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Wed Dec 27, 2017 - Fri Jun 29, 2018


400 Nevin Ave.Richmond, CA 94802
The main collection storage area is where the majority of the artifacts in the permanent collection are stored. Museum staff and volunteers are working to complete a digitized inventory of our holdings in accordance with best practices in the museum field.


The Richmond Museum of History is conducting an inventory of the permanent collection. The Inventory Technician will work closely with the Museum staff and other volunteers to continue the effort to complete a full digital inventory of the permanent collection. The Museum is very fortunate to have excellent paper records dating back over sixty years. In an effort to be better stewards of the collection, the Museum began the process to create a digital inventory in 2014 and the work continues today. In December 2017, the Museum was awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue the inventory project! We're excited to move the project forward into the next step of paperwork reconciliation.

Duties of this volunteer include reconciling artifacts and catalog cards, handling, and photographing artifacts, creating short descriptions of artifacts, creating digital images of artifacts, measuring artifacts, data entry into Past Perfect software program. Students are expected to dedicate at least four hours per week to the internship.

The Richmond Museum of History is located roughly six blocks from BART and one block from AC Transit 72 line.

The Richmond Museum of History is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is proud to be the oldest organization in West Contra Costa County dedicated to preserving local history. The Richmond Museum of History is housed in a Carnegie Library and owns the most significant collection of historical material and documents in the local area. The permanent collection was established in 1950 and is comprised of a variety of materials including textiles, fine art, archaeological collections, historical artifacts, documents, photographs. The Museum staff is small but what we lack in capacity, we far make up for in enthusiasm and love for our work.

The Richmond Museum of History is currently transitioning from a grassroots, volunteer lead effort to a professional nonprofit lead by academically trained staff. The staff is working to reinvigorate the museum, gain new support within the community and seeks to become more relevant to the modern residents of Richmond. We accomplish this by conducting community outreach, broadening the scope of history we interpret and hosting community advisory meetings.


  • History
  • Data Entry
  • Research
  • Library Sciences
  • Archeology
  • Arts Administration

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Requirements & Commitment

  • open
  • Good attention to detail

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