COLLECTIONS PROJECT MANAGER
Historical Society (CHS) seeks a Collections professional to
develop a program of management, organization,
care, and safe-keeping for archival, library, and artifact collections at Museum of the Elizabeth
Islands, a seasonal museum located on Cuttyhunk Island. The position is temporary (mid-May through
late June, 2019) and may renew, depending on funding. This is a forty hour per week position. The
pay rate is $20 per hour.
The Collections Project Manager will work collaboratively
with board members, and volunteers in guiding
on-going inventory efforts and the continued improvement and implementation of
collections-related policies and procedures by identifying needs and designing
a collections action plan. The
supervision of CHS’s PastPerfect database, ensuring data integrity,
accessibility, and security,
is a critical function.
The successful candidate
will have a minimum of two years of experience (paid or volunteer) in an archive,
library, or museum, and will understand archival management theory and best practices. This position
requires the ability to prioritize projects. Strong problem-solving skills, a collaborative working style,
excellent time management, and attention to detail are key. Experience cataloguing collections is
required; experience with photographic collections, paper records, multi-media, and knowledge
of metadata management is preferred.
How To Apply:
View full description here. Send resume with cover letter, and 3 references to
the Search Committee at CuttyhunkHistoricalSearch@gmail.com.
phone calls please.
candidates will be contacted in early February 2019. Position to remain open until filled.
January 15, 2019
$20 per hour
About this Organization:
The purpose of the Cuttyhunk Historical Society is to preserve the traditions, records, and
history of the Elizabeth Islands for the benefit of present and future generations.