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Summer Collections Assistant - Hanford Mills Museum (East Meredith, NY)

  • 02 Mar 2023 11:14 AM
    Message # 13116830

    Brief Description: Hanford Mills Museum (HMM) operates an authentic water and steam-powered National Register-listed historic site in East Meredith, NY. The Museum seeks a summer Collections Assistant to work closely with staff on a variety of key collections projects. HMM is able to offer this position as part of a for-credit internship for students enrolled in relevant graduate or undergraduate projects.

    Responsibilities: The Collections Assistant will assist the Mill & Collections Specialist and other staff with a variety of collections care and management work as part of an IMLS-funded project. These projects may include: object and collections research; surveying undocumented and permanent collections objects; cataloging object data in PastPerfect database; marking education and permanent collections objects; assisting with object evaluation and deaccession proposals; and completing basic housekeeping and care of objects and collections storage areas, and other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Ability to perform tasks that require remaining stationary and moving throughout the site, moving objects, on varying surfaces, inside and outside, and in a variety of conditions
    • Effective organization and time management skills
    • Strong attention to detail

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Enrolled in or completed bachelor’s or master’s degree program in museum studies, history, education, environmental studies, or a related field
    • Knowledge of basic collections and interpretive practices
    • Experience with and/or interest in gaining experience with a range of objects, including industrial machines, hand tools, domestic objects, and textiles
    • Experience with collections management software (especially PastPerfect)

    Duration & Pay Rate: This paid summer position is expected to last 10-12 weeks; the assistant will work 37.5 hours per week with an hourly rate of $14.25. Hanford Mills operates on a Wednesday-Sunday work schedule during this time.

    Hiring to begin on a rolling basis starting on March 15.

    To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Kevin Jensen at kevinj@hanfordmills.org.

ALHFAM • P.O. Box 16, Rochdale, MA 01542 - info@alhfam.org

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