The Wayside Inn

72 Wayside Inn Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

Date Posted:
August 28, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Archivist/Online Collections Curator


The Wayside Inn Foundation (TWIF) seeks an archivist to serve as the Archivist/Online Collections Curator (The Archivist). The Archivist will develop a written methodology to take the existing items cataloged in TWIF’s collection and, with a new, streamlined and cohesive system, begin inputting the items into PastPerfect Museum Software. The plan will ensure that the collection will be fully processed, digitized, and re-housed so that TWIF’s holdings can be easily accessed by staff both on the premises and remotely in the event of future work-from-home orders. The plan will also identify certain designated collections that may be made public online. Revision of existing cataloging procedures and methods is most likely necessary as is deaccessioning of extraneous items that do not support The Wayside Inn Foundation’s mission. Any items held by TWIF that have not yet been catalogued will be processed at this time. The Archivist will give guidance to volunteers who might be recruited for data entry and photography. Position reports to the Nonprofit Director.


Requirements include:

-- Bachelor’s degree in history, historic preservation, or related field. An understanding of U.S. History is a plus.

-- Minimum of 3 years of experience in curatorial and collections work.

-- Demonstrated knowledge of interpreting, developing and managing museum collections.

-- Must have familiarity and practical experience with collections database and management systems. An understanding of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus.

-- Ideally candidates will have some knowledge of developing and maintaining museum exhibitions and exhibition-related programs and will have excellent written and oral communications skills, including familiarity with the grant writing process.

-- Experience identifying and developing conservation and preservation treatments for the varied artifacts in collections as well as experience handling and packing collections is desirable.

-- Given the varied nature of the work at the Wayside Inn Historic Site, candidates must have the ability to work both independently yet also effectively within a team and across departments to ensure project deadline goals are met. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, a keen attentiveness to detail, and must have ability and a comfort level with working, collaborating, and being supervised remotely at times.

How To Apply:

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Sally Hild, Nonprofit Director, The Wayside Inn Foundation, to, by Friday, September 11, 2020.

Apply by:
September 11, 2020
$25/hour, 12-15 hours per week
About this Organization:
The Wayside Inn is a nonprofit charitable Massachusetts corporation created in 1944 to own, operate, and maintain the Wayside Inn Historic Site, a campus of 9 historic buildings on more than 100 acres. Its mission promotes early American humanities through hospitality, education, and programming, and continues an innkeeping tradition dating back to 1716. The site provides an opportunity for visitors from near and far to gather, engage, and find meaning, relevance, and inspiration through a place-based exploration of history.