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


5401 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48202



Assist the Society’s Collections and Exhibitions department by physically ensuring artifacts are stored properly and records are correctly maintained with the overall goal of updating the Society’s collection on a consistent schedule.


-Ensure physical placement of inventoried artifacts;

-Update PastPerfect records accordingly and on a regular basis;

-Upload/update a variety of backlogged items;

-Conduct limited research to assist in identifying unknown objects;

-Identify inventoried artifacts by a variety of means: i.e. sewing labels, when appropriate, etc.;

-Assist with other inventory projects, as needed.


We ask that candidates are willing to commit to at least 6 months of service; and have the ability to provide a minimum of 8 hours per week (either in one full day or two half days).

There will be a two week trial period for this volunteer position. DHS will work with each volunteer to assign duties that are a best fit for our needs and each individual interest level.


-Intermediate computer skills;

-Maintain the ability to follow precise directions;

-Ability to lift 15-20 pounds and comfort utilizing a step ladder;

-Ability to sit for long periods of time and walk our warehouse on occasion;

-Maintain the ability to work individually and as part a team environment.


Volunteers will receive on-the-job training in PastPerfect and inventory procedures from our Collections and Exhibitions department.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to at least 6 months of service

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