Applications due July 16, 2014.
Founded in 1870 and located in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town’s rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals. The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections, and will be a partner in managing the archival collections. Duties include: • Work closely with the director and board in carrying out the vision for the collections according to policy; • Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities; • Keep collections records, including accessions, cataloging and maintaining the existing collections database and research files; • Design 1 – 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits; • Research collections and share findings in articles and presentations; • Collaborate to enhance and present educational programs. This is a year-round, 18 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies, history or related field with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficiency with MS Office and with other graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, accountability, creativity, and independent judgment. To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to: Ms. Jane Hennedy, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16, 2014.