Collections Inventory Volunteer
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum
Collections Volunteers help care for and manage the collections of the McHenry County Historical Society. All collections work is done onsite at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum Campus in Union. The McHenry County Historical Society seeks a qualified and motivated Collections Volunteer to continue a comprehensive inventory of our 3-dimensional collections storage area. Under the supervision of the Exhibits Curator, the Collections Management Volunteer will assist with collections management and care.
The Collections Management Volunteer will perform the following duties:
- Create typed inventory sheets of museum objects on storage shelves
- Handle and relocate objects in the collection.
- Interest in local history
- Basic computer skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently.
- Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Collections Volunteer Benefits:
- Learn about McHenry County history.
- An insight to how museum collections are managed.
- Hands on experience working with the museum collections.
- Behind the scenes access to the museum collections.
- Chance to make new friends and be part of an exciting team.
Time Commitment: Preferred once a week for 3-4 hours. At least a 3 month commitment. Flexible schedule. The office is open to collections volunteers from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays only. Staff and volunteers adhere to CDC Covid guidelines. Masks are worn at all times on the museum campus.
Training Required: Attend volunteer orientation session with Exhibits Curator.
About McHenry County Historical Society and Museum
6432 MAIN ST, UNION, IL 60180, US
We engage and educate current and future generations by preserving and sharing McHenry County history.
Established in 1963, our members, staff and volunteers have an almost fifty-year track record rich in preservation, education, and entertainment contributions to McHenry County.
We create learning experiences and events. We focus on local culture, organizational and family history. We collect and care for notable artifacts. We participate in the activities of like-minded organizations, throughout McHenry County.
Besides operating the museum, the Society plaques historic sites and structures, holds adult workshops and classes, makes available traveling exhibits and arranges a wide variety of school and other group programs.