The Waterbury Historical Society seeks a part-time collections manager to catalog and maintain its collection of artifacts, photographs, historical documents, and other items.
The Collections Manager is a contracted employee of the Town of Waterbury at a rate of $20.00 per hour, for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
- Oversee the organization, cataloging, and storage of all current and new items in the collection according to industry best practices, under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
- Supervise cataloguers, and general volunteers in the record-keeping, organization, and care of the collection.
- Collaborate with and advise the Accession/Deaccession Committee to recommend to the Board of Directors items to be accepted or removed from the collection, in keeping with approved policies.
- Develop and maintain documentation for deeds of gift, loans of collection items, and hosting of temporary exhibits.
- Work closely with the curator to refresh exhibits and provide guided tours on an appointment basis.
- Attend monthly board meetings and report to the Board of Directors.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong research, interpretive, and writing skills.
- Passion for history and enthusiasm for sharing that history with the community.
- Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology for online searches, document creation and management, photographing, scanning, and uploading.
- Willingness to learn.
- Experience in using PastPerfect or similar digital archival industry standard platform.
- Knowledge of Vermont/Waterbury history.
Submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Cheryl Casey, WHS President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Waterbury Historical Society is a non-profit organization and the keeper of the historical archives of the Town of Waterbury, Vermont. WHS also has a modest but growing museum, quarterly programs that draw from our collection of Waterbury history, and an active membership. The museum and programs are free and open to the public.
– Posted 8/5/22