Founded in 1870, 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 its photographs. He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program.
The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision;
· Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities;
· Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions;
· Design 1 – 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits
This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required.
Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history 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 with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters.