Assistant Director

Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, Kingston, RI

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations of the Society, complete projects based on the organization’s goals, and foster an appreciation of history in a welcoming environment. This is year-round, part-time position (20 hours maximum per week) including daytime hours on Thursday and Saturday. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of museum administration while also being an important member of our dynamic organization, which is relaunching in May 2016 as the South County History Center. Major Duties: Manage and grow a comprehensive intern, volunteer, and docent and program; plan and execute engaging programs and events; support collections inventory projects and exhibition development; responsible for retail operations at the Old Washington County Jail, give tours and staff programs and events as necessary. Some evening hours may be required for special events. Work is performed in a historic building, and physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs. Requirements: Passion for local history; minimum of two years of experience in a museum or comparable institution as an employee or volunteer; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; ability to successfully manage work and time of multiple interns and volunteers. Competitive hourly pay rate. Application deadline: April 24, 2016, or until filled. Please submit letter describing your interest and related skills and experience, a résumé, and list of references to Executive Director, at No walk-ins or phone calls accepted. EOE Posted on: 03/29/2016