Collections Associates [Museum Village]

Two-year paid positions as Collections Associates offered for a 2011-2013 IMLS Museums for America grant implementation at Museum Village in Monroe, NY to begin as soon as October 1. As a staff
member, duties would involve research and cataloguing of a large collection of 19th century American material culture at a living history museum. Duties would also entail handling of objects. The strong candidate would be a graduate of a museum studies program with some knowledge of and experience with collections management. Education might also include American Studies/ Public History/Museum Education. Knowledge of Past Perfect database software is preferred, but training is available. This 30
plus hours a week position is offered to the individual who plans to use this experience to launch/further a career as a museum profession. The museum is located next to a Park & Ride in the
Hudson Valley; it is 1 hour from NYC by bus. A travel voucher may be available. Send CV and cover letter by mail: Robert Schmick, Ph.D., Museum Director, Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, NY
10950, or email: rschmick@museumvillage.org

Volunteer Collection Assistants, Volunteer Administrative Assistants [Museum Village]

Volunteer Collections Assistants are immediately needed to assist in ILMS and NYSCA grant-funded projects. This is a great opportunity for history, education and museum studies students to get professional growth experience at a living history museum. Duties may include digital imaging, data entry on a Past Perfect collections database, research, archiving, collections care, interactive education development, and exhibition design and development. The positions are at Museum Village in Monroe, NY, which is less than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily accessible by bus or train. The living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that house a collection in excess of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a resume and cover letter highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert Schmick, Director of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M,
Monroe, NY 10950, or email: rschmick@museumvillage.org .

Volunteer Museum Administrative Assistants are immediately needed. This is a rare
opportunity to get professional growth experience at a living history museum training directly
with museum professionals. Duties would be project based, and they would include work
on fundraising, educational outreach, membership development, public relations, grant
application preparation. The positions are at Museum Village in Monroe, NY, which is less
than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily accessible by bus or train. The
living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that house a collection in excess
of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a resume and cover letter
highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert Schmick, Director
of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950, or email:
rschmick@museumvillage.org .

Collections Associate [Museum Village]

Two paid positions as Collections Associates are immediately available to continue work on an
ILMS grant funded project to inventory and photograph a large collection of American material
culture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The 35-40 hour per week positions would
entail some initial training, digital imaging and data entry using Past Perfect software; some
research will be required for preliminary identification of objects. Some lifting and adaptability
to dusty spaces will be required. The successful candidate should have completed collections
management course work or have collections experience, including familiarity with care and
preservation. Other duties may include assistance on exhibition development, digital archiving,
and the development of interactive educational resources. The positions are at Museum Village
in Monroe, NY, which is less than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily
accessible by bus or train. The living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that
house a collection in excess of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a
resume and cover letter highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert
Schmick, Director of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY
10950, or email: rschmick@museumvillage.org.