Revolutionary Spaces

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
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Date Posted:
June 18, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Seasonal

Collections Project Coordinator

Description:

Position: Collections Project Coordinator

Supervisor: Interim Collections Manager

Type: Part-time, Nonexempt

Average Hours Per Week: 16

Hourly Rate Range: $20/hr

Target Start Date: ASAP


Organization Overview

Revolutionary Spaces is a new organization on Boston’s civic and cultural landscape, formed in January 2020 by the merger of the Bostonian Society and Old South Association.


Through community partnerships, contemporary forms of storytelling, and important civic conversations, Revolutionary Spaces strives to bring people together to explore the history and continue the work of democracy that is evoked so singularly by the two national treasures we care for – Old South Meeting House and the Old State House, located two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston. We believe that our nation’s most fundamental questions took shape here, and we are dedicated to creating experiences for our audiences that not only deepen understanding of the past, but also provide a fresh perspective on the world we live in today and help us create new ideas and tools to help us build a more just and equitable tomorrow.

Revolutionary Spaces is an equal opportunity employer. We center our work on the following values:

? Inclusion: We are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring accessibility on multiple dimensions.

? Relevance: We are dedicated to creatively linking lessons of the past with the interests and concerns of Boston’s diverse communities today.

? Boldness of thought: We address challenging topics and promote understanding in response to controversy.

? Engagement: We encourage people to engage, add their voices to today’s debates, and collaborate with others to discover new ways of thinking.

About the Position


Revolutionary Spaces seeks a Project Coordinator for Collections, a part-time position through November 2021, to head integral collections preservation and access plans related to construction and building needs. As the organization prepares for these projects to commence this fall, our library-based collections and archives must be relocated from its current spaces. The Project Coordinator’s central role will be to research, plan, and execute this move from our current Boston-based facility. The candidate will help determine appropriate storage requirements and facilities, oversee packing/transport/unpacking of library materials, and manage move-related vendors. This role will collaborate with the Interim Collections Manager and other staff members to ensure the safe and orderly movement of materials.


Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and locating off-site facilities to store collections items.
  • Coordinating and managing all move-related vendors.
  • Establishing relationships with external organizations for object deposits and library-based projects during the duration of the relocation.
  • Ordering and organizing packing-related supply ordering and organization.
  • Ensuring all library materials and 3D objects are safe and are housed in museum-grade materials.
  • Supervising and monitoring all packing activities on site in Boston as well as unpacking activities off site.
  • Installation and de-installation activities in regular galleries spaces across two sites on an as-needed basis.
Qualifications:
  • A Master’s Degree in Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or Applied Arts; preference given to those with experience handling archival materials, rare books, and manuscripts.
  • Collections management or registration experience and/or art handling/preparation and/or libraries and archives experience preferred.
  • Experience with Re:Discovery databases a plus, but experience with collections management software generally is welcomed.

Physical Requirements

Candidates will be expected to work out of offices and historic sites in downtown Boston. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a 300 year old historic building without an elevator. Candidates should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs. Candidates will also be required to lift boxes and properly handle objects at both sites and at the off-site collections storage facility. In order to manage off-site activities, candidates must have reliable transportation.

Benefits

Generous PTO and office holiday schedule; professional development; and free admission to many local museums.

How To Apply:
To apply, please email HR@RevolutionarySpaces.org with your resume and a brief cover letter. Please include "Collections Project Coordinator" in the subject line.
Apply by:
July 02, 2021
Salary:
$20
About this Organization:

Revolutionary Spaces connects people to the history and personal practice of democracy through an encounter with two of the nation’s most important Revolutionary sites, Boston’s Old State House and the Old South Meeting House.

    
We believe that each person has an important role to play in sustaining democracy and shaping our shared society. Through our interpretive programming – exhibits, tours, theatrical performances, visual art installations, and facilitated conversations – we seek to inspire all people to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.