Archive Collections Manager


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When

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

Where

150 Staniford St, Suite 7Boston, MA 02114


About

The West End Museum is looking for a Collections Manager to provide support to the Archivist every Wednesday for 3 hours a week.


Responsibilities include:


  • Catalogue Memory Letters, and other collections as they are needed or ready, using Past Perfect Software & determine protocol regarding this process.

  • Archive collections at the Archivist’s direction

  • Answer Researcher requests and prepare for Researcher visits

  • Keep track of donation, accession, loan, temporary use, deaccession paperwork

  • Number artefacts and check on their condition periodically

  • Determine what supplies are needed and request them.


No prior knowledge about the West End is required.


About the West End Museum:


We are a Boston neighborhood museum looking for committed and energetic people who are interested in the history and culture of Boston. The West End Museum is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the former West End neighborhood’s cultural heritage. This heritage owes its existence to an influx of immigrants who came to this neighborhood starting at approximately 1880. The West End’s destruction by eminent domain and urban renewal started in 1958, and evicted ten thousand people from their homes in the area. We are dedicated to the collection and preservation of these resident’s former neighborhood and the artifacts of the West End of Boston.

Working at this museum, you can expect to find a vibrant workplace of passionate men and women dedicated to preserving the West End’s memory, but also welcoming and eager for new members. A previous knowledge of the neighborhood is not required, but a general interest in historical studies is recommended for those wishing to join the organization. Much of the work here involves working with artifacts or transcripts from the residents of the West End, with many of them containing varied and engaging accounts of life in that time and place.

Aside from potentially useful knowledge of Boston and the West End, working with our museum will allow you to gain valuable credentials for your resume. Other museums may find these credentials especially valuable, as working here will also connect you to the rich community of museums in the area. Working here will also give to a much more easy access to the Boston area as we are so close the the North Station MBTA station, as well as a diverse assortment of local restaurants have either lunch or an early dinner at.


Call 617-723-2125, email thewestendmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.thewestendmuseum.org to apply. We would love to discuss a time to meet and welcome you to the museum.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Approximately 3 hours a week
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