Andover Historical Society

97 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

Date Posted:
April 07, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Research and Museum Assistant


Weekend Research and Museum Assistant, part-time, hourly

Salary range:$14.00-$15.00/hr

Purpose: The Research and Museum Assistant provides primarily weekend library and research assistance and museum tours to History Center patrons and guests. This position is shared with another Research and Museum Assistant, so a typical schedule is two-three Saturdays/month, 6 hours/day, depending on scheduling. The History Center is open Saturdays 10am to 4pm, however there may be times the Assistant opens earlier or stays later. Occasional optional opportunities to staff the building during functions and rentals weekday and weekend evenings and Sundays may arise.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the History Center and library is open by appointment only, so some of the duties and responsibilities below are on hold until restrictions are lifted.

Duties & Responsibilities

Research Assistant

· Support and guide library and archives researchers working onsite.

· Answer research requests sent in primarily by email and phone.

· Conduct research to support staff projects.

Museum Assistant

· Fulfill receptionist duties: greet guests and library patrons, answer phones, take messages, and accept donations and book sales.

· Give museum tours, as needed.


· Hold keys and security pass code, open museum and library during working hours.

· Monitor library use.

· Function as on-site staff for emergencies during working hours.

Education: B.A. in history or humanities field, or some college experience in the same.

Experience: The Research and Museum Assistant will have proven research experience, and a basic understanding of libraries, archives and research techniques. It is preferred that the Research and Museum Assistant have a solid background in American history, however an affinity for New England and its history can substitute. In addition, since this is a customer service position, the Research and Museums Assistant must be self-directed, flexible and have good interpersonal skills.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants can read the full job description here. To apply send resume and cover letter to Elaine Clements, Executive Director,,
Apply by:
May 28, 2021
$1,000 - $3,000
About this Organization:
Andover Historical Society gathers and shares Andover's unique stories to help build a connected and engaged community.

- Preserving the Past
- Educating for the Future
- Connecting with our Communities.