Main entrance of the Blue Earth County Historical Society, 424 Warren Street in Mankato, Minnesota
Historic R. D. Hubbard House

The BECHS staff works with an innovative, community-centered approach to continue to preserve and share this county’s rich heritage. 

Open positions are listed below.

Blue Earth County Historical Society

The Historic R.D. Hubbard House, operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society, is located at 606 S. Broad Street, Mankato.  The historic house museum chronicles the life and times of Mankato flour mill entrepreneur R.D. Hubbard in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The Hubbard’s home, built in 1871 stands as one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture and design in Minnesota.  The adjoining Carriage House contains a collection of horse-drawn vehicles and antique automobiles. Victorian gardens landscape the two buildings.  The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Guided tours are available seasonally Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends and December.

The R. D. HUBBARD HOUSE ASSISTANT is a part-time, seasonal position responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Historic R.D. Hubbard House, providing high quality customer service, and conducting various interpretive programs.


  • Assist in the daily operations of the Hubbard House:
  • Welcome and orient visitors to the historic site with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Conduct tours and special programs, communicating historical information using interpretive techniques.
  • Assist in retail operations including sales and inventory control.
  • Perform light cleaning and maintenance of house, carriage house and property.
  • Oversee the display and security of objects in the house and carriage house.
  • Study historical materials to help improve program knowledge and interpretive techniques.


The Hubbard House Assistant must have/be:

  • Ability to work the posted Hubbard House schedule: Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends) required
    • Hubbard House seasonal staff may request ONE weekend day off PER month
  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent, required.
  • Highly developed and demonstrated organizational and communication skills, specifically public speaking, are essential.
  • Demonstrate customer service skills and/or retail experience in working with a diverse public.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time while giving tours inside and outside, and while selling tickets or merchandise.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Interest in local history; knowledge of U.S., Minnesota, Blue Earth County and/or Victorian period history helpful.


Additional hours may be available with special events and group tours

Please send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Jessica Potter, Executive Director at with “Hubbard House Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.