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
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
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
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.
- Researching and locating off-site facilities to
store collections items.
- Coordinating and managing all move-related
- Establishing relationships with external organizations
for object deposits and library-based projects during the duration of the
- 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.
- 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 with Re:Discovery databases a plus,
but experience with collections management software generally is welcomed.
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.
PTO and office holiday schedule; professional development; and free admission
to many local museums.