Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Collections Management Assistant

14 Oct 2019 11:18 AM | Anonymous member

Job Summary 

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.

Education/Skills Requirements         

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.

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