Under the direction of the Curator/Registrar and Assistant Curator, the Collections Management Assistant is responsible for helping the staff of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum move, rehouse, and document a large portion of the Arctic Museum’s permanent collection into a new climate controlled storage facility. This individual will be involved in packing and unpacking artifacts and objects, writing condition reports, cataloguing, photographing, and rehousing objects, and entering pertinent collection information into the Museum’s collections management database.
This is a grant-funded position; funding available for up to 2 years. The position will exist only so long as grant funds are able to support it fully.
The successful candidate will have at least a BA in anthropology, archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, or related disciplines and object handling experience in a museum or gallery setting.
Occasionally must be able to lift 50 lbs., frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Cataloguing, object photography, and experience working with collections management systems preferred. Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and capacity to work as a member of a team are desirable.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Standard working hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Occasional evening and weekend work required.