PART-TIME COLLECTION ASSISTANT
Hours: 15-20 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $11/hour
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
The Collection Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be focused on care and maintenance of the collections and the historic house using proper handling and collection care techniques. The Assistant will clean exhibition spaces on a weekly basis, monitor the house for any changes, monitor the museum environment on a monthly basis through the use of Hobo Dataloggers and light meters, and implement the museum’s pest management plan on a monthly basis. The Assistant will assist the Curator of Collections on seasonal exhibit setup and takedown, collections moves and deep cleans, as well as collection and archival inventories, rehousing, data entry, filing and other projects as-needed.
Monday is a required day for this position.
• Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, or a related field
• Experience handling artifacts, especially museum collections
• Skilled at managing spreadsheets and data entry
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to self-manage and stay on task, but work well with others
• Master’s degree in museum studies, history, or related field
• Experience cleaning historic house museums and/or collections
• Experience assessing and rehousing collections
• Efficiency in PastPerfect collections database
Physical demands associated with this position include reaching, handling, and lifting. The position requires the ability to see detail close up and at a distance (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision).
Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to use spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.
To apply, email your letter of intent, a current resume, and references to:
Curator of Collections