Collections Assistant – PT

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, seeks a collections assistant to be responsible for completing the digitization and cataloging of assigned sections of its permanent archival collection of photographs according to the standards set forth by the Museum, working under a grant from IMLS. The collections assistant will work with the Collections Manager on assigned portions to digitize and catalogue photographs appropriately by using the Museum’s collections management software, PastPerfect. This is a one-year, temporary grant-funded position made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Primary Responsibilities: Catalogue and digitize assigned sections of Museum’s permanent archival collection via PastPerfect; Assist in data migration and clean-up for files already in PastPerfect and/or in paper files; Works closely with Collections Manager to develop PastPerfect collections database of archival material. Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, library sciences, archival management, or related field. Must be knowledgeable in metadata standards and archival best practices. Excellent organizational and communication skills; knowledge of computer database PastPerfect5 and experience scanning various types of photographic material. Send cover letter and resume to to apply, by January 15th. Hourly: $15/hour. Posted on: 12/02/2015