Molly Brown House Museum

Temporary Part-Time Archive Assistant

Molly Brown House Museum – 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

Hours: 15 hours per week, not to exceed 26 weeks

Hourly Rate: $15/hour

The Molly Brown House Museum supports students and emerging professionals with valuable museum experience. The Museum aims to provide the Archive Assistant with an opportunity to expand their skillset and find new opportunities in the field of public history and museum studies.

The Archive Assistant position is a non-exempt, part-time, temporary position scheduled for 15 hours/week. This position is for immediate hire and training will be provided. The position will terminate after 26 weeks of employment, or on December 31, 2020. The rate of pay is $15.00/hr.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

The Archive Assistant will assist the Curator of Collections on reorganization of the museum’s records and archives. The Archive Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be focused on archival tasks including:

Filing and organizing institutional records and archives using best museum practices.
Scanning and photographing documents and archives.
Labeling and rehousing records and archives using best museum practices.
Researching documents including other institutions’ archives.
Working with Collector Systems web-based collections database.

Necessary Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to use basic technical equipment such as iPad cameras and scanners.
Research skills both online and within libraries and archives.
Ability to self-manage and stay on task, while working well with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience researching within museum or library archives.
Knowledge of archival organization within museums or libraries.
Experience working with a collections database.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities. 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). Physical demands associated with the position include reaching, handling and operating basic computing and imaging equipment.

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 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, please send resume, cover letter, and references to:

Stephanie McGuire, Curator of Collections