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Researcher in Local History & Culture Museum

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ORGANIZATION: RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

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Richmond Museum of History
Richmond Museum of History is housed in a historic Carnegie Library built in 1910.

Local history museum seeks Research Volunteers to provide community members with support in conducting research using museum collections and archives.

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture has been in the community for over sixty years, collecting and preserving element's of Richmond's rich history and culture for future generations. The permanent collection and archives was started in 1951 and contains a plethora of documents and artifacts related to the development of Richmond and greater West Contra Costa Country.

The position of Researcher requires learning the collection and archives in order to best carry out an important aspect of our mission--education. Volunteer must be willing to handle fragile and delicate historical documents and artifacts.

Researchers from all walks of life come to the museum to learn more about various subjects. Please help us better serve the community by joining us as a public history research technician.

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About RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

Location:

PO BOX 1267, RICHMOND, CA 94802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richmond Museum Association is to preserve, display and educate about the history of Richmond, California and the surrounding area.

Description

The Richmond Musuem Association (RMA) operates the Richmond Museum of History, located in a historic Carnegie Library. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4PM for a small admission fee. The largest artifact in the museum collection is the SS Red Oak Victory, a Victory Ship built in 1944 for use in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. The ship is open for docent lead and self guided tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3.

The Richmond Museum Association (RMA) offers volunteer opportunities for people of all walks of life. Our community of like-minded volunteers works toward a common goal to inspire people through Richmond history. RMA will make you feel welcome whether you seek to develop professional skills, deepen your own personal interests or just want to feel more connected to the past. The Museum and SS Red Oak Victory depend on volunteers with a wide range of skills so we can accomplish goals like operating the ship under her own power or ensuring every local student visits the Museum once during elementary school. We offer a wide range of positions to fit diverse skill sets including everything from greeting guests to education to ship restoration and everything in between. Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, leading to health benefits and enhanced quality of life, so join us today!

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 Nevin Ave.Richmond, CA 94802

(37.9372,-122.358)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Research
  • Library Sciences

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies but likely about six hours per month
  • Previous experience in history research desired. This experience can be supplemented with any other related experience.

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