Collections Manager

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The West End Museum

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The West End Museum

The West End Museum is looking for a Collections Manager to provide support to the Archivist 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 artifacts 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.

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About The West End Museum

Location:

150 Staniford St., (Entrance on Lomasney Way), Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

The West End Museum is a neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston. The Museum acknowledges its role as and educational institution and a trustee of significant material culture. The West End Museum fulfills its mission by providing exhibits to the public and access to its collections for research, and serving as a resource to the West End neighborhood for historical and cultural interests. It involves the public in its mission through outreach programming, neighborhood events, and educational programming, thereby increasing and sustaining the public's appreciation of an important American urban neighborhood from the 17th century to the present time.

Description

About the West End Museum:

We are a Boston neighborhood museum looking for people who are interested in the history and culture of the City of Boston, its immigrant era, and urban renewal. The Museum is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers and dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston.

You can expect to find a casual workplace of friendly volunteers who are welcoming and eager to engage with the public. A previous knowledge of the neighborhood is not required, but an appreciation of its historical significance is helpful.

The Museum is conveniently located close to the MBTA Science Park/West End Station and North Station. Bowdoin Station is about a 10-minute walk.

Visit www.thewestendmuseum.org for more information.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

150 Staniford St, Suite 7Boston, MA 02114

(42.36419,-71.0638)
 

SKILLS

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Curating
  • Archeology
  • History
  • Database Administration

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 3 hours a week

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