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
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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 TWIF@wayside.org, by Friday, September 11, 2020.