Collections Research Volunteer


(38.809437,-77.04572)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden614 Oronoco St.Alexandria, VA 22314


About

Position:

Research Volunteer/Collections Volunteer

Objective:

To research collection objects at the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden in support of its mission of preserving, maintaining, and interpreting the museum and its collection, thus serving as a historic, cultural, and educational resource for the community in the city of Alexandria.

Responsibilities:

  • Sign in daily with the on-site administrator for any specific instructions.
  • Develop a solid knowledge of the museum, its history, and the collection in order to maximize research efforts.
  • Conduct research on specified objects within the collection.
  • Make changes/additions to PastPerfect collections management database as directed.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the collection, and follow best practices when moving or handling objects.
  • Attend training as scheduled by the museum staff, including regular volunteer meetings.
  • May provide other collections assistance as needed, such as routine inventory and cleaning.

Supervisor:

Assistant Manager, Executive Director

Requirements:

Hours and schedule are self-determined but time spent researching at the museum must occur within the museum’s normal hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 10-4 PM.

Qualifications:

  • Must enjoy working in a museum setting.
  • Research experience is required, a background in history or art history is desired.
  • Experience working with museum collections is also a plus, but not required.

Training:

Training and guidance will be provided by museum staff, with special emphasis on collections handling. Research guidelines and a site history are provided upon start date.

Benefits:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 10% off gift shop purchases
  • Free admission to historic sites throughout Old Town Alexandria.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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