Museum Collections Assistant


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Fire Museum of Maryland1301 York Road-rear buildingLutherville, MD 21093

Kids came dressed in their Halloween costumes and got to interact with people from the past who talked about fire fighting long ago.


Ever want to learn about the behind-the-scenes of a museum? Come work with us and help care for the Fire Museum of Maryland's extensive collections.We've got historic photographs, archival materials, a staff library, and lots of 3-D objects that relate to the history of the fire service.

Working with the Registrar, you'll be learning about caring for these artifacts, and will help with the rearrangement of the collections storage areas in preparation for the installation of compact storage. You'll learn about packing objects properly, marking and labeling, some cleaning and might even have the opportunity to research specific artifacts.

Requires someone with computer skills, as you will be working with the Museum's database, PastPerfect, as well as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Some training will be required to learn about PastPerfect.

Job can get dirty, as you are often cleaning off shelves, moving boxes, etc. - so be prepared!

The volunteer would be using PastPerfect5, a museum software program for collections and membership and will be working directly with the Registrar/Research Director and the Collections Assistant to put together a work plan for packing and storing items in preparation for construction and then for installation in new storage spaces.


  • Photography
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 +/-hours/week
  • PC computer skills, Microsoft Office

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