65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Date Posted: December 17, 2018
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Armenian Museum of America is seeking a qualified part-time
(10-20 hours) collections management 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 digital and paper records. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in collections or archives management to see the collections management process from beginning to end, to learn about best practices and standards, and to play a vital role in the preservation of Armenian history.
Upper-level undergraduate or graduate work towards a career in
the museum field.
Experience working behind the scenes in museums
collections management, especially storage.
Familiarity with museum best practices for
Experience with museum database software,
The ability to lift 40 lbs overhead, stand for
long periods of time, and climb ladders.
6. Willingness to work in and clean dusty areas.
Attention to detail and organization for
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by January 11, 2019
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.