Maine State Museum
The Maine State Museum seeks a temporary, part-time Collections Assistant to work independently and alongside our collections team including the Museum’s Collections Manager, Registrar, History Curator, and Conservator. The Collections Assistant will aid in cataloging incoming and existing collections. Key to this process will be conducting historical, genealogical, and material culture research on objects in the collection. The Assistant will update the catalog records with new research in the collections database and the physical accession files. At times, the Collections Assistant will need to add to the physical documentation of the object, including scanning photos and documents to attach to a digital file. As a part of the collections team the Collections Assistant will work with staff in physical storage on collection handling, object labeling, location documentation, rehousing, and additional object research based on physical attributions.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years museum experience working with three-dimensional objects; experience working with different types of material culture; demonstrated historical research and writing skills; proficiency with technology: especially databases, scanners, and image processing; ability to work as part of a team and take direction; ability to work independently; exceptional attention to detail; excellent organizational skills; ability to work on feet for long periods of time; willingness to work at heights; ability to lift 25 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications: At least a B.A. in History, or related field. This temporary, part-time position is for up to 24 hours per week for one year, beginning in the autumn of 2021. To apply, send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to: email@example.com by July 20, 2021.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $20-$23