65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Date Posted: August 21, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Armenian Museum of America is seeking a qualified part-time
(10-15 hours) collections care intern to assist with an inventory of the
museum’s collection. This intern will work directly with the Collections
Manager to identify objects, improve their storage, and update their records.
Start date negotiable, but availability for the entire school year preferred.
1. Upper-level or graduate work towards a career in the museum field.
2. Experience working behind the scenes in museums collections management, especially storage.
3. Familiarity with museum best practices for handling objects.
4. Experience with museum database software, preferably PastPerfect.
5. The ability to lift 40 lbs overhead, stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders.
6. Attention to detail and organization for repetitive tasks.
Founded in 1971, the Armenian Museum has grown into a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that illustrate the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the Museum’s collections hold over 20,000 artifacts, including: 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, over 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs, and an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations and various other objects. The Library houses over 27,000 titles, an oral history collection, archival materials and various other publications. But the Armenian Museum is more than just a storehouse of artifacts. It’s a living museum and library which offers exhibits and diverse cultural and literary programs to its members and the community at large. It is where Armenian-Americans can visit to discover their roots and where people of all ethnic backgrounds can see how the story of the Armenian people plays a vital part within the rich cultural symphony that is America.