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Summer Collections Assistant/Internship - Hanford Mills Museum - East Meredith, NY

  • 28 Feb 2019 1:01 PM
    Message # 7192019

    Collections Assistant

    Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY

    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 Collections Technician and other staff with a variety of projects related to HMM’s full-site inventory as well as collections management and care. Projects may include:

    • Researching and reconciling undocumented objects
    • Processing found-in-collections objects, including:
    • Numbering and cataloging permanent collections objects
    • Processing education collection objects, including assisting with deaccessioning objects from permanent to education collection
    • Completing basic housekeeping and care of collections storage areas and objects

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to perform tasks that requires moderate physical exertion, stand/walk for long periods 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 collections management software

    Duration: This paid summer position is expected to last 12 weeks; the assistant will work 37.5 hours per week with an hourly rate of $12.50 to $14.00.

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

    To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to Kajsa Harley at kajsah@hanfordmills.org

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