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The West End Museum

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The West End Museum

The West End Museum is a nonprofit neighborhood museum located next to North Station in Downtown Boston. With rotating programs and events which change often and require researching information and material, the museum needs someone to assist in researching and reporting findings in essay format, an edited version of which will be used as the basis for publicity postings and programs.

(This position is ideal for a graduate student or someone with research experience who enjoys learning about engaging historical and urban events. )

Time Commitment:
- 2-3 hours per week
- Research work (part of the hourly commitment) may be done at home
- Meetings will be held at the museum

Candidates Should:
- Be familiar with the basics of research
- Be able to express ideas with clarity
- Be familiar with the method of including sources for program material
- Be able to brain-storm in a small group setting
- Communicate in a timely manner with the program director
- Be punctual in meeting deadlines
- Be forthright in conveying research difficulties

Skills:
- Research experience
- Ability to organize material
- Ability to articulate search results in a clear and coherent manner
- Willingness to take on research challenges

FOR MORE INFORMATION: thewestendmuseum.org

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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 Street - Suite 7Boston, MA 02114

(42.36419,-71.0638)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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