Cuttyhunk Historical Society

P.O. Box 181Tower Hill Road
Cuttyhunk, MA 02713

Date Posted:
November 20, 2018






Cuttyhunk 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.

Key Responsibilities: 

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 

No phone calls please.

Qualified candidates will be contacted in early February 2019. Position to remain open until filled.

Apply by:
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.