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Call for Applications: Volunteer Curator
The Nye Museum is a professionally staffed non-profit organization that preserves and promotes three historic landmarks: a 1678 colonial farmhouse,1858 mill museum, and 1889 Grange Hall & Welcome Center. We are currently seeking a Volunteer Curator for our colonial house museum who will ensure the authenticity and attractiveness of our displays. This is a part-time, volunteer position that requires the ability to conduct historical research, knowledge of antiques, and the ability to work collaboratively with a curation committee. We offer a dynamic work environment with dedicated staff and a board that fully supports the museum’s mission to cultivate public understanding of this property’s historical significance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Primary point of contact for all curation-related matters from potential donations to creating new displays and exhibits
• Monitor the condition of the physical artifacts within the museum’s collections.
• Maintain policies and procedures relating to accessions and inventory.
• Trains tour guides, interns, and volunteers to interpret and responsibly handle artifacts on display.
• Determine the method of disposition of surplus materials to control collection content and size and to enhance revenue.
• Assists museum staff, volunteers, and the general public in accessing and interpreting the contents of the collection.
• Represent Museum in a professional manner when interacting with the public, whether on site or off.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Library Science, or field experience related to antiques, museums, or historic properties and/or parks.
Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge and understanding of accessioning and deaccessioning of artifacts.
• Background knowledge and appreciation of early New England history.
• Knowledge of historical research methodology, principles, and procedures.
• Skills in creating new exhibits and improving the design of existing ones
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.
• Thorough knowledge of professional and ethical museum standards.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Extensive knowledge of acquisition processes to obtain new artifacts.
This part-time position is open until filled by the appropriate candidate. Serious candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to David Shorten, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Job requires ability to navigate stairs, some lifting, and walking the grounds.
Job Type: Part-time (5-10 hours per week)
• Bachelor's (Preferred)
• East Sandwich, MA 02537