 218-254-1234. Applications can also be found at MDC’s admissions desk!
Contact:
Phone:(218) 254-7959
Line Cooks: Part-time, year-round
Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the MDC/Rustic Pig team, please visit our website at the link for application instructions or contact: Joy Ruedebusch - Human Resources Director at Joy.Ruedebusch@mndiscoverycenter.com or 218-254-1234. Applications can also be found at MDC’s admissions desk!
Contact:
Phone:(218) 254-7959