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The West End Museum

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The West End Museum

The West End Museum is looking for an exhibit writer to create succinct text descriptions for wall labels. The writer will attend a weekly meeting with the Executive Director to receive a research outline and discuss upcoming exhibits. Additional research and writing can be done remotely.

Requirements:

*Reliable with deadlines
* Ability to attend a weekly meeting (1-2 hours long) at the museum
*An interest in historical research
*The ability to convert outlines into exhibit text
*The ability to write descriptions for material culture
*An understanding of how to write for a broad target audience

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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 StBoston, MA 02114

(42.36419,-71.0638)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Curating
  • History
  • Research
  • English
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-2 hours a week onsite at the museum, additional work as needed

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