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Historical Archive Assistant/Research Assistant

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WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Webster Groves Historical Society is seeking an Assistant/Research Assistant for our Historical Archives.

  • Responsible for cataloging, preserving, documenting, and organizing the valuable collections of historical information that have been donated or collected.
  • Key duties of the job include:

    • evaluating, selecting, retrieving, and arranging materials
    • answering inquiries
    • organizing together with the Museum Manager; publicity events such as talks and exhibitions
    • making the archives accessible to a wide range of users by digitizing the archive contents.
    • storing and preserving perishable documents
    • producing teaching materials
    • We are seeking people who are:

      • inquisitive
      • methodical and logical
      • organized, with excellent administrative skills
      • highly IT-literate
      • able to work in a team
      • friendly and able to relate well to a wide range of users
      • excellent verbal communicators
      • able to carry out independent research
      • forward-thinking, with an ability to anticipate and prepare for changing uses of archived information

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About WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1155 S ROCK HILL RD, WEBSTER GRVS, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

The beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.

Description

The Hawken House was the home of Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken. It was built in 1867 and owned by the Hawken family until 1912. Several other families later called this house their home until it was purchased by the Webster Groves Historical Society and moved to its current location in 1970. Graciously furnished to reflect a post Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era. Today, the beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with programming, events, tours, archive management, landscaping, and Architectural Preservation.

Arts & Culture
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1155 South Rock HIll RoadWebster GrovesSaint Louis, MO 63119

(38.57341,-90.36643)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • Data Entry
  • History
  • Secretarial
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • By arrangement with the Archives Manager, must be able to work in person at the Archives in Webster Groves. Usually 2-4 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work without supervision, and with a great amount of detail.

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