Jobs, Internships & Opportunities

Archives Assistant– Healey Library Archives and Special Collections Department 

Job Number: #13861
Posted: 8/03/2017
Apply immediately
Description
Assist University Archives and Special Collections staff in the day-to-day operations of the Archives by performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, staffing the reception desk, welcoming researchers and visitors, responding to basic reference questions, assisting researchers with signing in and filling out required forms, doing data entry for Archival administrative and research projects, including the Mass Memories Road Show, re-foldering archival collections, re-shelving research materials after patron use, moving and shelving full archival cartons, other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Archives department and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner. Coursework and/or interest in history, public history, archival studies, American Studies or related field is desirable but not required. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
20 hours/week
Pay Level: III: $11.25/hr – 12.25/hr
Full job description is posted on the Student Employment Services website. https://www.umb.edu/life_on_campus/student_employment
To apply:Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to library.archives@umb.edu

Collections Care Intern (Volunteer)–House of the Seven Gables–Salem, Mass.

Posted: 7/25/2017

Deadline: open.  Position begins Fall 2017
Overview
The House of the Seven Gables seeks an intern pursuing a degree in history, public history, museum studies, conservation, or a related field for a learning experience with our part-time collections care team. The Collections Care intern would support a variety of initiatives in the fall 2018 including general collection care, integrated pest management in a museum collection, data entry and condition reporting for the collection inventory project, and preparation for a major accession/deaccession project. Training in basic collections handling and care will be provided.  This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to work with two experienced professionals in the field, and gain valuable job skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Collections care and housekeeping in museum exhibit space.
• Assist with integrated pest management program.
• Use PastPerfect for collections data entry related to an inventory project. As items are being entered assist with creating object files and condition reports.
• Assist with preparation of an accession/deaccession project.
• Support the formation of an updated collections policy for The House of the Seven Gables SettlementAssociation.
• Arrive to the internship on-time and work the entire scheduled shift as determined with collections care team.
Qualifications

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

• Must be able to take direction and adjust to changing circumstances quickly
• Must have the ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and other staff members
• Must be able to accept supervision, work both independently and in a group, and be flexible to changing situations.
• Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Have a basic knowledge of PastPerfect or another data collection software platform
• Have a basic knowledge of historic Salem
• Interest in history and museum work.
• Be presentable, well groomed, and wear name badge with lanyard, when appropriate (given by The Gables).

 

For more information or questions, please contact Special Projects Manager Julie Arrison-Bishop at 978-744-0991 x152 or jarrison@7Gables.org.

Educator–Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

Posted: 7/27/2017
Deadline: 8/11/2017

Overview:
This position is perfect for those who love to share their passion for history with others and facilitate meaning-making for visitors in a historic site.  As the public faces of the Old North Church, educators must be friendly, outgoing, and engaging to our visitors (approximately 500,000 annually), ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Responsibilities

· Welcoming and providing excellent customer service to all visitors
· Leading brief presentations on the history of the church to groups as large as 200 people and as small as 10
· Facilitating thirty minute tours and additional educational programs
· Engaging various audiences (such as families and K-12 groups) with the history of Old North Church· Providing information on the North End neighborhood and the city of Boston
· Opening and closing the church campus; keeping the church building clean
· Encouraging visitors to donate upon entrance and visit the gift shop upon exit
Qualifications:
· Excellent public speaking skills and a friendly smile
· Mature and outgoing personality; must love talking with people!
· Outstanding customer service skills
· Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously· Interest in education, history, or museums
· Reliability and professional appearance
Previous education, theater, hospitality, and customer service experience a plus!

This position requires climbing steep stairs, navigating narrow passageways and working in indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions.

Requires near-full time commitment through late October with fewer hours after that.

How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to jobs@oldnorth.com. Please include position you are applying for in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until August 14th. Please no phone calls!

The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer.www.oldnorth.com

Part time Audiovisual Archives Intern – JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston MA

Posted: 7/11/2017
Deadline:7/30/2017

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills, to work with a wide variety of patrons. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

The Audiovisual interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. There may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s interest and the archives’ needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around September 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for two interns to work 16 hours per week.

To Apply:

Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the  LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03 in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 30 July 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically (with pdf attachments) with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[Your Name]”  to laurie.austin@nara.gov

 

 

 

Historic Tour Guide: City of Quincy Heart of the City Tour
Old City Hall/Hancock Cemetery – Quincy MA

Posted: 6/29/17

The City of Quincy’s Heart of the City Tour Program seeks qualified individuals for seasonal, part-time, hourly positions as tour guides from July through November.   

Responsibilities: Welcoming and providing excellent customer service for visitors, leading 40 min. tours of Old City Hall and the Hancock Cemetery, opening and closing the program, working with staff and volunteers at the Church of the Presidents to coordinate seamless visitor experiences.

Qualifications: Ability to work independently for extended periods, excellent public speaking and customer service skills, outgoing personality, comfort interacting with the general public, maturity and reliability, interest in history and/or museums a plus, flexible thinking and ability to adapt to unplanned situations.  Current or past work experience at historic sites, museums or similar settings preferred.   This position requires the ability to climb stairs and  to work in both indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions.

Selection for the position will be contingent upon successful completion of a CORI check. Selected candidate will be required to attend training prior to starting position.

Work hours: Seasonal, part-time, 7- 28 hrs.. per week (potential),  weekdays, July 3 – Nov. 19.y.  Candidates must be available traditional holidays (4th of July, etc.)

Hourly rate: $14-$16/hr. contingent on experience.

Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume (2-page sufficient) and references to Mark Carey at macarey@quincyma.gov

Photography Cataloging Intern, Unpaid – Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts

Posted: 5/8/2017

 

Located in the heart of downtown Lynn, the Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts engages and enriches Lynn’s diverse community through history and art. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented intern to serve as the Photography Cataloging Intern. The Lynn Museum hosts a collection of over 12,000 historic photographs ranging across the 19th and 20th centuries. As of yet, the photographs are not catalogued or recorded. The long-term objective of the Lynn Museum is to create an itemized finding aid that adheres to archival standards in order to continue our mission of making history accessible to the public. The intern will contribute to the initial step of this goal by beginning the cataloging process of the photographs. Duties include logging metadata and relevant descriptors and tags into a spreadsheet. Qualifications: proficiency with computers; experience with Google Sheets; detail-oriented; strong communication and organizational skills; weekday availability (M-F, 9 AM – 4 PM). Interest in archival management, photography, museum studies, or history is a plus.  

 

Time Frame: 8-10 weeks, 5-10 hours per week.

The Lynn Museum is located steps away from the MBTA Commuter Rail Central Square Station.


If interested, please send resume, cover letter with availability, and the names and contact information of two references to Judith Marshall, Education and Research Specialist, at judith@lynnmuseum.org. Please make sure to include the name of the internship position in the subject line.

Temporary Archivist/Librarian – LFB USA Group

Posted: 4/20/2017

The Archivist/Librarian will be responsible for archiving and retrieving, as required, all GXP records within the LFB USA Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate records for retention
  • Arrange the acquisition and retrieval of records
  • Catalogue collections and manage information records
  • Liaise with depositors of records
  • Advise users on how to best access, use, and interpret archives
  • Prepare record-keeping systems and procedures for archival retention and/or destruction of records
  • Maintain user-friendly, computer-aided search systems
  • Identify efficient ways of protecting and preserving records
  • Advise on the ongoing, organizing, and storage of material
  • Be responsible for offsite record storage
  • Scan all records to be archived
  • Responsible for retrieval of records during inspections

Required:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
Minimum 2 years experience in archival or librarian functions. Pharma experience a plus.

To apply for this position please visit www.lfb-usa.com and follow the careers link.

Student Program Coordinator – Massachusetts Historical Society

Posted: 4/20/2017
Deadline: 5/3/2017

The Center for the Teaching of History at the Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a full-time Student Program Coordinator to develop and implement programs for K-12 students, and collaborate with library staff members to offer programs to college and university constituents. S/he will assist with the administration of Massachusetts History Day, and the creation of resources for History Day participants. The Coordinator also assists the Director of the Center in developing and implementing programs for teachers, fundraising, grant writing, and day-to-day administration. Committed to using its unique resources to improve and support the teaching of American history in all K-12 classrooms, the Society launched the CTH in January 2017 to promote the central role of history in American culture through a variety of high-quality teacher workshops, student programs, and online resources.

Responsibilities 

  • Research and lead history-based programs to K-12 students, and work with library staff members to offer programs to college and university classes.
  • Create and manage resources for students participating in Massachusetts History Day.
  • Provide administrative support to Massachusetts History Day program, especially related to the organization of regional and state contests.
  • Collaborate with MHS staff to prepare curricular materials for presentation on the MHS website.
  • Manage administrative aspects of student and teacher programs including registration and scheduling, and in-house logistics.
  • Promote CTH activities through the Society’s website, publications, and social media.
  • Assist with fundraising efforts and the creation of grant applications and reports.
  • Travel to local schools and organizations to deliver programs; potential travel opportunities to National History Day competitions and local and national conferences.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in program or curriculum development and delivery
  • Demonstrated success delivering programs to children in any grades, but especially grades 5-12
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts History & Social Science Frameworks and Common Core State Standards.
  • Experience interpreting historical documents, material culture, and landscapes
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to read and transcribe cursive writing
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences including staff members, educators, and K-12 students
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

**This is a grant-funded position dependent on funding renewal. This position is subject to a background check. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Application Procedures

Send a résumé, cover letter, & list of three (3) references to: education@masshist.org, noting STUDENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR in the subject line. Please respond by Wednesday, May 3.

Administrative Assistant – UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Posted: 4/20/2017

Administrative assistant wanted, to work with a Senior Fellow in UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.  Assistant will  index, categorize and photograph several hundred items for deposit in the developing Women’s Public Leadership Archive. 

Ability to work independently, with some supervision and training from University Archives and Special Collections staff.  Experience with  MS Excel, digital photography and file management. 

Compensation: $13/hr.  Preferred timespan: Summer, 2017.  Location: Belmont, MA. 

For more information or to apply, please contact library.archives@umb.edu.

Public History Internship – New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Posted: 4/20/2017
Deadline: 5/15/2017

Contact: Executive Director Laura Orleans (508) 993-8894,
info@fishingheritagecenter.org
fishingheritagecenter.org
Compensation: $1500 stipend

Project Description: The Center is currently engaged in researching the history of organized labor on the New Bedford waterfront from 1930 to present. The project will explore the history of unions and other industry and community organizations, including their formation, role, and demise/dissolution, through a combination of archival research and oral history interviews. Documentation of the story of major labor actions, including the 1985-86 strike between fishermen and boat owners, which effectively ended organized labor on the waterfront, will be a major focus. Active and retired workers from every sector of the industry will be interviewed in order to catalogue each of the jobs associated with the industry both at sea and on shore and to understand how working conditions, the labor force, and community have changed over time.

Description of Work: Intern will conduct independent archival research including review of local newspapers, trade papers, company records, labor contracts, photographs, recordings, etc. Intern will participate in occasional meetings  and conference calls with project team as well as weekly in-person and/or phone meetings with the Project Director.

Days and Hours: The intern would be expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours between May and September. Hours are flexible. Much of the work will be done in libraries located in New Bedford. Some of the research may involve travel to archives in other parts of New England.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to Laura Orleans, Executive Director at info@fishingheritagecenter.org by May 15. 

Research Assistant – WGBH Media Library and Archives

Posted: 4/17/2017

Job Overview

WGBH Media Library and Archives is hiring a temporary Research Assistant for the summer of 2017 to work on the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project.

In January 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded WGBH, the Library of Congress, WETA, and NewsHour Productions, LLC a grant to digitize, preserve, and make publicly accessible on the AAPB website 32 years of NewsHour predecessor programs, from October 1975 to December 2007, that currently exist on obsolete analog formats.

The person in this temporary position will be responsible for following the AAPB’s quality control and asset review workflow for the NewsHour project. This includes reviewing assets on an item-by-item basis and 1) confirming that digitized assets are nightly broadcast episodes, 2) confirming that the recording is complete, 3) providing a description of the incompletness if applicable, 4) confirming that the date listed in program slates matches the metadata record, 5) correcting the date if necessary, 6) reviewing assets for audio and video quality, and 7) confirming whether a transcript exists for the asset and that the transcript matches the content.

 

Department Overview

The Media Library and Archives (MLA) establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH’s physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

 

WGBH and the Library of Congress steward the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), an initiative seeking to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media. To date, we have digitized more than 40,000 hours of public television and radio content. The entire collection is available for research on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 13,500 programs are available anywhere in the US in our Online Reading Room at americanarchive.org

 

Education

Undergraduate degree required. Coursework in Library and Information Science preferred.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Archival research experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for public media

Compensation: $15/hour

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Archives Assistant (temporary, part time) – MIT Archives and Special Collections, Boston MA

Posted: 4/7/2017

15 hrs per week, Monday-Friday, flexible between 9am-4pm, $15 per hour

Paid through MITemps/TAMS

Available: Now through end of June, 2017

E-mail resume and cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager, gsuiter@mit.edu

 

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States.  The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of an experienced archives staff on archival and manuscript collections to improve access to those collections.

 

Tasks will vary, but may include:

 

Collections:

–Creating folder or container lists

–Re-housing

–Data entry using ArchivesSpace

–Describing the content of series or collections

–Assist staff with office visits to pack and transfer materials

 

Other tasks critical to the maintenance of the collections and dissemination of information about them.

 

Ability to work independently and with a team important. Accuracy and an eye for detail very important. Knowledge of professional archival practices and procedures. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.).  
Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line)

Fall Audiovisual Digitization Intern – JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston MA

Posted: 4/7/2017
Deadline:4/20/2017

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time audiovisual digitization internship position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. The intern will assist with quality control, ingest, and cataloging of digitized sound recordings. The intern may also assist with some of the following: digitize sound recordings, convert digital files from master formats to distribution formats, embed metadata in digital files, and inventory sound recordings or moving image materials. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in gaining digital experience in an archives setting. Basic knowledge of digital audio and video software and experience handling sound and/or moving image media is helpful.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start June 15th and end August 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the fall semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

 

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2017.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

 

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to william.bjelf@nara.gov.

Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Historic New England Internship Project – Library and Archives

Posted: 4/5/2017
Deadline: 4/14/2017

Library and Archives Internship: Historic New England invites graduate level students in archival studies, information science, and library science from diverse backgrounds to apply for “The Diana Korzenik Collection of Tintype Portraits, 1860s-1890s” internship. The intern will work with staff at Historic New England on the project.

Description: Diana Korzenik, professor emerita, Massachusetts College of Art, and the author of several books and articles about art education in the United States, donated a collection of 200 tintypes to Historic New England. Collected entirely in New England, these nineteenth-century images depict people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Most are unidentified. The images range in size from full plates (6 ½” x 8 ½”) to ninth plates (2” x 2 ½”). Many are in their original frames and are hand-colored.

The intern will work with a supervisor on Historic New England’s staff. The internship project includes:

  • researching the history of tintypes;
  • arranging and describing the collection;
  • selecting a sample of the collection for photography and creating metadata for the sample;
  • creating a DACS-compliant finding aid for the collection;
  • creating a collection-level record for the website;
  • submitting a MARC record to OCLC.

The tintype was less expensive than a daguerreotype or ambrotype, and as such brought photography into the lives of greater numbers of Americans. The process provided people without means with a way of presenting themselves in a new way to family, friends, and the world at large. The collection will be of interest to scholars and researchers studying the history of photography as well as the link between the art of the nineteenth-century portrait painter and that of the practitioner of what was then the new medium of photography.

The intern will be based at Historic New England’s Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. The intern’s work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection. Historic New England is nationally recognized for its collection of more than 500,000 photographs. Taken together the daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes de visite, stereo views, cabinet cards, snapshots, lantern slides, and standard-size prints provide researchers with an in-depth view of the history of photography in the region. This group of tintypes will significantly expand and enhance the existing collection of tintypes.

Qualifications: Students (graduate level required) in archival studies, information science, and library science will be considered for this internships. Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and has as its goal the diversification of the historic preservation profession. The student must be able to travel to the project site on a regular basis.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. The intern will receive free admission to Historic New England sites and enjoy free admission to most museums and historic sites in the Boston area.

Deadline: Applications must be received by noon, Friday, April 14, 2017. Please complete the online internship application at https://www.historicnewengland.org/get-involved/volunteer/, including CV/resume and email to internships@HistoricNewEngland.org.
Historic New England is the country’s oldest and largest regional heritage organization. Please see our website www.historicnewengland.org for more information.       

Oral History Internship – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston MA

Posted: 4/5/2017
Deadline: 4/17/2017

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing though our website.

 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history.  Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start May 15th and end August 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the fall semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

 

Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2017.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

 

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov.  Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Docent Educators: 2017 Summer/Fall Season – Shirley-Eustis House, Boston MA

Posted: 4/5/2017
Deadline: 4/26/2017

The Shirley-Eustis House (SEH),a 1747 Royal Governor’s Mansion located in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks to hire two (2) Docents to assist with seasonal programming (June through Columbus Day). In addition to the mansion, the site comprises the Gardner Carriage House Learning Center, heritage gardens/orchards, and a charming Tea Folly.

Docents will be responsible for interpreting the collections, architecture, and family stories of a diverse group of intriguing residents, who called SEH home from 1747 through circa 1910.  

JOB DESCRIPTION:  In addition to providing engaging tours, applicants will meet and greet visitors; open/close museum (including light housekeeping duties); present hands-on education (making butter, spinning) as needed; and assist with events as needed. Must be able to lift and carry buckets of water, wooden tables, and benches on occasion. Opportunities to assist with events beyond the season—such as the SEH Christmas Celebration—exist; some set-up duties included.  Shifts run from 12:30-4:30 Thursday through Sunday through Labor Day and Saturday/Sunday through Columbus Day; weekend flexibility required (advance notice will be given). Season Starts Saturday, June 3rd; a mandatory training session will be held prior to opening day.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of /passion for American history; comfortable speaking to and connecting with diverse audiences; a willingness to undertake both on-the-job training as well as research to expand your interest in the house, its history, and its occupants. Basic computer skills required, as is the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Advanced undergrads, graduate students, and educators in the historical, archaeological, art-history, or related fields encouraged to apply, as are applicants with archival, exhibit, and/or public-speaking skills/experience.  Docents will be encouraged to complete a research project on some aspect of the house, collections, landscape/heritage gardens, residents, or folly.

Kindly forward a Résumé/CV, Cover Letter, & a List of Three (3) References to: info@shirleyeustishouse.org, noting DOCENT POSITION in the subject line.

Docents will be paid $12-$15/hour.

Please respond by Wednesday, April 26th.

Historic Site Guide: History and Visitors Program – United First Parish Church: The Church of the Presidents, Quincy, MA

Posted: 4/5/2017

The History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents in Quincy MA seeks a qualified individual for a part-time, hourly position as a ‘lead guide.’ The History and Visitors Program is staffed primarily by a dedicated group of volunteers. In addition to working as a guide in the tour program, the lead guide’s responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of the program three days a week during the program season from April – November.

Responsibilities: Welcoming and providing excellent customer service for visitors, leading 30 min. tours of the Church sanctuary and Adams Crypt, opening and closing the History and Visitors program and the Church building, working with the Program Director to coordinate the volunteer guide schedule and ensure adequate program staffing.

Qualifications: Excellent public speaking and customer service skills, outgoing personality, comfort interacting with the general public, maturity and reliability, interest in history and/or museums a plus, flexible thinking and ability to adapt. Current or past work experience at historic sites, museums, or similar settings preferred. This position requires the ability to climb steep stairs and working in both indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions. Selected candidate will be required to attend training in the first two weeks of April.

Work Hours: Seasonal, part-time, 18 hours per week. April 17 – Nov. 11. Candidates must be able to work at least one weekend day and traditional holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, etc.)

Salary Range: $13 – $16/hr contingent on experience.

Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume (2-page sufficient) and references to Program Director Bob Damon at visitorsprogram@ufpc.org

 

Part-Time Audiovisual Archives Intern – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 4/9/2017

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s interest and the archives’ needs.

 

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for one or two interns to work part time.  Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 17-AV-02, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Closing date for this posting is 9 April 2017.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-17-AV-02-[Your Name]” to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around May 15, 2017. The archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Exhibit and Content Developer – Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston, MA

Posted:3/30/2017

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Exhibit Content Developer to spearhead the creation of engaging, educational, accurate, and accessible facilitated and unfacilitated exhibit-based visitor experiences. Working closely on cross-Institute project teams, this position will be a integral part of the education and visitor experiences department.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working with and blending multiple media to produce a varied, engaging, and evolving experience for visitors. These may include collections-based displays, hands-on interactives, web-based activities, multimedia installations, graphic and panel shows, etc.

This position is a two year, grant-funded, full time position that is divided between experience development focusing on the senate and civic engagement, as well as creating an accessible, engaging virtual experience drawing from the institute’s stories from the Kennedy Family Home in Hyannis, MA.

Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@emkinstitute.org, “Exhibit and Content Developer” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.

Obed Macy Research Chair – Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 5/5/2017

The Obed Macy Research Chair (“NHA Historian”) oversees key research, publication, writing and historical documentation efforts for the NHA.  He/she collaborates with other staff in the development, coordination, and evaluation of programs, publications, and exhibitions that serve and strengthen the historical accuracy and integrity of the NHA’s offerings.

The incumbent will engage staff and volunteers in the furtherance of research-related objectives of the NHA. The NHA Historian will oversee the NHA Oral History Program; coordinate with the Annual Verney Fellow; coordinate meetings and activities of the NHA Research Fellows; lead the completion of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan; and participate in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites.  He/she will participate as a key team member of the Exhibition Planning Team, and participate as a member of the Program Planning and Review Committee (PPRC).

Requirements

The NHA Historian is a ‘flexible practitioner’ of history with an appreciation that all successful history teaching is more or less the practice of ‘exact imagining’. He/she will have a firm focus on end products and the transformative difference research in a museum environment makes to the visitor experience. He/she will also be interested in promoting the Association and its aims and in the engagement, cultivation, and coordination of an ever-widening array of scholar educators. The NHA Historian will be at home in archives, objects, and stories, appreciating that all such resources help weave an historical narrative of Nantucket as a microcosm of America.

Application Requirements:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Catherine Taylor, Director of Museum Resources, NHA, P O Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. Email applications may go to ctaylor@nha.org Deadline for application is close of business on Friday, May 5, 2017.

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Communications and Events Coordinator – Old North Foundation of Boston, Boston, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017

This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate or graduate student interested in event planning and marketing for non-profit organizations.  The candidate reports to the executive director and will assist all departments with communications, events, and marketing. Such tasks include: social media, press releases, newsletters, website maintenance, and liaison to website consultants ThriveHive and Fundaise.com. This position will support the planning and implementation of the annual fundraising event, the Lantern Ceremony, and smaller events throughout the year.  Responsibilities will also include data entry, and working with the Old North education staff and providing administrative support to the Foundation board and marketing committee.

 

The Old North Church greets over 500,000 visitors annually and is managed by eight full time staff and dozens of part-time or seasonal staff.

 

Requirements:

  • BA in related field, demonstrated interest in history or preservation
  • Experience in a combination of social media, event planning, with demonstrated success building audience and managing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to draft tight, compelling copy for use on multiple social media platforms.
  • A deep understanding of the evolving social media landscape, including knowledge of the best practices for multiple social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Capacity to identify trends in social media with an eye toward new audience-building and engagement opportunities.
  • Familiarity with html and website management.
  • Experience in list management, donor record keeping through data base management (Donor Perfect), and ability to multi-task and remain calm under the pressure of meeting deadlines.

 

Qualifications

Applicant must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, WordPress, Hootsuite, experience with Internet research, data entry, basic office tasks, and excellent communications skills, in addition to being able to work independently. Experience volunteering or working in non-profit office administration considered a plus.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to vicar@oldnorth.com. Please include the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please. 

 

Apply by

March 31, 2017

 

Office Assistant – Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 4/5/2017

Description:
Primary responsibilities include administrative support at the Arlington Historical Society in Arlington MA. Duties will include: marketing and communications related to Society programs (including museum functions); routine office inquiries; maintaining and organizing files; assisting with periodic fundraising mailings; scheduling field trips with local schools; assist in collections management tasks; and other duties as necessary. This is a part-time position of 5 hours per week on average, however scheduling can be adjusted to work more during times of most need and less during slower periods to benefit both the organization and the applicant. Scheduled time should be within regular Society office hours Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Office Assistant will report to the Director of the Arlington Historical Society, and key board members as needed.Primary responsibilities include administrative support at the Arlington Historical Society in Arlington MA. Duties will include: marketing and communications related to Society programs (including museum functions); routine office inquiries; maintaining and organizing files; assisting with periodic fundraising mailings; scheduling field trips with local schools; assist in collections management tasks; and other duties as necessary. This is a part-time position of 5 hours per week on average, however scheduling can be adjusted to work more during times of most need and less during slower periods to benefit both the organization and the applicant. Scheduled time should be within regular Society office hours Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Office Assistant will report to the Director of the Arlington Historical Society, and key board members as needed.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a high comfort level in dealing with the public; strong administrative and office experience; team player with a collaborative approach; good problem-solving skills; general ease with computers, technology, and learning to use new software and platforms; facility with MS Office; ability to work independently; interest in history, or experience in museum or archives setting helpful.
How To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest and resume by email to contact@arlingtonhistorical.org
Apply by:
April 05, 2017
About this Organization:
The Arlington Historical Society includes the historic Jason Russell House, site of April 19th, 1775 battle, and the Smith Museum. We preserve and interpret the history of Arlington (West Cambridge; Menotomy) MA for the public. We maintain a significant archives and collection related to town history.
Historic House Museum Guide – Historic New England

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 3/31/2017

Description:
Historic New England seeks seasonal Guides to work at historic properties in four New England states. Guide will conduct tours; assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop, selling memberships, and opening and closing the museum. Training is provided
Qualifications:
Applicant should enjoy working with the public, have an interest in history and have basic computer skills. Experience in retail sales and customer service desirable. Must be available some weekdays and weekends and have a flexible schedule.
How To Apply:
For information on openings at specific sites and how to apply, visit: http://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/employment.
Apply by:
March 31, 2017
About this Organization:
Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of new England life and appreciation for its preservation.Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply. Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.
Events Coordinator – U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 3/31/2017

Description:
The Events Coordinator reports to the Director of Development. Responsible for implementing all of the USS Constitution Museum’s events. The Events Coordinator works closely with the Director of Development and the Visitor Experience Team to meet and exceed the goals for each event. The Events Coordinator also coordinates external rental of the Museum for meetings and functions. Expected to be onsite for most events, weekday office schedule is flexible to accommodate for evening functions.
Scope and Impact
The Events Coordinator plays an important role in the Museum’s outreach efforts, ensuring the success of Museum events to help cultivate, steward, and engage donors, board members, friends, and partners. This position works across departments to support the efforts of the entire museum.
Primary ResponsibilitiesMuseum Events

  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of 20-24 Museum events each year.
  • Plays a key role in coordinating the annual Chairman’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony, our biggest fundraiser of the year, works with offsite venue, audio visual company, volunteer committees, and outside vendors.
  • Requires working directly with a variety of team members, members of the Board, committee volunteers, and leaders in the business community.
  • Works with department hosting event to submit planning timeline, program schedule, keeps on track to meet stated event goals, and alerts teams to possible delays or issues.
  • Serves as liaison with marketing team to promote events and rental of museum.
  • Coordinates with caterers and other vendors.
  • Coordinates submission of necessary permits to NPS.
  • Handles ticket sales, RSVPs, creates nametags, seating charts, other event collateral as needed.
  • Produces timely event revenue vs event expense reports for Director of Development and alerts the team to any potential issues.
  • Works with Director of Development and President’s office to help coordinate cultivation lunches, behind-the-scenes tours, and other strategic events as needed.
  • Participates in outreach efforts as required.

Function Rental

  • Works with Marketing Manager to promote function rental business.
  • Works Director of Development to establish function rental budget goals.
  • Fields all inquiries from external sources regarding rental of the Museum and responds in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates with Director of Development to ensure events secured meet the objectives of the Museum.
  • Works with Director of Development and CFO & VP of Operations to ensure all contracts are signed/approved and necessary paperwork is submitted.
  • Ensures that caterers, vendors, and event hosts follow all Museum function rules and regulations.
  • Works with Museum Learning group coordinator to ensure that there is adequate time for event turn-over.
  • Provides tours of the Museum for prospects, walk-throughs for caterers as needed.
  • Onsite for most events, schedules functions support staff for additional event coverage.

Administration

  • Works with Development Coordinator to determine appropriate codes and best practices for ticket sales, event donations, RSVPs, table seating in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ensure website promotes function rental, event ticket sales, and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Contribute new ideas and/or initiatives related to all Museum fundraising activity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS from an accredited 4-year college, with 1-3 years event planning experience
  • Works well independently, able to manage strict timelines and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with close attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Database management experience – Raiser’s Edge preferred but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Collaborative spirit and an interest in working across many departments
  • Flexibility
  • Evenings and weekends required throughout the year to support events
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to mcheston@usscm.org. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.
Apply by:
March 31, 2017
Salary:
based on experience
Seasonal Museum Educator – U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017
Deadline: 4/28/2017

Description:
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. The position is responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences; acting as a resource for visitors in the Museum’s hands-on galleries; assisting with student, camp, and adult groups; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history.
Qualifications:
Ideal candidates possess strong customer service skills, a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. He or she is detail-oriented; can manage several tasks simultaneously; displays a positive attitude with visitors and staff members; and exhibits a willingness to work as part of a team. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred.Those selected for the position will be required to attend training in the beginning of April.Schedule:Full-time  and substitute (on-call) positions are available for the summer (April 1-October 31) season. One weekend day is required.Full-Time Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 6:30, Tuesday-Saturday
How To Apply:
Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, schedule preferences, and references to jzanolli@ussconstitutionmuseum.org. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.
Apply by:
April 28, 2017
Salary:
$13/hr
Engagement Site Manager – Stevens Coolidge Place, Andover, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017

The Engagement Site Manager (ESM) for Stevens Coolidge Place is responsible for infusing events, tours, programs, and visitor experience with vitality, vibrancy, and creativity. Devises innovative approaches to developing programs, events and experiences for the purpose of engaging visitors in the history and beauty of the property and in the conservation, preservation and agricultural work of The Trustees. This position focuses on The Stevens-Coolidge Place but will also incorporate other properties in the Andover/North Andover Management unit as directed to help meet goals.

Essential Functions:

Enhance the Visitor Experience:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to visitors at all times.
  • Develop and implement self-guided experiences, specialized tours, activities, and interpretive materials for visitors.
  • Develop and implement new customer service and membership sales training to teams of docents and property staff.
  • Manage all aspects of the visitor experience at entry, circulation, and exit.

Grow Visitation and Program Participation:

  • Work closely with the Marketing team to increase web, print and social media promotions of Stevens Coolidge Place and surrounding locale as a destination for multiple audiences.
  • Build upon current relationships and develop new partnerships to expand outreach and awareness of the properties within the Andover Management Unit.
  • Identify and target new audiences with a comprehensive marketing plan.
  • Connect more local visitors to the properties through the development of visitor promotions and Massachusetts tourism.

Implement New Events and Programs:

  • Assess and adapt landscape and house tour programs to provide memorable and distinctly unique tour experiences.
  • Infuse current events with innovative activities, year round public programs and behind-the-scenes experiences.
  • Increase and be accountable for program and event revenue and expenses.
  • Support all events through budget management, on-site support, and evaluation.
  • Develop program satisfaction surveys and implement statewide visitor satisfaction surveys.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

Fore more information and to apply

Collection Manager (Full Time) – Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017

Historic Deerfield seeks to fill the position of Collections Manager. The Collections Manager is charged with ensuring the safe and documented storage, exhibition, and transportation of museum objects, and, in conjunction with curators, with overseeing the general welfare of the collections.

The Collections Manager administers and keeps current all legal and historical records documenting the objects owned, borrowed, loaned, or otherwise placed permanently or temporarily in the custody of Historic Deerfield. He/she organizes information on the collections for staff and the general public as appropriate. The Collections Manager monitors the security, condition, storage, handling, packing, transportation, deaccession, and inventory of museum objects on and off premises. The Collections Manager must be able to coordinate and manage multiple, concurrent projects.

This individual must have a demonstrated attention to detail; the ability to develop, implement, and track project and departmental budgets; strong understanding of proper documentation for acquisitions, collections objects, loans, and other administrative functions; knowledge of environmental monitoring equipment and associated software, and the appropriate care, handling, and storage for a wide range of collection objects.

Historic Deerfield Inc., founded in 1952, is an outdoor history museum that focuses on the history and culture of the Connecticut River Valley and early New England. It has a dual mission of educating the public about the lifestyles of the diverse people who lived here long ago and of preserving antique buildings and collections of regional furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, and other decorative arts. Founded 1669, Deerfield is one of the few towns settled by English colonists along the eastern seaboard that retains its original scale and town plan. Visitors are able to tour antique houses ranging in age from 1730 to 1850 and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. For more information, visit historic-deerfield.org.

Job Requirements: Education: Master’s degree in museum studies, American material culture, decorative arts, or history with a specialty in collections administration, or equivalent museum collections experience. Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in a museum is required, along with demonstrated knowledge of collections care and management. Experience working in historic houses is preferred. The candidate must have access to a car, a valid driver’s license, and be able to assist in the routine, physical demands of curatorial work. This includes the ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

The Collections Manager will work 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Evenings and weekends may occasionally be required for programs, special events, or other needs.

Application Process: Please email or mail letter of interest, resume, and a completed application form with contact information to: Betsy McKee, Assistant to the President, Historic Deerfield, Inc., P.O. Box 321, 37D Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA 01342.

Email: bmckee@historic-deerfield.org AA/EOE

Visitor Education and Engagement Intern: Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord, MA

Posted: 3/30/2017

Help Minute Man National Historical Park bring history to life!

We’re looking for a student (undergraduate or graduate) with a passion for history, education and hands-on learning. If you have a background in public history, education, museum studies, or communication and are interested in a career with the National Park Service, this internship is for you. You will work as part of the park’s interpretive team to create interpretive activities, tools, and programs with a focus on visitor engagement, utilizing living history, discovery learning, role playing, and various other hands-on, audience-driven techniques. You will engage the general public in educational ways via social media and use social media to tell the story of the park in an interactive manner.

This internship is Direct Hire Authority Eligible, which means successful completion can lead to placement in a permanent, full-time position in the National Park Service, availability permitting.

This is a paid internship for the summer of 2017- 12 weeks beginning early June. A stipend and on-site housing are provided.

We can work with students and their colleges or universities to make this internship count towards class credit.

To Apply:
This internship is administered through the Student Conservation Association. Follow the link to the position description and click ‘APPLY NOW’ at the bottom of the page: http://www.thesca.org/serve/position/visitor-engagement-resource-assistant/po-00719960

Archival Summer Intern: Fire Island, New York

Posted: 3/30/2017

Historical Society in private community on Fire Island, New York is looking to hire 1 or 2 interns, ideally a graduate student in an archival program, to continue the digital conversion of a Fire Island Community’s social history archive. 

The archive contains print material, photos, films, and videos from the late 1800’s to the present, covering all aspects of community life and governance.  The archive also contains a collection of primary material central to the formation of the Fire Island National Seashore.

The intern will work side by side with the community archivist, as well as independently, to input data using the Omeka archive and presentation platform.  A final presentation about the work accomplished will be given to the community at the end of the month.

Skills:  Working familiarity with Excel.  Experience with Omeka is desired. Detail oriented.  Ability to work independently.

Stipend: Offered

Dates:  Monday through Friday, May 24 to June 15, 2017 (Except Memorial Day)

Housing and board is negotiable;  it is possible to commute by ferry from Long Island. 

If interested please send a cover letter and resume by email to Lisa Bedell at lisabedell@gmail.com

Interpreters and Educators: Old North

Posted: 3/13/2017

Educators

As the public faces of the Old North Church, educators must be friendly, outgoing, and engaging to our visitors (approximately 500,000 annually), ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone. This position is perfect for those who love to share their passion for history with others and facilitate meaning-making for visitors in a historic site.

Responsibilities include: welcoming and providing excellent customer service to all visitors; leading brief presentations on the history of the church to groups as large as 200 people and as small as 10; facilitating thirty minute tours and additional educational programs to all ages; providing information on the North End neighborhood and the city of Boston; opening and closing the church campus; keeping the church building clean; and soliciting donations.

Qualifications: excellent public speaking skills and a friendly smile; mature and outgoing personality; must love talking with people; interest in education, history, or museums preferred; outstanding customer service skills; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously; reliability and professional appearance. This position requires climbing steep stairs, navigating narrow passageways and working in indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions. Previous education, theater, and customer service experience a plus! Selected candidates MUST be available to attend an all-day training on ONE of the following dates: April 1, April 26, or May 20. Salary: $11/hr.

 

Clough House Interpreters

As the public faces of the Clough House, a historic home located on the campus of the famous Old North Church, interpreters will be trained in both The Printing Office of Edes & Gill and Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, educating our visitors on the history of colonial chocolate and colonial printing. Interpreters, wearing period appropriate clothing (provided), conduct chocolate demonstrations with tools and materials found in the 18th century and assist the Print Master with various tasks. Each of these living history programs contains an essential retail component for which Interpreters are also responsible.

Responsibilities include: welcoming all visitors upon entrance; providing informative, interesting presentations on chocolate and managing the print shop alongside the master printer; soliciting voluntary donations; cleaning all equipment and the shops; restocking, folding, and presenting the merchandise; cashiering; provide way finding information and general information about the campus and the surrounding neighborhood; and wearing and maintaining the provided period clothing. This position does not require first-person interpretation.

Qualifications: excellent public speaking skills, passion for history and education; outgoing and engaging personality; cash handling experience; ability to work in a fast paced environment; ability to stand for long periods of time. It is essential that you are available weekends and holidays for the duration of the season, which runs April 1 – October 31. Salary: $11/hr.

To apply for these positions, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to jobs@oldnorth.com with the position in the subject.

Park Interpreter – Boston Harbor Islands

Posted: 3/13/2017

Responsibilities:

  • Help visitors find meaning in the natural and cultural resources of the park.
  • Perform various interpretive, recreational, educational, and administrative tasks in the operation of visitor services and interpretation. Tasks include staffing an information desk/kiosk or visitor center and providing visitor information and orientation.
  • Primary responsibility of this position is to research, develop, document, and present a variety of interpretive and recreational programs that reflect the natural, cultural, and historical themes of the park.
  • Staffing park-wide community events and programs independently or in partnership with other public or private organizations is required.
  • Execute the established calendar that includes regularly scheduled programming which could include kayaking programs, fishing clinics, programming for young children, recreational hikes, coastal programming, historical cultural tours, and more.
  • Maintain files, reports, and office correspondence.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a basic knowledge of natural and cultural history as well as interpretation, have experience working with the public, hold solid communication and presentation skills, have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to work in a team setting. Current drivers license and reliable transportation are required.

Employment Information: Positions are available from early May through early October. The reporting location is Hingham, MA but the position will be primarily at an island location (boat transportation is provided). Forty-hour work week (which includes nights, weekends, and holidays). Uniforms and basic training are provided, park housing is not. Benefits may be provided for long-term positions. Salary is $1,235.35 bi-weekly.

To Apply: Please visit the Commonwealth Employment Opportunities website at www.mass.gov. For more information, contact jessica.renehan@state.ma.us

Visitor Services  Supervisor – Boston Harbor Islands

Posted: 3/13/2017

Job Overview: Oversee the visitor experience, manage visitor centers, special events and concerts, and mentor park interpreters in one of the coolest parks in Massachusetts!

This work includes but is not limited to:

  • Monitor the visitor experience on the island: This includes monitoring the dock and boat concessions, food concessions, and visitor center operations.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and conduct interpretive, recreational, and environmental education programs and public information services.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of walking tours and interpretive programs with various topics and themes for the general public and various youth groups.
  • Promote and publicize the interpretive, recreational, and environmental education programs and events.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate park interpreters, rangers, and volunteers in the skills and techniques of park interpretation and recreation programs.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports, maintain a reference library and develop and maintain records and files.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a basic knowledge of natural and cultural history as well as interpretation, have experience working with the public, hold solid communication and presentation skills, have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Employment Information: Positions are available from early May through early October. The reporting location is Hingham, MA but the position will be primarily at an island location (boat transportation is provided). Forty-hour work week (which includes nights, weekends, and holidays). Uniforms and basic training are provided, park housing is not. Benefits may be provided for long-term positions. The salary is $1,546.79 bi-weekly.

To Apply: Please visit the Commonwealth Employment Opportunities website at www.mass.gov. For more information, contact jessica.renehan@state.ma.us

Careers at Historic New England

Posted: 3/13/2017

Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present. We use these historic resources to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and appreciate its preservation.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, letting you select the plans and coverage that best meet your needs and those of your family, including your spouse, domestic partner, and eligible dependents. Below is a partial list of the generous benefits offered to our employees.

  • Health and Family: Medical, dental, vision, health care and dependent care spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, domestic partner benefits, wellness programs.
  • Financial: 403b plan with company match, credit union benefits, discount on auto and homeowners insurance.
  • Vacation/Holiday: Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Other: Membership at Historic New England, reciprocating museum benefits.

Current Job Openings

Family Program Assistant, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Groundskeeper, Eustis Estate

Guide, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Guide, Boardman House and Cogswell’s Grant

Guide, Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House

Guide, Eustis Estate

Guide, Gropius House and Codman Estate

Guide, New Hampshire Seacoast Region

Guide, Phillips House

Guide, Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House

Guide, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Guide, Watson Farm

Guide, Winslow Crocker House

Museum Technology Specialist

Preservation Carpenter

Project Archivist, Royal Barry Wills Associates Archive

Senior Preservation Services Manager

Site Manager, Eustis Estate

Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program
June 5 – August 11, 2017

Posted: 3/6/2017

Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world.

We are seeking a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at one of the nation’s largest history museums. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums through field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events.

College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. On-site housing may be available for a fee.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to download the application, visit:

Mystic Seaport Scripps Summer Internship Program
June 5 – August 11, 2017 (Paid)

Posted: 3/6/2017
March Deadline

Spend a summer on the Connecticut shore immersed in innovative museum programs, exhibition R&D, and audience studies. Mystic Seaport, the nation’s largest maritime museum has recently opened a dramatic new exhibition and program facility, including a 5000 square-foot exhibition hall and adjoining outdoor performance venue. We are seeking graduate level students with experience working in the museum field to join us in exploring the potential of this new facility.

The Scripps Summer Internship Program will provide participants with the opportunity to apply museum theory while gaining practical and marketable skills, in areas including exhibition research and development, strategic planning, placemaking and community building, and audience evaluation. Interns will work collaboratively with their supervisor and other museum colleagues. Individual goals and organizational objectives will be jointly established at the start of the internship. Full-time intern positions will focus on one of three areas: public programs and performances, exhibition development and research, and audience participation and evaluation.

In addition to individual projects, there will be opportunities for site visits to other New England museums and seminar-style discussions with staff and other interns. At the close of the season, Scripps interns will each complete a final report summarizing the work accomplished, and deliver a presentation to key stakeholders.

We are seeking a diverse group of applicants. Qualifications include graduate level museum studies coursework, demonstrated success in self-directed learning, or related content expertise. Other applicable skills include experience in communications, marketing, social media, or subject matter expertise.

Credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses and provides on-site housing.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to download the application, visit:

https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/internships-at-mystic-seaport/

Summer 2017 Historic Preservation Internships: National Park Service & National Council for Preservation Education (Paid)

Posted: 3/6/2017
Deadline: 3/13/2017

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), offers paid internships in Federal cultural resource program offices and in National Parks, to graduate and undergraduate senior students in academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields such as history, archeology, architecture, and museum studies.  Positions will be available this summer at the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, and the General Services Administration, in Washington, DC and across the country.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 13, 2017
Applications and instructions for applying are available
at the following websites:  
NPS:  www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm
NCPE:  www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php

 

Northeast Region

  1. Northeast Regional Office, History Program, Records Management: Works with History Program staff to incorporate records (specifically National Register of Historic Places program records) into larger program records system. Duties include appraising and arranging both paper and digital records according to professional standards and using archival techniques and creating a finding aid and digital filing plan. Records span several years of program work. Intern will also work with public history outreach coordinator to develop records management and public access system for oral history collections. Other duties may include packaging and handling archival materials, and maintaining an access and use log. Museum studies or archives management/digital preservation background preferred, but attention to detail also important. Position located at the Northeast Regional Office in Boston, MA (600 hours).

2947-2948. Northeast Regional Office Historic Structure Research & Documentation Branch (HSR&D), Historic Structure Documentation Program:  Assists cultural resource specialists involved with the management of cultural resources with research and updating of the region’s List of Classified Structures in fulfillment of Section 110 and in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).   Duties include researching site and National Register history; assessing and interpreting professional analysis of architectural, engineered, and landscape features; compiling, organizing, and entering the information in the LCS database; and organizing LCS files for reference purposes.  Other duties may include limited site visits and fieldwork to document existing conditions with photographs and maps, involving day trips to parks within commuting distance.  Knowledge of historic architecture, cultural landscapes, documentation of cultural resources, and the National Register criteria preferred; research, writing and computer skills essential; knowledge of GIS and graphic programs (Adobe Photoshop) beneficial.  Graduate or undergraduate students studying or having recently completed degrees in historic preservation, historic architecture, or related field preferred; previous field experience preferred.  Writing sample required if selected for an interview.  Park housing NOT available.  Located in Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell MA, accessible by commuter rail, bus and car (2 internships at 400 hours each).

  1. Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Cultural Resource Division:  Works under the Cultural Resource Specialist to research and document mill village properties located in the Blackstone River Valley corridor. Duties include the in-depth documentary research of the development of the Captain Wilbur Kelly House, investigating deed and property transfer records, as well as town records that show the changes to the structure; preparation of condition assessments and treatment recommendations, and the preparation of architectural drawings. Working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and historic architecture beneficial; research, writing, and computer skills essential. Park housing not available. Located in Providence, Rhode Island (400 hours).
  1. Colonial National Historical Park:  Works under the supervision of the park Curator in multiple aspects of museum collections Management at the Yorktown site. The Yorktown collection consists of over 750,000 objects and artifacts that document the story of the American Revolution in Yorktown.  There is a combination of artifacts from excavations, artwork, archives, and items that document the history of the park.  This fall the park will undertake an artifact rehousing and consolidation project.  The interns will gain valuable curatorial experience with the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS), using archival materials for proper storage, and basic curatorial duties such as cataloging and environmental monitoring.  Located in Yorktown, VA (400 hours).  

2951. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Division of Cultural Resources:  Assists staff with documenting archeological artifacts, completing inventories of the park’s collection, and conducting research related to the park’s archeological and museum collection resources.  Other duties include assisting in safely housing and marking artifacts, researching archeological archives, and processing cultural resource data.  May also assist with the development of a temporary exhibit and working with the park’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data.  Advanced undergraduates or graduate students with a background in museum studies, anthropology/archeology, history, and/or geography preferred; GIS knowledge a plus but not required.  Attention to detail, excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work independently required.  Located in Rome, NY (400 hours).

Great Camp Sagamore Historic Interpretation Internships (Paid) – Raquette Lake, NY

Posted: 2/16/2017

David & Janet Griffith Internship Program at
Great Camp Sagamore

            Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks, the non-profit steward of Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark located in the Central Adirondack community of Raquette Lake, NY,  is recruiting for paid seasonal internships for the 2017 season. Sagamore is a 27-building complex built by William West Durant from  1895-97.  The camp is located on an otherwise undeveloped lake in the  Blue Ridge Wilderness, a 40,000 area section of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, and was once the private estate of the Alfred Vanderbilt family. From 1900 through the 1940s, Sagamore was visited by the leading writers, artists, businessmen and political figures of the early 20th century. Durant’s complex is considered one of the finest of the Adirondack “Great Camps” and is an architectural model of National Park Service rustic building design.

The David & Janet Griffith Internship Program invites qualified applicants to join our staff for the season to work and learn in the Adirondack Mountains of  New York state.  Interns will perform a variety of duties but will specialize in one of the following areas:

• Historic Interpretation of Sagamore’s history and buildings
• Outdoor Programming and environmental interpretation
• Event Planning and Office Support

• Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management

Interpretation interns at Great Camp Sagamore lead public and group tours of Sagamore’s, explaining the historical purpose of our 27 buildings and couching that understanding in context for modern audiences.  Sagamore’s tours teach the public about our National Historic Landmark campus and as well as the camp’s significant role in Adirondack and American history. Interns also work on research projects which link Sagamore’s history and programming.

Interns will receive training in their specified area as well as participate in a comprehensive training program which will prepare  them to  lead tours and complete projects at the site.  The training seminars include presentations on American history of the late 19th and early 20th century, Adirondack environmental issues and concerns, and museum practice and management. Interns will work in teams to complete substantive projects in support of Sagamore’s mission.

Benefits: These include a stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board in a National Historic Landmark Adirondack Great Camp, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environmental issues; and opportunities to participate Sagamore’s on-going programming.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining interest and qualifications, and confirming residency availability, along with a resume and titles/phone numbers of three references to Garet D. Livermore, Executive Director at employment@greatcampsagamore.org  Acceptances on a rolling basis until positions filled. For more information visit www.greatcampsagamore.org .

More Information – Great Camp Sagamore Website

AASLH Alderson Archives Internship (Paid) – Nashville, TN

Posted: 2/16/2017

American Association for State and Local History offers paid internship opportunities for graduate students enrolled in history, museum studies, public history, or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. programs who have an interest in work at a history service organization and national issues facing history organizations. Students are invited to work with their university faculty and our staff on for-credit internship experiences.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a summer internship at AASLH:

  • Enroll in an academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty representative
  • Possess excellent time management and communication skills

Summer internships are intensive, part-time programs that enable graduate level students to assist with major special projects in the AASLH Programs departments. Internships generally focus on specific projects, but are flexible enough for students to involve themselves in several aspects of our work. Summer interns are treated as history professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the organization. Stipend for the internship is $3,000.

The summer internship program is designed to provide graduate-level students with exceptional service to the history field community while they evaluate possible career paths, develop a professional network, and gain firsthand experience with professional staff, diverse audiences, and cutting edge facilities.

TO APPLY

Submit the following in a single PDF to Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations via email to hawkins@aaslh.org:

  • A one to two page cover letter explaining your interests in this project and your qualifications
  • Your course of study including institution, academic advisor for the internship, and any internship requirements for your academic program (number of hours, forms, etc.)
  • Availability (starting and ending dates)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A resume

For more information about the Summer Internship program, contact Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations, at hawkins@aaslh.org.

More Information – AASLH Website

ABOUT THE AASLH ARCHIVES PROGRAM

The AASLH Alderson Intern will work under the direction of the AASLH Chief of Operations or designee on AASLH’s Institutional Archives.

AASLH has collected items for its institutional archives for the past 75 years. Some of those items have been placed with the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The items that remain in the AASLH office need to be reviewed, cataloged, and properly stored for use by AASLH staff and researchers.

The Archives Intern will review and properly store all archival items in accordance to AASLH’s Records Retention Plan. He/she will also catalog the archives and create records searchable for researchers.

AASLH’s Alderson Annual Meeting Internship (Paid) – Nashville, TN

Posted: 2/16/2017
Deadline: 3/15/2017

American Association for State and Local History offers paid internship opportunities for graduate students enrolled in history, museum studies, public history, or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. programs who have an interest in work at a history service organization and national issues facing history organizations. Students are invited to work with their university faculty and our staff on for-credit internship experiences.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a summer internship at AASLH:

  • Enrolled in an academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty representative
  • Possess excellent time management and communication skills

Summer internships are intensive, part-time programs that enable graduate level students to assist with major special projects in the AASLH Programs departments. Internships generally focus on specific projects, but are flexible enough for students to involve themselves in several aspects of our work. Summer interns are treated as history professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the organization. Salary is $12.50 an hour for up to sixteen hours per week between June 6 and the annual meeting in September.

The summer internship program is designed to provide graduate-level students with exceptional service to the history field community while they evaluate possible career paths, develop a professional network, and gain firsthand experience with professional staff, diverse audiences, and cutting edge facilities.

TO APPLY

Submit the following in a single PDF to Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations via email to hawkins@aaslh.org by March 18.

  • A one to two page cover letter explaining your interests in this project and your qualifications
  • Your course of study including institution, academic advisor for the internship, and any internship requirements for your academic program (number of hours, forms, etc.)
  • Availability (starting and ending dates)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A resume

For more information about the Summer Internship program, contact Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations, at hawkins@aaslh.org.

More Information – AASLH Website

ABOUT THE AASLH ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM

The AASLH Alderson Intern will work under the direction of the AASLH Chief of Operations or designee on AASLH’s 2017 Annual Meeting.

The AASLH Annual Meeting is the one time each year AASLH members gather for networking and professional development. It’s a crucial part of our profession (and the AASLH mission), to gather with peers, discuss ideas, and be infused with fresh passion for our work.

The AASLH Annual Meeting encompasses over 65 concurrent sessions, workshops, tours, evening events, an exhibit hall, and more. The 2017 conference will be held September 6-9 in Austin, TX.

Summer Internships – Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth NH

Posted: 2/16/2017

Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions for the museum’s ten week long Summer Internship Program. Internships are available in the following departments: Education, Horticulture, Collections, and Archaeology.

Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum’s historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies.

Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. A $1,000.00 stipend will be paid upon completion of internship. Housing is available to those who wish to live on museum grounds.

To apply, please send completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, your CV or resume, and a personal statement up to one page in length (can be part of your cover letter) to Bethany Allen at bhallen@strawberybanke.org, or Strawbery Banke Museum, PO Box 300, Portsmouth NH 03802. For more information and the internship application, please visit: http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/interns.cfm

Archival/Collections Internship – Natick Historical Soceity, Natick MA

Posted: 2/16/2017

The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student’s interests.

Qualifications: Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities. Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship. Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week.

Temporary Museum Interpreter – Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich MA

Posted: 2/16/2017
Deadline: 3/1/2017

Facilitate visitor engagement, connecting visitors to HMG’s collections and encouraging visitors to explore, discover, and learn together. Provide quality and memorable experiences that exceed expectations, including formal and informal interactive learning opportunities that create meaning and relevance to multi-generational audiences. Adhere to HMG policies and procedures while facilitating a safe, positive, and engaging experience for museum visitors during regular visitation, public programming, and private events.

For full job description visit http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/about-us/join-our-team/employment/.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to interpretation@heritagemuseums.org by March 1, 2017.

Temporary Lead Education Interpreter – Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich MA

Posted: 2/16/2017
Deadline: 3/1/2017

Lead Education Interpreter is responsible for exemplifying informal museum education techniques that aligns with HMG’s mission to explore, discover and learn together. This is achieved through connecting visitors to the living and non-living collections by providing quality interactive and memorable programs.

In addition to regular staff responsibilities, Lead Educators are responsible for supervising the Interpreter staff during educational programs and daily tours while upholding HMG policies and procedures when the Manager of Interpretation is not on available. Lead Educator should be an available resource for staff and visitors so that they can help inform decisions that affect program needs.

For full job description visit http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/about-us/join-our-team/employment/.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to interpretation@heritagemuseums.org by March 1, 2017.

Full-time Public Historian – USS Constitution Museum, Boston

Posted: 2/16/2017
Deadline: 3/1/2017

The USS Constitution Museum seeks a full-time public historian to support the museum’s mission. As the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, the USS Constitution Museum preserves, displays, and interprets collections related to the Ship and her crew through interactive exhibitions, compelling programs, and engaging outreach initiatives.

The public historian manages projects related to the history and interpretation of the ship; makes collections accessible through exhibitions, website platforms, and publications; research on all aspects of the ship’s history (1794-present); writes for and communicates with a broad range of audiences, including scholars, students, families, and the general public; publishes findings online and in print; responds to reference inquiries that are historical, maritime, and genealogical in nature; identifies and researches potential acquisitions; teaches the ship’s history naval personnel who interpret the ship to the public; works with museum staff and trustees to develop and build an ongoing speaker and program series; and speaks publicly to a variety of audiences and serves as an ambassador the USS Constitution Museum.

Candidate must have strong communication (writing and speaking) and research skills. The museum is a highly collaborative environment, and the candidate must be a strong collaborator. Academic background (MA required) in US History. Previous experience working in public history or in a museum/historic site required. Knowledge of or experience in maritime/naval history preferred. Public speaking experience required.

Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to jobs@usscm.org by March 1, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Museum Education Program Specialist – Maine State Museum, Augusta ME

Posted: 2/16/2017
Deadline: 3/3/2017

The Maine State Museum is currently seeking a full-time Museum Education Specialist II position. This is a leadership position within the education team. Creative, well-qualified educators are encouraged to apply! The Maine State Museum is currently open five days a week; the position would be required to work some weekend and evening hours. The position is scheduled to begin mid-June, 2017.

The position is responsible for developing and implementing innovative, engaging, and relevant gallery experiences for a wide range of visitors. This position assists in training staff and volunteers; assists with the day-to-day operations of the museum public spaces and admission desk; and the development of special events.

A well-qualified candidate is proficient in interdisciplinary, object-based teaching as well as interpretive writing, curriculum development, and the design of hands-on activities; knowledgeable of current inquiry-based pedagogy and teaching strategies; and has an interest in digital technologies and media for use in online and in-house interpretative projects. Individuals with a natural science and/or STEM backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

For additional information about the position, visit the General Government Service Center website at http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ and click on the position “Museum Education Specialist II Full-Time (40 hours weekly).”

Qualified candidates should send a resume, direct hire application, and letter of interest to Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist, General Gov. Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, 207-624-7430 (T), 207-287-4032 (F) or email applications to dafsdirecthire@maine.gov by March 3, 2017. Direct Hire applications are available at the General Government Service Center website.

Collection Manager – The Trustees of Reservations, Harvard

Posted 2/16/2017

The Trustees of Reservations is looking for a Collections Manager to join the organization’s curatorial team in the study and care of the collections at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1891, The Trustees mission is to preserve properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value across the state. The Trustees maintains 116 properties, including more than a dozen historic houses containing more than 40,000 objects and more than 26,000 acres of conservation land. The Fruitlands Museum collection includes important Hudson River landscape paintings and early American portraiture, along with a diverse compilation of Shaker materials, Transcendentalist personal artifacts, and Native American materials that represent an intact collection amassed by Clara Endicott Sears (1863-1960) in the early 20th century.

A key component of this position will be conducting a property-wide inventory of the collection. In addition, this position will help in the short-term care of and long term strategy for the continued care of the collection. This person will also work with the curator to assist with the installation and de-installation of exhibits in the galleries and historic buildings on-site, as well as preparing incoming and outgoing loans.

To apply and to see a full job description please visit http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/ .

Part-time Curator – Natick Historical Society, Natick MA

Posted 2/16/2017

Founded in 1870, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town’s rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals.

The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections and its photographs. He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program. The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision; · Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities; · Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions; · Design 1 – 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits.

This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficiency with MS Office with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org.

Scholarship to Program in New England Studies – Historic New England

Posted 2/13/2017

Historic New England presents Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture from Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24, 2017.

At Program in New England Studies you’ll learn about New England culture from the seventeenth century to the Colonial Revival through artifacts and architecture.

Travel throughout New England to hear lectures and presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. There are workshops, visits to Historic New England properties, other museums, and private homes and collections. Learn about Historic New England’s work to transform the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass., into a museum and study center; and enjoy a champagne reception on the terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Gloucester Harbor. The program is a chance to meet people from all over the country who want to learn more about New England and to hear from the connoisseurs who want to share information about their area of expertise. It is perfect for museum professionals, graduate students, owners of historic houses, collectors, and anyone with a passion for New England history.
New this year: Visits to the Eustis Estate, opening for the first time in 2017, and the newly restored Quincy House.

Expert lecturers include:
–       Alex Carlisle, supervising conservator, Historic New England
–       Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections, Historic New England
–       Cary Carson, retired vice president, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
–       Lorna Condon, senior curator of library and archives, Historic New England
–       Claire Dempsey, associate professor of American and New England Studies, Boston University
–       J. Ritchie Garrison, director, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
–       James L. Garvin, retired state architectural historian, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
–       Ben Haavik, team leader for property care, Historic New England
–       Brock Jobe, professor emeritus, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
–       Laura Johnson, associate curator, Historic New England
–       Kevin D. Murphy, professor and chair of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
–       Robert Mussey, independent conservator
–       Jane C. Nylander, president emerita, Historic New England
–       Richard C. Nylander, curator emeritus, Historic New England
–       Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions, Historic New England
–       Barbara McLean Ward, director and curator, Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden
–       Gerald W. R. Ward, senior consulting curator and Katharine Lane Weems senior curator emeritus, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
–       Richard Guy Wilson, chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Fees and Registration
The $1,600 fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation to and from special visits and excursions, daily breakfast and lunch, evening receptions, and various service charges. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five participants. For a complete itinerary and registration information visit our website or call 617-994-6629.

Multiple scholarships are available for mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For information contact Ken Turino at 617-994-5958.

Education Intern – Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, MA

Posted: 2/13/2017

The Buttonwoods Museum, a small history museum in Haverhill, MA, seeks an education intern to assist with reinterpretation of the Museum’s Pennacook exhibits and programs. Our education department provides fun and educational programs for toddlers through senior citizens in the community and the Museum welcomes visitors from across the country. A background in anthropology, history, or other related fields is encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in New England’s Native American history.

This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. Must have availability on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to programs@buttonwoods.org or mail to Buttonwoods Museum, Attn: Program Coordinator, 240 Water Street, Haverhill MA 01830.

Cataloging and Metadata Intern – Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens

Posted: 2/8/2017
Deadline: 2/28/2017

Smithsonian Gardens, Archives of American Gardens offers paid and unpaid internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in learning about the management of and providing public access to a photographic archive.

The Archives of American Gardens’ intern will assist primarily with cataloging series and item level descriptions in the Horizon database system and apply embedded metadata to corresponding digital assets. The intern will also assist with the digitization of archival materials (35mm slides, negatives and photographic prints), write interpretive materials utilizing the collections, assist with social media initiatives, prepare teaching tools for field volunteers engaged in documenting gardens for the Archives, and enter reference requests into an Access database. The intern may have an opportunity to assist with discrete components of the processing, arrangement and housing of collections, and develop parts of inventories and/or finding aids. The intern will report to a team of three museum specialists to carry out the following tasks:

  • Synthesizing information in newly acquired collections to create series/garden level descriptions
  • Creating MARC-based collection, series and item level records for the Smithsonian’s online database(www.siris.si.edu) and reviewing database records for accuracy
  • Renumbering image files and embedding metadata in digital assets in preparation for digital asset management system ingestion
  • Assist with providing additional access points to images already in the digital asset management system
  • Conducting research on garden history and design related topics using approved sources
  • Creating postings on Facebook and Twitter for Mystery Monday and Tag-it-Tuesday initiatives
  • Developing succinct reports or articles on the garden documentation process for field volunteers
  • Digitizing paper and photographic materials using best practices and approved methods, as needed
  • Interns with prior experience with the creation of finding aids may have an opportunity to work on a project to convert legacy archival finding aids and inventories to the EAD format using Archivists Toolkit and Steady
  • Interns with interest and advanced experience with audio-video materials will have the opportunity to assist with the rehousing of a small collection of 16mm film

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Cataloging and/or metadata in an archival, museum or library setting
  • A very high attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Excellent writing abilities and communication skills
  • Knowledge of MARC, CCO, EAD, DACS, and relational databases
  • Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances and update project schedule accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Interest in:

  • Archival or visual resource collection
  • Image management and structured data
  • History, art history, garden or landscape studies
  • Social media for archival outreach and education
  • Gaining hands-on experience using the following software programs: SirsiDynix Horizon system, Adobe Bridge/Photoshop, Open Text, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access

Archives of American Gardens’ intern applicants must apply for both Archives of American Gardens’ internship and the Garden Club of America’s Garden History and Design Scholarship to be considered: https://www.gcamerica.org/index.cfm/scholarships/details/id/14

We look forward to receiving your application!

Take some time now to complete your on-line application and submit it today!  Further details on how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html .

Funded Graduate Assistantships – University of Connecticut

Posted: 2/1/2017

The Department of Digital Media and Design is pleased to announce a funded two-year M.F.A. studentship in Digital Media & Design (concentration open). The studentship will provide full tuition, health benefits, and a half-time graduate research assistantship with Greenhouse Studios / Scholarly Communications Design at UConn. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Greenhouse Studios is dedicated to solving the problems and exploring the opportunities of scholarship in the “digital age.” A transdisciplinary collective, Greenhouse Studios reframes the practices, pathways and products of scholarly communications through inquiry-driven, collaboration-first approaches to the creation and expression of knowledge. Greenhouse Studios Graduate Assistants provide artistic, design, creative expression, and technical implementation assistance to Greenhouse Studios projects.
Working in a dynamic, team environment alongside faculty, library, editor, and student colleagues, graduate assistants contribute to the production of collaborative multimedia research objects. Other responsibilities include supporting day-to-day operations of the Greenhouse Studios, its directors, and its collaborative workspace.
This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring artist or scholar to work in close collaboration with experts from a range of fields and to experiment with new modes of expression and communication.

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The Department of Digital Media and Design is pleased to announce a funded, one-year M.A. studentship in Digital Media & Design (concentration open). The studentship will provide full tuition, health benefits, and a half-time graduate teaching assistantship in digital culture to a qualified student. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent humanities B.A. to acquire practical skills in digital media and design or for a practicing librarian or public historian to get started in digital humanities.

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To apply, please visit http://grad.uconn.edu/ and indicate your interest in either the DMD M.A. or M.F.A. program.

Please contact Tom Scheinfeldt
(tom.scheinfeldt@uconn.edu) and Clarissa Ceglio
(clarissa.ceglio@uconn.edu) directly for more information

Assistant to the Director Internship, Full Time, Temporary – Truro Historical Society, Truro MA

Posted: 2/1/2017

The Truro Historical Society’s position for an intern is a Full time position of 40 hours per week that commences on June 1st through Oct 1, 2017.  Candidates are required to be available through the entire season. This is a position of responsibility that requires excellent people and social skills and computer proficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director, staff and exhibitions committee in setting up displays and exhibitions and other tasks as required
  • Support the Collections Committee with accessions and inventory documentation
  • Support the events committee with promoting events
  • Attending and supporting activities associated with special events, evening speaker programs or exhibition openings, if required by the Director
  • Meet and greet visitors to the Museum
  • Support the Docents which involves visitor registration, inquiries, and event ticket sales
  • Support gift shop activities including sales, and shipping of web sales
  • Share responsibility with the director and staff in opening and/or closing the museum

Contact information:

Director@trurohistoricalsociety.org

More info and Application

Beinecke Library Professional Fellowships – Summer 2017

Posted: 1/27/2017

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for its newly constituted professional fellowship program.

The program has been designed to provide practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting. The Beinecke Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books as well as strong collections of historical materials. Its collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library’s web site at:http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.
Professional fellows will work in an area of their specific interest and have the opportunity to learn more about how special collection libraries and major research libraries are organized and function. Professional fellows will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, as well as the needs of the Library.

The Beinecke Library has two professional fellowships available for the summer of 2017, and is looking to host a professional fellow in the following areas (see the list at end for additional details):

– Research services and teaching with special collections

– Rare book cataloging

Professional fellows will work closely with staff in each of these areas and will be integrated into the broader operations of the library through tours, meetings with staff in the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, and participation in special projects as available and necessary.

Eligibility and requirements

 

– Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program

– Applicants must have completed at least three courses before the start date of their professional fellowship
– Applicants must commit to 10 consecutive weeks of employment between June 1st and August 31st , 2017
– At the end of the professional fellowship, fellows will be required to submit a final report describing their experiences or participate in an exit interview
– Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.- Successful applicants will need to pass a security background check
Professional Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 to be used for housing, travel and other expenses. The stipend will be divided into three payments: upon starting, halfway through, and upon completion of the professional fellowship.
Applicants should submit the items below by Feb. 28, 2017, with a decision made in the beginning of April. Successful candidates will be contacted in the beginning of April.
– Cover letter indicating professional fellowship area preference, as described below
– Current resume
– Three letters of reference and contact information, including one from your current institution
– List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)
 After Feb. 1, 2017, apply online at https://yale.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Please send any questions concerning the professional fellowships to Allison Van Rhee, Senior Administrative Assistant, Beinecke Library at allison.vanrhee@yale.edu

Projects

 Research services and teaching with special collections

Working with the Research Services Librarian and the Assistant Head of Access Services, the professional fellow will:
– Provide research support for patrons and faculty in person and through email
– Be the Beinecke staff presence in select classes taught during the professional fellowship period
– Select materials for one or more “collection highlights” shows for later Beinecke staff use
– Give tours to interested groups

These duties will allow the professional fellow to develop skills in key aspects of public services in special collections and gain exposure to the complexities of providing those services in special collections settings, including using specialized databases, understanding legacy cataloguing, and remaining mindful of security considerations. The professional fellow will also assist Beinecke staff in their mission of making the library’s collections accessible and supporting the teaching and research mission of Yale University.

Rare book cataloging

 Working with Catalog Librarians, the professional fellow will have a:

– Broad introduction to technical services functions for rare books with an emphasis on rare book cataloging for a wide range of material from the 15th century to the present
– Introduction and experience using Voyager, OCLC/Connexion and other bibliographic databases
– Introduction and experience with RDA, DCRM(B) (Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)), LCSH, genre headings, and authority control
– Specific projects will depend on a person’s language skills, cataloging background, and interests (e.g. early books, artist books, maps, serials, or music)
Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

Posted: 1/27/2017

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

Established in 1993, this award recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists.

This award supports the Society of American Archivists’ Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable objectives of:

1. Identifying minority students enrolled in postsecondary educational institutions.
2. Encouraging minority students to consider careers in the archival profession.
3. Promoting increased minority participation in SAA by exposing minority students to the experience of
attending national meetings and encouraging them to join and remain members of the organization.

Recipients will be selected based on their submission of a completed application and the strength of their letter of recommendation and personal statement. Personal statements will be evaluated based on:

  • Overall clarity;
  • Understanding of professional goals;
  • Description of benefits of attending the SAA Annual Meeting; and
  • Explanation of commitment to SAA and the profession.
Eligibility:

Awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year preceding the date on which the award is given.

Sponsor and Funding:

Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists’ Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable and funded through the SAA Foundation, the award is named in honor of archival pioneer Harold T. Pinkett, the first African American to be appointed an archivist at the National Archives, where he served for more than 35 years as a specialist in agricultural archives, senior records appraiser, and chief archivist of the Natural Resources Records Branch. A Fellow of SAA, Pinkett served as editor of The American Archivist from 1968 to 1971.

Prize:

Up to two awards may be given during an awards cycle. Each recipient receives full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the SAA Annual Meeting during the year in which the award is received. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

Application Deadline and Requirements:

All applications shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.  Applications must include the following documents:

  • Photocopy of official transcript or grade report with applicant’s current GPA listed.
  • At least one letter of recommendation.
  • Essay of no more than 500 words discussing your experiences with and/or commitment to working with, or documenting and preserving, the histories of communities of color.
  • CV or resume.
  • CLICK HERE to download application form.
Interpretation Ambassador, Summer 2017 – Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Posted: 1/25/2017

Through research and under the guidance of interpretation park rangers, interns develop and present thematic house and grounds tours of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (Olmsted NHS) in Brookline. In addition, they welcome visitors, orient visitors to the site, and provide informal background on the history and significance of this National Park Service site. The Interpretation Ambassador answers incoming phone calls, responds to general inquiries, provides information and/or directs calls appropriately (a phone directory and a list of who’s who at the site is in your orientation folder.)

 Throughout the day, interns ensure the visitor center looks neat and professional and keeps the site bulletins well-stocked at the desk, and in the outside brochure dispenser.  In addition to welcoming and informing visitors, answering phones, and the door, Interpretation Ambassadors record and track visitor statistics, and do other administrative tasks as assigned.  Motivated interns may get opportunities for cross-training with other divisions, special projects, and developing off-site walks of regional Olmsted-design landscapes.  

Time Commitment:   Ideally, the interns work 30 hours a week for approximately 12 weeks on a regular schedule that includes at least one weekend day.

Compensation:  The National Park Service is not able to offer any monetary compensation for Interpretation Ambassadors in 2017.  Candidates are encouraged to apply for public service internship stipends offered at some colleges and universities.

Application Procedure: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references (preferably one work, one academic, and one peer reference) to:

Mark Swartz, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, 99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445; Mark_Swartz@nps.gov.

Our telephone number is 617-566-1689.

Historic Research and Archaeology Intern – Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 

Posted: 1/22/2017

Interested in researching Native-American, African-American, early American history, Archaeology, or New England history while learning new skills and gaining work experience?

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is accepting undergraduate and graduate students interested in interning for credit or volunteering in the research department. A variety of internship and volunteer opportunities are available and can be customized to fit your personal and academic interests!

For more information, please contact: David Naumec, Internship Coordinator at dnaumec@pequotmuseum.org or (860) 396 – 6868.

For a virtual tour visit www.pequotmuseum.org or to learn more about the Battlefields of the Pequot War project visit www.pequotwar.org

Archival Intern – NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

Posted: 1/22/2017
Deadline: 3/1/2017

We are pleased to mention a paid summer internship opportunity in history and archives at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The intern will assist the MSFC History office by assisting with the collection and archiving of oral histories, processing archival materials, developing historical content for web, podcasts, and social media, as well as researching historical topics related to Marshall Center history. Throughout the term, the intern will engage with the relevant professional literature as applicable to assigned duties.
 For any other questions, please contact Brian Odom, the MSFC Historian (256-544-5670and brian.c.odom@nasa.gov).
2017 Buchanan Burnham Public History Fellowship – Newport Historical Society, Newport RI

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 3/3/2017

THE BUCHANAN BURNHAM PUBLIC HISTORY FELLOWSHIP is open to a graduate student (or a recent BA, MA or PhD recipient) with significant public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England. The Fellow devotes half of the fellowship to leading public tours; assisting with NHS programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; and participation in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society. The remaining time is devoted to an individual public history project that supports current NHS initiatives.

The Fellow is responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to his or her project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship. 35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/30/17 – 8/11/17; $5000 stipend, paid in equal installments every other week, applicable federal and state taxes will be withheld; 3 positions available.

Send a resume, copies of transcript(s) (including both undergraduate & graduate transcripts), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to: Buchanan Burnham Fellowship Newport Historical Society / 82 Touro Street / Newport, RI 02840 / ipeters@NewportHistory.org.

Summer Intern, Full Time, Temporary – Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury NH

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 3/1/2017

Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates).

Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming. Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices.

Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager, at rsoules@shakers.org or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.

2017 Summer Internships, Full Time, Temporary – Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket MA

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/1/2017

The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association’s summer internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on June 2, 2017, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks.

Interns concentrate their work in one of four areas: Education, Public Programs, PR/Communications, and Museum Collections/Records Management. He/she should have a love of working with the public and a degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Graduate students are strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply. He/she should have demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, history and/or marketing; strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; familiarity with multimedia software a plus; and the ability to work both independently and in groups.A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered.

For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org. Applications are due by February 1, 2017. Please send a letter of interest, identifying area(s) of work interest, résumé, and a list of three references to: Rebecca Miller Assistant to the Executive Director Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554 rmiller@nha.org

Emily A. Laird Graduate Student Internship in Museum Studies, Summer 2017 – Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport RI

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/21/2017

NRF is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship for graduate students in museum studies, public history, art history, and related fields. Interns will learn and work in a team-based, collaborative environment and play a crucial role in advancing one or more areas of NRF’s mission.This year, NRF is seeking one graduate intern to work on curatorial projects and one graduate intern to work on education projects.

The 2017 interns will work with staff in the curatorial and education departments and devote approximately half their time to training, participation in daily operations, and general internship assignments. The remainder of their time will be devoted to independent work on a substantive project, to be developed in consultation with their supervisor.

Interns work a minimum of 35 hours per week including some weekend and evening hours. Holidays and other time off are not paid.The 10 week internship typically begins the first week of June and ends in late August. Housing in Newport is available at a reduced rate.

Applicants must submit a short personal statement (700-800 words maximum) that outlines a professional or research interest in one or more of NRF’s specialty areas; a resume; and contact information for three references to Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager. Please send all materials in a single PDF to kelsey@newportrestoration.org.

Full internship description available at NewportRestoration.org.

Exhibit Floor Coordinator, Full Time – Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston MA

Posted: 1/12/2017

The Exhibit Floor Coordinator is an entry-level coordinator position responsible for overseeing the day to day functioning of the exhibit interpretation program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. This includes coordinating volunteers and interns involved in daily interpretation, and collaborating with other EVE team members in creating an engaging, accurate, and entertaining visitor experience that works in concert with the Institute’s exhibits, programs, and school-focused offerings.

This position assists in training all new volunteers, interns, and EMK staff in floor interpretation, participates in the ongoing educational enrichment and education of volunteers and interns, coordinates select research projects interns may undertake, and works to make the Institute both an engaging destination for visitors and a nurturing and fulfilling workplace for volunteers and interns. This role will also work collaboratively with the other EVE staff on developing best practices in visitor experiences and interpretations.

The Floor Coordinator must enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people, including families and visitors to the Institute, have excellent communication skills, a positive approach, and a passion for civic education. This is a full time position including some weekend hours. Qualifications include prior experience in a customer service setting.

For full description visit https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers.

Museum Educator, Part Time – Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/17/2017

Use the resources of Mystic Seaport to share stories of America and the sea with audiences of all ages and learning styles. Facilitate interactive, hands-on, engaging, and inspirational learning for school and other groups pertaining to the Museum and maritime history. This position is highly seasonal, with the busiest season and the potential for the most hours April-June, the second busiest season September-November.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Facilitate interactive and hands-on learning for Museum visitors, school groups, and other audiences using a variety of teaching techniques in a confident and professional manner • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory • Demonstrate ability in the following areas: guided tours; experiential programs; outreach programs; overnight programs; exhibits, particularly the interactive ones; programs for children and families; and special programs as needed including the potential of summer day camp • Contribute to the development of new and existing programs

The full job description is available at http://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/.

To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application ( http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf ), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources.

Assistant Tutor, Temporary – Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 3/3/2017

Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA Based at Historic Deerfield Museum, the Assistant Tutor provides program support to the Director of the Summer Fellowship Program and mentors seven undergraduate fellows.

This position requires strong organizational skills and an accompanying interest in and ability to collaborate and work in group settings. Museum or other public history experience a plus; applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with driving extended distances (see description of museum visits and week-long trip, below.) Minimum requirements: Master’s level coursework in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, Public History, etc.)

The Assistant Tutor assists with seminars on early New England history, material culture and museum studies; advises, assists and mentors independent research and writing projects; oversees residential life including daily meal details; monitors evening hours at the museum’s research library; arranges and participates in day-long museum visits and a week-long trip at the end of the program that includes Washington DC, Williamsburg (VA), Winterthur (DE), and New York; provides other administrative support as needed; assists with Program wrap-up and works on Summer Fellowship Alumni Newsletter at Program conclusion (August 14-23.)

Dates: June 5-Aug. 23, 2017. Salary: $4250.00; furnished apartment and all meals included.

To apply, email or mail a letter of interest, vita and three references by Friday, March 3, 2017 to: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342. Email: bmathews@historic-deerfield.org Phone: (413) 775-7207

 Digitization Archivist, Full Time, Temporary – The Preservation Society of Newport County – Newport, RI

Posted: 1/12/2017

The PSNC seeks a full-time Digitization Archivist for an intensive, one-year position (renewable) that will digitize and create finding aids for the special collections of the Newport Mansions in Newport, RI.

Major job responsibilities include digitizing the Preservation Society’s most significant holdings, creating finding aids that are ready for upload to the Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online and upload records to the website, Newportalri.org, that hosts the Preservation Society’s collection. Reporting to the Collections Manager, he/she will work with the Collections Manager and Digitization Specialist to create a Digital Preservation Policy and create standards for a Digital Asset Management Policy. Working as a digitization archivist requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization and archival documents.

Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that requires focused and repetitive tasks and the ability to balance efficiency and accuracy.

For more information on the job responsibilities and qualifications go to http://www.newportmansions.org/about-us/employment/available-jobs

Please email a cover letter, resume with contact information for references, to humanresources@newportmansions.org or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Please, no phone calls.

Executive Director, Full Time – Shirley Eustis House, Boston, MA

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 1/21/2017

The Executive Director (ED) role includes five primary areas of responsibility: 1) Leadership and Management; 2) Development and Fundraising; 3) Programs; 4) Communications; and 5) Internal Operations. The ED works under the direction of the Board of Governors (BOG) and in concert with the Board President and Board Committees to carry out the Museum’s mission.

The ED will collaborate with public, private, academic, and community organizations to engender knowledge of, support for, and cooperation with Shirley-Eustis House.
This position is full time and reports directly to the Board President and Executive Committee.

Requirements / Qualifications

-A demonstrated interest in American and regional history and the education of the public in this field. This may be shown by academic credentials and/or previous professional experience.

-MA or equivalent professional experience. At least 5 years of senior management experience in a leadership role, ideally with volunteer-based nonprofit organizations.

-Proven fundraising leadership experience preferably with annual appeals and capital campaigns with demonstrated success in grant writing.

-Community outreach and public relations experience.

-Proven ability to work harmoniously and productively with staff and volunteers.

For further information and a complete job description please visit shirleyeustishouse.org.

Please submit cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to:

Search Committee
Shirley-Eustis House Association
c/o J. Archer O’Reilly III
160 Thorndike Street
Brookline, MA 02446

or submit in PDF format by e-mail toarcho3@aol.com

Part-Time and Full-Time Researchers – New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/28/2017

Researchers are responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department.The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in a history related field. -Genealogical training. -General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing. -3-4 years of professional genealogical experience  -Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.

How To Apply:
Please submit a cover-letter, resume, and a written sample of genealogical research to: Michelle Major mmajor@nehgs.org Human Resources Coordinator

Project Archivist, Full Time – Royal Barry Wills Associate Archive, Boston, MA.

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 1/20/2017

This position works as part of an IMLS grant-funded project, responsible for processing the Royal Barry Wills Associates Archive, creating electronic finding aid for the collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, selecting images for digitization, creating metadata for the digitized items, developing a landing page for the collection on Historic New England’s website, creating a collection-level MARC record for OCLC, and supervising interns and volunteers.

Responsibilities: Process the Royal Barry Wills Associates Archive in accordance with archival standards and best practices; create DACS-compliant electronic finding aid using the Minisis M2A archival database; create a collection-level MARC record and submit to OCLC. Select images from the collection for digitization and work with the digital photographer to achieve the best possible digital files and create metadata for the digital files.

Qualifications:Requires an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or similar degree from a recognized graduate program in archival studies. Requires practical and technical knowledge of archival methods procedures, and techniques. Must have experience arranging and describing manuscript/archival collections; strong technical skills; a solid knowledge of MARC cataloguing practices; familiarity and experience with XML, and EAD encoding. Must have experience with library management databases, digital assessment management practices, and the use of standardized museum and library/archive nomenclature. Must have experience with digital photography practices and standards. Requires fully competent computer skills including experience using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access software; Adobe™ Photoshop; share drive applications, including Dropbox. Must have excellent writing skills. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Must have experience and ability working directly with the public.

Applications will be accepted through January 20. Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org.

Site Manager, Full Time – Eustis Estate Museum, Boston MA.

Posted 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/3/2017

The site manager is responsible for the management and marketing of the Eustis Estate Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. This position also coordinates the daily operation of Historic New England’s regional office at the Eustis Estate Museum and Study Center. The site manager serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the communities and constituencies, and operates the historic site in conjunction with other Historic New England teams and within procedures established by Historic New England leadership. The primary goals of the site manager are to provide the greatest possible public access to the site through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and to meet the revenue and attendance targets set by the organization.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, business, art or cultural history, historic preservation, or museum studies. Four years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations, including financial skills. Prior supervisory experience, problem solving ability, and familiarity with team approach and multi-tasking. Strong communication skills. Fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet functions. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements tojobs@historicnewengland.org.

Museum Education Associate, Part Time – The Bostonian Society

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/6/2017

Description: Part time (hourly) position at the Old State House Museum for outgoing individuals who enjoy history and working with the public. Education Associates are the public face of the museum and each year, Education Associates have a direct impact on the experience of over 100,000 visitors from around the world.


Responsibilities:

  • Interpret the history and significance of the Old State House to visitors through every interaction and create a positive museum-going experience for every visitor;
  • Give daily tours about the building and other Revolutionary topics and support programming for school groups;
  • Maintain a presence in the galleries to answer questions, engage visitors and monitor the security of our building and collections;
  • Assist the History Department through special projects, including the creation of new tours, research assistance, and exhibition development;
  • Light daily exhibition maintenance;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Graduated from or currently enrolled in a BA program in History, Education or related field;
  • Strong public speaking and customer-service skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in history, education and/or the museum field;
  • Ability to work as part of a fast-paced team in a high-energy environment;
  • Some Education or Museum experience preferred;
  • Ability to function physically in a multi-story historic building with no elevator;
  • Weekend availability required;

How To Apply:

Please e-mail resume and letter of interest to:
Katie Drescher,Museum Education Manager
kdrescher@revolutionaryboston.org

Communications Coordinator, Full Time – Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 2/28/2017

The Communications Coordinator at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will play a key role in external engagement efforts to increase awareness about the Institute, build relationships with media outlets, and bring the museum experience to life for potential visitors. The start-up, collaborative nature of the Institute requires a potential Communications Coordinator to work with all departments to hone the Institute’s messaging, and promote the Institute’s programs, museum experience, and educational offerings. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience working on a variety of external engagement projects at a fast-paced nonprofit. The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent record of professional achievement and qualifications with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Experience in and strong understanding of managing multiple social media channels including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Familiarity with social media scheduling programs such as Hootsuite.
  • Excellent writing skills and a experience as a strong communicator.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environments and exercise judgment with sensitive topics.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • An interest in civics, government, and politics.
  • Proficiency withAdobe Creative Cloud preferable .
  • Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends at special events hosted by or at the Institute.

How To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@emkinstitute.org, with the title “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. EMK does not retain external search firms. No solicitation calls will be entertained.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for The United States Senate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Park Guide, Full Time, Temporary, National Park Service – Boston, MA.

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 1/20/2017
Job Announcement Number: HRCSS-BOAF-17-1850370

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (5) temporary positions at National Parks of Boston, Massachusetts. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2017.

National Parks of Boston – a constellation of three National Park Service sites – Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park – collectively managed by a general superintendent. Established by individual legislation and designated purposes, the three units have come together as a unified, relevant and collaborative organizational structure. More commonly, you may know us as the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard, and Dorchester Heights or our partnerships along Boston’s “Trails to Freedom” or our partnership on the Boston Harbor Islands.

DUTIES: Giving Talks–Provides pre-established talks normally following a prescribed outline and requiring application of broad subject-matter knowledge of the features of interest peculiar to the site. Such talks include detailed and specific interpretation and explanation of the outstanding features of the site from the standpoint of scientific or historical interest, the background of events leading up to the natural feature or phenomenon; the facts, events, personalities and circumstances. In addition, the talks provide general information about other sites of public interest; facilities for public use; pertinent rules and regulations; and other matters designed to stimulate a sense of appreciation and thus encourage protection and preservation of the scenic, scientific or historic features. The talks may be given in conjunction with live demonstrations, the use of electronic maps, photographic slides, and other audio-visual devices.

Answering Questions–Answers a wide variety of visitor questions. The questions encountered arise from observation of the features themselves; from the demonstrated major interests of visitors, or the nature of the talks. The answers to these questions require explanation and description of the background of the events leading up to the natural or scientific development and the introduction and discussion of an extensive body of facts, events, personalities, and circumstances.

Guiding Parties–Guides very large groups (of up to 50 people) in situations where: the physical limitations of the area or facility being explained make it difficult to accommodate the party on trips of two or more hours duration; the work situation is such that there is potential danger of serious accidents or injury or other emergency situations; or the trips are of several hours duration, and teams of guides are utilized. If guiding a group of people along a fixed route the guide must keep the group together; maintain a pace which the group can keep up with and still conform to prescribed schedules; know the routes and any shortcuts which can be taken if necessary or desirable. If stationed at a point of visitor concentration the guide must conduct visitors through the building/site, telling the story of the events which took place there, how those events related to the particular historic situation. When the need arises, the guide must take measures to maintain order in the parties, prevent crowding or damage to historic sites, and take appropriate action in case of emergency until relieved.

Providing Services to Visitors including assistance with lost articles, car trouble, first aid, etc.  Other duties as assigned.

PARK SPECIFIC: Research, develop and present interpretive talks and tours and roving interpretation at Boston African-American National Historic Site including African Meeting House, the Abiel Smith School, the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, the Great Hall at Faneuil, and the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to six miles daily, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items in a repetitive motion is required. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive programs. Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, wildland fire fighting and other emergency response duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors at the visitors center as well as in outdoor areas resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and direct sunlight.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration if applicable.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver’s license.
  • Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.

For more information on seasonal employment with the National Park Service, visit our websites at:  http://www.nps.gov/personnel/seasonal.htm

Park Ranger (Interpretation), Full Time, Temporary, National Park Service – Cambridge, MA.

Posted: 1/12/2017
Deadline: 1/20/2017
Job Announcement Number: HRCSS-LONG-17-1850923

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (4) temporary positions at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Massachusetts. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May,2017.

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site preserves, protects, and interprets those resources associated with the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House (1759) and grounds. This historic house museum was George Washington’s headquarters in the first year of the American Revolution from 1775 to 1776 and later became the home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1837 to 1882. It contains an extensive museum collection of American/European/Asian fine and decorative arts.

DUTIES: The seasonal park ranger in this position researches, develops and presents interpretive house tours, walks, and programs for the visiting public and students in accordance with National Park Service interpretive program guidelines, educational methods and techniques. The park ranger staffs the visitor center/bookstore, sells merchandise, and performs related retail-operation tasks (inventory, stocking shelves, order tracking, daily sales receipts).

Additional duties may be required such as: Responding to requests for information via e-mail, website, telephone, or written inquiries. Assisting with special evening and weekend events. Preparing mailings for special programming. Performing various administrative duties as assigned, such as, writing press releases, updating e-mail/mailing lists and databases, compiling statistical information for government reports, designing visitor handouts, and other duties as assigned. Designing graphic materials, such as posters, playbills, illustrated flyers and handouts, for distribution to visitors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration if applicable.
  • Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.

For more information on seasonal employment with the National Park Service, visit our websites at: http://www.nps.gov/personnel/seasonal.htm

 

Park Ranger (Interpretation), Full time, Temporary, National Park Service – Saugus, and Salem, Mass.

Posted: 1/4/2017
Deadline: 1/17/2017
Job Announcement Number:  HRCSS-SAIR-17-1849243

The National Park Service is currently is currently accepting applications to fill up to (5) temporary positions at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Massachusetts.Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2017.

Saugus Iron Works National Historic site is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America (1646-1648). The site includes a reconstructed blast furnace, forge and rolling and slitting mill, a restored 17th century house and museum. The site also includes natural resources related to the Saugus River.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is located in Salem, Massachusetts on the Salem Harbor Coast. The site preserves and interprets the maritime history of Salem. The park includes historic structures such as the Custom House where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked, the West India Goods Store, the 18th century Derby House, the 17th century Narbonne House, three historic wharves and the sailing vessel Friendship. The park also operates a Visitor Center in downtown Salem to orient visitors to significant maritime, early settlement and leather and textile industry sites and all events in Salem and Essex County.

Salary Range: $16.95 / Per Hour

 

DUTIES: As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, the incumbent serves as a front-line representative of the agency in the Division of Interpretation & Education.  Incumbent will be expected to provide both interpretive and educational services to all visitors, including school students (Pre-school through college).  The incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as exercise sound judgement and diplomatic behavior towards all visitors and staff.

Using professional customer service skills, staffs the visitor center information desk and provides current, accurate information to visitors concerning the NPS and other surrounding areas of interest.  Researches, develops and presents detailed and specific formal and informal interpretive tour programs on historical, cultural and natural history topics.  Performs roving interpretation, providing visitors with information on park-related activities, services and park themes.  Using established curricula and under the guidance of the Education Specialist, prepares and presents education programs to visiting students.  Assists with school field trips.

Staffs park visitor center to meet and greet visitors, and provides orientation, information, and informal interpretation.  Assists with sales in visitor center bookstore.  Works different locations throughout the park, including a visitor center, various historic buildings, a museum, a nature trail and a small tidal basin.  Collects and records visitor use statistics according to instructions.  Monitors stock of brochures, handouts, etc. for visitors.  Updates and edits the park website and various social media outlets.  Performs routine cleaning and minor repair of exhibits, such as cleaning display cases and replacing light bulbs.  Operates and maintains a variety of audio/visual equipment.  Offers first aid services when necessary to level of training.  Prepares written replies to routine informational requests by email and on paper.

Routinely disseminates safety and resource protection messages and performs routine administrative tasks as needed to support park operations and the Division of Interpretation & Education.  Other miscellaneous duties as assigned, including collaboration and work will other park divisions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Occasional travel may be required

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration if applicable.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver’s license.
  • Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required

For full details and application instructions go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456336400/

Park Ranger (Interpretation), Full time, Temporary, National Park Service, Salem and Saugus, Mass.

Posted: 1/9/2017
Deadline: 1/20/2017
Job Announcement Number:  HRCSS-SAMA-17-1839846

The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to 9 temporary positions at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and occassionally at Saugus Iron Works National Historic site in Saugus, MA. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2017

Salary Range: $16.95 / Per Hour

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is located in Salem, Massachusetts on the Salem Harbor Coast. The site preserves and interprets the maritime history of Salem. The park includes historic structures such as the Custom House where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked, the West India Goods Store, the 18th century Derby House, the 17th century Narbonne House, three historic wharves and the sailing vessel Friendship. The park also operates a Visitor Center in downtown Salem to orient visitors to significant maritime, early settlement and leather and textile industry sites and all events in Salem and Essex County.

DUTIES: As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, the incumbent serves as a front-line representative of the agency in the Division of Interpretation & Education. Incumbent will be expected to provide both interpretive and educational services to all visitors, including school students (Pre-school through college). The incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as exercise sound judgement and diplomatic behavior towards all visitors and staff.

Using professional customer service skills, the incumbent staffs the visitor center information desk and provides current, accurate information to visitors concerning the NPS and other surrounding areas of interest. Researches, develops and presents detailed and specific formal and informal interpretive tour programs on historical, cultural and natural history topics. Performs roving interpretation, providing visitors with information on park-related activities, services and park themes. Using established curricula and under the guidance of the Education Specialist, prepares and presents education programs to visiting students. Assists with school field trips

Staffs park visitor center to meet and greet visitors, and provides orientation, information, and informal interpretation. Assists with sales in visitor center bookstore. Works different locations throughout the park, including visitor centers, various historic buildings, water-side wharves, and aboard the tall ship, Friendship of Salem. Collects and records visitor use statistics according to instructions. Monitors stock of brochures, handouts, etc. for visitors. Updates and edits the park website and various social media outlets. Performs routine cleaning and minor repair of exhibits, such as cleaning display cases and replacing light bulbs. Operates and maintains a variety of audio/visual equipment. Offers first aid services when necessary to level of training. Prepares written replies to routine informational requests by email and on paper. Routinely disseminates safety and resource protection messages and performs routine administrative tasks as needed to support park operations and the Division of Interpretation & Education. Other miscellaneous duties as assigned, including collaboration and work will other park divisions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration if applicable.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver’s license.
  • Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.

For full details and application instructions go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455148400/

Park Ranger (Interpretation), Part time, Temporary, National Park Service, Concord, Mass.

Posted: 1/9/2017
Deadline: 1/20/2017
Job Announcement Number:  HRCSS-MIMA-17-1862220

Overview: The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to 6 temporary positions at Minute Man National Historical Park, in Concord, Mass. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May, 2017

Salary Range: $16.95 to $16.95 / Per Hour

This position is located within the Interpretation and Education Division of Minute Man National Historical Park located in Concord, Massachusetts. Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and interprets the opening battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775-  the significant historic sites, structures, properties, grave sites, and landscapes which lie along approximately 6 miles of the route of the battle are within the park. The 1000-acre park, including eight miles of trails, is located 16 miles west of Boston within the communities of Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

Duties

Incumbent serves as a uniformed employee of the National Park Service and serves as front-line representative of the agency. Incumbent conducts independent research and presents programs, walks, lectures, historic weapons demonstrations and multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks and roving assignments including living history using public speaking skills; provides, both orally and/or in writing, information about park resources and regulations employing appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of diverse audiences of all ages. Incumbent provides customer service and orients visitors, educates visitors about the social and cultural history of the park and informs visitors regarding activities that impact the preservation of historical and cultural resources, including issues dealing with visitor safety. Duties may be performed on or off site at locations designated by the park, e.g. visitor centers, auditoriums, trails.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, supplies, sandwich boards, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors in visitor centers and both indoor and out at historic sites, subject to some extremes in temperature and weather conditions to be expected in summer. Park areas may be geographically located in areas of high elevation, rugged terrain or dense populations. Duties may be performed alone in isolated areas.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTSIncumbent will be required to work all weekends and holidays. Wearing colonial period clothing and firing a black powder historic weapon is part of the living history duties for all PART-time seasonal Park Rangers

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration if applicable.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver’s license.
  • Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.

For full details and application instructions please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457973100

Summer Interns – Boston Furniture Archive

Posted: December 29, 2016
Deadline: February 1, 2017

The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks interns for its fourth annual summer field cataloging project, scheduled for May 31-August 22, 2017. Up to four interns will receive training and work as a team to document furniture at a number of museums and heritage sites in the Boston area. The internship is an exciting opportunity to build knowledge of material culture and decorative arts, museum and non-profit collections management, and database creation.

The Boston Furniture Archive is free, online database that provides catalog information and photographs of furniture produced in Boston between 1630 and 1930. Visit http://bostonfurniture.winterthur.org/ to access the database and learn more about the project.

Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $1,000 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided.

Please visit http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/boston_furniture_internship_2017.pdf for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 1, 2017.

 

Museum Teacher – Tsongas Industrial History Center

Posted: December 8, 2016
Deadline: January 6, 2017

The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park. The Center facilitates hands-on learning of industrial history and related science and engineering content through on- and off-site educational programs.  


Utilizing the Park’s unique historic resources, including authentic artifacts and primary sources, museum teachers are responsible for leading effective, curriculum-based education programs that communicate TIHC’s themes and objectives. The goal of this position is to engage students (usually in grades 3-12) in active learning by employing best practices in museum teaching, such as effective questioning, hands-on activities, and relevant age-appropriate discussions. 

Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s Degree or at least 2 years of college course work in a related field, such as History, Education, Museum Studies, Environmental Studies, or Engineering. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum of two years’ experience working with young people (classroom teacher or aide, after-school program presenter, scout leader, camp counselor)
Fluent in English
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Demonstrated presentation skills
Ability to work 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for regular programming
Ability to work both individually and collaboratively
Willingness to present TIHC extended-day programs in local schools strongly desired

Special Instructions to Applicants
Starting salary, $12.00 per hour, increases to $12.39 after 90-day probation period. Annual increases follow. 12-30 hours per week, depending on program bookings and requests from organizations for after-school programming.

Apply by January 6th at the UMass Lowell Human Resources site.
Direct job link:
http://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55263

Textual Processing Internship: JFK Library and Museum

Posted: November 17, 2016
Deadline: December 2, 2016
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position. 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week (16 hours) is required.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 2, 2016.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to christina.fitzpatrick@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-PROC-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Education Coordinator: Royall House and Slave Quarters

Posted: November 17, 2016

The Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, MA seeks a self-starter for a part-time Education Coordinator position to serve as lead museum teacher for all on-site and off-site school programs. Responsibilities include promoting and scheduling programs, recruiting and coordinating assistant teachers, and arranging bus transportation.

Candidates should enjoy working with elementary school students and have an interest in American history.  Prior classroom or museum teaching experience, demonstrated dependability, and oral presentation skills are necessary.  Salary:  $15/hour.  

Please send a resume and cover letter, including weekday availability, to education@royallhouse.org.

Events Coordinator: American Independence Museum

Posted: November 14, 2016

The American Independence Museum i s seeking an entrepreneurial Events Coordinator to think creatively and  build on our potential to utilize our resources to reach key strategic planning goals , which primarily include serving the larger  community and generating increased revenue streams. Working with a group of stalwart volunteers and the Museum’s staff, the Events Coordinator i s responsible for meeting public program budgetary goals for both income and individuals served and increasing the awareness of AIM.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree as well as two to five years of experience working i n a non-profit setting  with innovative programming. Ability to demonstrate program income growth a plus. The successful candidate will  be detail oriented, a self-starter, enjoy working on a team, and have great communication skills.

Position and Schedule:  This position i s 14  hours (2 days) per week December – April; 20 hours (2 days plus events) a week, May – November, and i s  contracted through December 31, 2017 with the option to renew and expand as a permanent position pending the  success of the growing program. Schedule to be decided between candidate and Executive Director, and i s based  out of the Ladd-Gilman House in Exeter, NH. Nights and weekends required, employee must be flexible. We are  an equal opportunity employer.

To apply , please send resume and cover l etter to  jwilliams@independencemuseum.org.

Spring 2017 Collections Intern: South County History Center

Posted: November 14, 2016 

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director
TERM: Spring 2017 (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
STATUS: Unpaid Internship, multiple positions available

Summary: The Collections Intern will work directly with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection.  The Collection Intern will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect), and research objects.  Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. 

Qualifications: Detailed-orientated
Research skills
Competency with computers
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation
Excellent time management and organizational skills

Application:  Please send application, cover letter and resume to Kathleen Connell at kathleen@southcountyhistorycenter.org.  Download Application Here

Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview.  Successful applicants will begin in February.

To request additional information, call us at 401.783.1328 or email: kathleen@southcountyhistorycenter.org.

State Survey Coordinator: New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

Posted: November 14, 2016
Deadline: November 21, 2016

The Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is seeking an experienced and well-organized individual to fill the position of State Survey Coordinator. This is a full-time position that works closely with all other programs and services in a busy State Historic Preservation Office located in Concord, NH. Successful experiences in conducting above-ground surveys for planning and regulatory purposes, in communicating with the public, and with database software and geographic information systems are essential. As with all positions at the DHR, the ability to work creatively within a team setting is essential.

Within the state system, this is a Historian position (Labor Grade 24), 37.5 hours per week, five days a week, beginning at $46,390.50 annual salary ($47,326.50 effective 1/6/17).

More information and applications are available for online submission at http://das.nh.gov/jobsearch/Employment.aspx, job id 8034. Please include a letter of interest and qualifications, resume and transcripts. Questions on the online application process can be directed to Kathy Stanick, Business Administrator, Department of Cultural Resources, 603/271-2400, or Kathy.stanick@dcr.nh.gov.

For additional information about the position, please contact Elizabeth Muzzey, Director and State Historic Preservation Officer, at 603/271-8850.

This position will remain open until November 21, 2016 or filled.

Project Lead:  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Posted: November 14, 2016
Deadline: November 18, 2016

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking an experienced Project Lead for our Records Management Facilitator internship program, whose main goal is to assist in organizing our holdings. We are looking for a motivated, resourceful, and conscientious information professional to become our in-house expert on all things information.

The Project Lead will be responsible for managing the two Project Assistants, and helping our office reach its record management goals.  One of the assistants will be based in Honolulu working with you, while the other will be based at a Refuge on our neighboring island, Kauai. This position will require some travel between the two islands by the Project Lead to ensure the goals of this program are being met. The intern must be able to stay the full six months of the rotation, and must be in the second year of graduate school, or have over a year plus experience in
digitization and cataloging.

The main responsibility of the rotation is to digitize and increase access to the records. Good time management skills are necessary as your daily work will be self-supervised and self-initiated.  While most of the Honolulu work will be conducted in the office, there are opportunities to travel to different refuges on O’ahu based on their records needs. We will count on you to guide us by making policy recommendations, workflow decisions, and strategies for future records practices.

SCHEDULE:This is a 6-month internship, and we will require you to stay for the full duration. As Project Lead you are also responsible for the smooth transition between rotations. During your six months, a full-time 40 hours per week schedule is preferable. However, the schedule is flexible and is negotiable depending on the needs of the office and interns.

COMPENSATION:The internship is unpaid, but we can offer free agency housing and subsidy for use of public transportation ($60 a month bus pass) for Honolulu interns and a government car for transportation to and from work for the Kauai intern. At the end of the internship, interns will be awarded $1,500. Furthermore, depending on your school’s program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Any work travel, to and from Kauai will also be covered. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse, which can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen people on Kauai.

APPLICATION PROCESS:To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Donna Marchessault at donna_marchessault@fws.gov. Please have the subject of the email state “RMF Application”. The deadline for applications is November 18, 2016 at 7 AM HST.

Public Programs Manager: The Bostonian Society

Posted: November 5, 2016
Deadline: November 21, 2016

Time period:This is a *one year position with benefits*. This position only has funding for the calendar year 2017 and is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017.

Summary: The Public Programs Manager is responsible for planning and executing public programs in 2017 at the Old State House museum. These include signature large events (the March Boston Massacre reenactment and our July 4th Harborfest activities) and our smaller programs. (School groups are handled by a different staff person.) This position will also be planning and developing programming for 2018-2020.

Qualifications include:
– Public program or visitor service experience
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Supervisory and team motivational skills
– Experience with managing complex programs involving staff, volunteers, and consultants
– Prefer a degree in History, Museum Studies, or a related field – or equivalent work experience

How To Apply:
This is a one-year term position with salary and benefits. Position expires on December 31, 2017.
Position is a Non-Exempt Salaried position. Occasional evening, weekend, or holiday work is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@bostonhistory.org.

For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visitwww.bostonhistory.org.

Senior Archivist: Museum of Science, Boston

Posted: November 5, 2016
Deadline: November 21, 2016

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Supervises 2 staff, 2 interns, 1-3 volunteers.
– Manages grants and a departmental budget.
– Manages 1,500 linear feet of documents, 3,200 media of various formats, 220 terabytes of digital information, 700 oversize items, 120 physical objects in 5 different locations.
– On a daily basis multiple sets of stairs will need to be climbed to access records.

WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is grant-funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Comprehensive understanding of archival best practices and standards.
– Thorough understanding with archival processing and cataloguing standards including appropriate metadata schemas.
– Knowledge of digitization best practices and standards.
– Proven grant writing ability.
– Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
– Budget management skills.
– Ability to manage staff, interns and volunteers and work collaboratively with others in the Museum.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
https://www.applicantpro.com/j/477466-29461

Internships: Smithsonian Gardens

Posted: November 3, 2016
Deadline: December 1, 2016 (Winter/Spring)
                     February 1, 2017 (Summer)

The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI’s expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.

We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

Opportunities include:
§  Education and Outreach
§  Archives of American Gardens
§  Landscape Architecture
§  Greenhouse Intern

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.

To apply for an internship, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at https://solaa.si.edu .

Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html .

Research Room Intern: JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Posted: November 3, 2016
Deadline: November 14, 2016

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern’s primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history.  The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

Applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov.  Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Edward M. Pell Graduate Fellowships: Fort Ticonderoga

Posted: October 29, 2016
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 12-August 18, 2017, include research fellowships that include topics in Exhibitions, Interpretation, Education, and Collections.

Qualifications:Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply.

Compensation: Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.

Apply:Graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information. Individual internship descriptions for each fellowship are linked here:
Collections Fellowship
Education Fellowship
Research Fellowship: Vernacular Military Architecture
Research Fellowship (World War I and the 7 Years War)

Historic Preservation Internship: Boston’s Three Deckers (Historic New England)

Posted: October 29, 2016

Historic Preservation Internship: Historic New England invites students (graduate level preferred) in historic preservation, history, public history, museum studies, and American studies, from diverse backgrounds to apply for the “Boston’s Three-Deckers: Stories and Images of Urban Life in Boston” internship. The intern will work with staff at Historic New England on a project that documents and shares by means of primary research, oral histories, and photography the dynamic history of the three-decker in Boston, through the lens of selected buildings drawn from Historic New England’s architectural drawings collection and located in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain area. There is also the possibility to collect or digitize photographs/archival material related to these buildings. If feasible, the intern will conduct oral histories of current residents of these buildings. These documents will add significantly to our understanding of the social history of this ubiquitous building type in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods, and to our overall knowledge of Boston’s architectural and cultural history.

This internship focuses on researching and documenting the three-decker in Boston from the standpoint of its evolution as a form of gateway housing. Possible products include oral histories, documentary photographs, summaries of building evolution, and a fuller picture of the individuals who occupied these buildings.

Qualifications: Students (graduate level preferred) in historic preservation, history, public history, museum studies, and American studies will be considered for this internship. Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and has as its goal the diversification of the historic preservation profession. Applicants from a racial or ethnic minority group are strongly encouraged to apply. The student must be able to travel to the project site on a regular basis.

Compensation: Intern will receive a stipend of $2,000 and will be reimbursed up to $500.00 for travel and supplies associated with this project. The intern will receive free admission to Historic New England sites and enjoy free admission to most museums and historic sites in the Boston area.

For more information and to download an application:
Visit http://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/volunteers-interns or
contact Historic New England at internships@historicnewengland.org
Please identify your interest in “Boston’s Three-Deckers” in applications and inquires.

Community Engagement Photography/ Media Internship: Roxbury’s Washington Park (Historic New England)

Posted: October 29, 2016

Description: This internship will focus on developing and implementing a community engagement project in the Washington Park neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on the impact of mid-twentieth-century urban renewal efforts on the neighborhood both past and present. Possible projects include a walking tour of the neighborhood, pop-up exhibitions, oral histories, and a photographic portfolio. The intern will be based at Historic New England’s Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. The student’s work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection.

A minimum of six weeks of work is required. Historic New England will provide the student with access to training on conducting oral histories, access to its extensive collections in order to provide context for the student’s work, and use of digital photography stations in Boston and Haverhill, Massachusetts, for processing and storage of the photographic images. The student’s work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection and shared with Urban Edge.

Qualifications
Students (graduate level preferred) in history, public history, museum studies, American studies, historic preservation, and journalism and media studies and the like will be considered for this internship. The student must be able to travel to the project site on a regular basis. 

Compensation
The intern will receive a stipend of $2,000 and will be reimbursed up to $500.00 for travel and supplies associated with this project. All interns receive free admission to Historic New England sites and enjoy free admission to most museums and historic sites in the Boston area.

Apply
Visit http://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/volunteers-interns or contact Historic New England at internships@historicnewengland.org.
Please identify your interest in “Roxbury’s Washington Park” in applications and inquiries.

Associate Director for Collections – Beverly Historical Society

Posted: October 20, 2016
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Overview

The Beverly Historical Society collects and interprets the history of Beverly through three historic properties and a collection of objects and documents of about one million items. We actively engage with residents and visitors through museum tours, lectures, school programs, publications, social media and research services. The small paid staff is supplemented by more than a dozen regular volunteers, many with special skills, as well as others who contribute on an occasional basis.

Primary Duties

Senior staff position with significant supervisory duties. Supervises staff and volunteers engaged in research services, exhibit installation and museum tours. Ensures adequate scheduling at all properties for the security of the collections and a high quality visitor experience. Works with museum educator to develop temporary and permanent exhibits based on the collections. With the director, manages a variety of facilities interpretive and maintenance-related tasks aimed at upholding the appearance, functionality, safety, and long-term preservation of the Society’s historic properties. Advocates for the Society and the collections through an active community presence and social media engagement. Serve as senior staff in the absence of the director.

Qualifications

MA in American history, museum studies, archival management, public history or related field. Knowledge of American/New England history and material culture. Knowledge of the management of museum and archival collections.Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational abilities, attention to detail, passion for community-based history, and an interest in working with the public in a small team environment. Minimum of three years collections experience required. Must be able to negotiate three-floor historic building with limited accessibility, as well as lift and carry light loads.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary range starts at 40K.

Apply Here

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship (2 available)- JFK Library and Museum

Posted: October 20, 2016
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media. In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s interest and the archives’ needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around January 15, 2017. The archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Closing date for this posting is 1 November 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-17-AV-01-[Your Name]” to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

Please include the following materials in your application:
-Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 17-AV-01, in the cover letter.
-Résumé
-Unofficial transcript
-Letter of recommendation
-Application form – Application

Processing Archivist – City of Somerville

Posted: October 11th, 2016
Deadline: November 1st, 2016 at 11:00am
Submissions must be delivered to 93 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02143 – no digital submissions

 
The City of Somerville Archives is hiring a contract processing archivist to physically arrange and describe four collections according to the Describing Archives; A Content Standard. While processing the collection, the contractor will perform basic preservation activities, such as refoldering and rehousing records. Records descriptions will be entered into Archivists’ Toolkit, which will be used to produce HTML files with EAD encoded metadata.

Background

In 2015, the CPA granted The Somerville Archives funds to hire a contractor to process specific collections from the archives. The collections identified were those deemed to have the most historic value, and to be of the most interest to researchers. These collections include The Board of Health Records, 1886-1960; Civil Defense Records, 1940s; Somerville Redevelopment Authority Records, 1960-1973; and the Law Department Closed Case Files, 1950s-1970s. The work of the processing contractor will result in four record guides. These guides will be posted online making the record collections discoverable.

Scope of Work

The contractor will process and describe 140 cubic feet of records in the six month period. If processing is completed before the end of the contract, the contractor will assist in digitizing records from the collections identified in the proposal.

Specifications / Requirements

The following items are considered specific requirements for the successful completion of this contract:

 The selected contractor will be responsible for working 40 hours per week

 Refolder and rehouse Board of Health Collection, Civil Defense Records, Somerville Redevelopment Authority Records, Law Department Closed Case Files.

 Enter descriptions of each collection into Archivists’ Toolkit.

 Produce EAD encoded record guides using Archivists’ Toolkit

Contract Period and Price

The selected contractor will be paid a total of $35,000 for a 6-month contract, anticipated to begin 12/1/2016 with work to be completed through 5/31/2017.

Application Process

A sealed application must be delivered to the Purchasing Department at 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143 by 11:00am on November 1st, 2016 – late submissions will not be considered. Questions regarding the position or the application process can be address to Michael Richards at mrichards@somervillema.gov.

Havana Archive Project Metadata Assistant – Hampshire College

Posted: October 15, 2016

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is seeking a Havana Archive Project Metadata assistant to create metadata for the ca. 4722 photographs of a photographic survey of 1,055 significant buildings in the Historic Center of Havana, Cuba. This is a 10-month, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.

Reporting to the systems and discovery librarian, The Havana Archive Project Metadata assistant will create object-level metadata for all image files. Images will be described using a scheme based on MODS XML, which the Hampshire College Library uses for all collections in its digital repository. Metadata will include descriptive, technical, and administrative elements, and will be created using appropriate name and subject authorities including DACS, NACO, AAT, LCSH, and TGN. Additional duties will include digitizing materials from Archives & Special Collections, creating MODS XML metadata records, and special digital projects as needed. The metadata assistant will take an active role in training and supervision for digitization work by undergraduate student employees.

A graduate degree from or enrollment in an accredited Library Science graduate program is required. Successful candidate should have an interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives. This position also requires excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills. Preferred qualifications include experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records; completion of Cataloging, Metadata, XML or related graduate level coursework demonstrating knowledge of relevant standards and best practices; and knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings in Spanish database (http://lcsh-es.org/) as well as knowledge of the Spanish language. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This 16-hour/week, non-benefited position begins immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu

Curatorial Intern – Nantucket Historical Association 

Posted: October 15, 2016

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks interns to work in its extensive historic textile and costume collections (ca. 1850–1950). The organization has grant funding to completely inventory and rehouse these collections. Graduate students or post-grads are preferred. Interns will be key team members on this project, and will help identify, assess, catalog, and rehouse items such as women’s and men’s clothing and household textiles of all kinds.

Candidates must have existing knowledge, skills, or training in a subject area relevant to this project. The intern will work at the Gosnold Museum Support Center under the supervision of the chief curator and the project collections specialist.

A stipend of $2500 is awarded to interns. Housing is provided. Internships are of a 10 week duration, with the schedule to be negotiated within Spring and/or Summer of 2017.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the dates (10 weeks) of availability to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org.

Part-Time Museum Interpreter – The Paul Revere House

Posted: October 15, 2016

Part-Time Museum Interpreters
Guides needed two days per week. Any days will be considered. Additional substitute days possible. (No full-time employment).

Qualifications: college sophomore or above, background in American history or other museum related field, excellent verbal skills, enthusiasm for working with the public, and money-handling ability.

Eight hour day 9:20 — 5:20 (seven hours during the winter, 9:20 — 4:20) $8.25 per hour. Lunch hour and training paid.

Send resume and letter indicating days available to Kristin Peszka, The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston MA 02113, or e-mail staff@paulreverehouse.org. The Paul Revere House is an equal opportunity employer.

Archives Technician – Bureau of Naval Personnel

Posted: October 15, 2016
Deadline: October 20, 2016

Summary
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
The selectee for this position serves as an Archives Technician in the Naval Historical Collection at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.  The primary purpose of the job is to provide assistance to the Archivists to collect, organize, arrange, publicize, preserve, exhibit, and make accessible records and historical materials in the collection.
You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application. This vacancy announcement may close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached.  Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.
Duties
-Assisting personnel in preventive preservation measures on archival mediums.
-Scanning documents into digital formats
-Assisting customers with photocopying and scanning of archival document.
-Secures collections in use by customers.
To Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
-Complete Resume.
-Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.
-Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Applications received after Thursday, October 20, 2016 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451360200/#btn-how-apply

Education Manager – Museum of WWII 

Posted: October 15, 2016

The International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts seeks a motivated, creative and pro-active Education Manager to develop and implement innovative learning programs for grades 6-12, college, and other audiences drawn to the Museum’s exciting mission.

The Education Manager will:

  • Assertively seek new opportunities to match the Museum’s mission and collection with diverse school and community partners
  • Cultivate partner relationships, collaboratively develop curricula, and lead museum experiences for students
  • Identify opportunities and create teacher professional development seminars, summer institutes, and release day programs
  • Effectively manage planning, scheduling, and on-site logistics
  • Collaborate to identify and secure philanthropic and foundation funding
  • Have a keen eye to program expansion opportunities as the Museum grows into a much-enlarged facility

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an entrepreneurial self-starter, with skills in outreach & relationship-building
  • Possess a strong background in history education
  • Have the capacity to grow the role as the Museum grows rapidly
  • Possess 7-10 years experience in teaching, curriculum development, and education leadership & management, as well as an understanding of current patterns and trends in history education
  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills

Please apply with a cover letter specific to this job, a resume, and the names of three references directly via email to:

Marshall Carter, Founding Director of Education

mcarter@museumofworldwarii.org

Volunteer/Internship – Boston Natural Areas Network Community Garden Archive

Posted: October 15, 2016

The goal of the internship it to arrange and describe the community garden files of the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The collection contains 15 boxes of files from 60 individual member gardens spanning the decades from the 1970s and ‘80s to 2014, and reflects the tremendous work of BNAN in helping to create beautiful and healthy spaces in the city.  The materials include photos, newspaper articles, correspondence, improvement plans, maps, and plot plans of the gardens. This collection is important and relevant to researchers and scholars interested in community gardening, Boston history, environmental history, urban planning and urban renewal, community action, grassroots organizing, the immigrant experience and cultural transmission.  

Location Name: The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center
Address: 27 Everett Street
City, State, ZIP: Sharon, MA, 02067
Website: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/archives-research-center.html#t1
Supervisor: Nicole Lapenta
Hours: Business Days

T, W, Th, 9-4

Mass Transit: Accessible via mass transit
Commuter train from South Station to Sharon. Walk 15 minutes to the Archives & Research Center.
Parking: Parking available
New England Genealogical Society – Part Time and Full Time Positions

Posted: October 10, 2016

The New England Genealogical Society is seeking to fill two research positions of the same nature. One of these positions is part time, while the other is full time.

Basic Function of the position:

Conduct genealogical research as directed by the Director of Research Services

Duties and Responsibilities: (use back or separate sheet if necessary)

– Provide genealogical services for patrons (completing a minimum of 20-25 billable hours per week for full time) thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients
-Assist with special projects as needed
-Write articles for various NEHGS platforms including New England Ancestors, the Register, and the website
-Attend genealogical conferences as needed

Education level for the position:

Bachelor’s degree in a history related field.

Skill Level for the position:

-Genealogical training.
-3-4 years of professional genealogical experience
-Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.
-Advanced genealogical experience
-Knowledge of the NEHGS collection
-Computer skills
-Customer services experience
-Knowledge of library organization
-Writing skills

Contact:
Lindsay Fulton
Director of Research Services
lindsay.fulton@nehgs.org

Records Management Facilitator Internship – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Posted: October 10, 2016
Deadline: October 26, 2016

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for three Records Management Facilitator interns to assist in organizing our holdings. We are looking for three motivated, resourceful, and conscientious information professionals to become our in-house experts on all things information.  The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly or transferring them to the National Archives and Records Administration.

The main responsibility of the rotation is to digitize and increase access to the records. Good time management skills are necessary as your daily work will be self-supervised and self-initiated. This is a particularly important skill for the the Kauai intern as he or she will need to balance their time between two refuges based on record needs. While most of the Honolulu work will be conducted in the office, there are opportunities to travel to different refuges on O’ahu based on their records needs. We will count on you to guide us by making policy recommendations, workflow decisions, and strategies for future records practices.

You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, content management systems, and other disciplines. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating and coordinating with other staff, establishing guidelines and best practices, networking with other information professionals for support and information sharing, and training others on policies and procedures.

SCHEDULE: A 6-month, full-time (40 hours per week) schedule is preferable. However, the schedule is flexible and is negotiable depending on the needs of the office and interns.

COMPENSATION: The internship is unpaid, but we can offer free agency housing and subsidy for use of public transportation ($60 a month bus pass) for Honolulu interns and a government car for transportation to and from work for the Kauai intern. At the end of the internship, interns will be awarded $1,500. Furthermore, depending on your school’s program  requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING: The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu or Kauai, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse, which can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen people on Kauai.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Donna Marchessault at donna_marchessault@fws.gov

Please have the subject of the email state “RMF Application”

The deadline for applications is October 26, 2016 at 7 AM HST.

Historic Preservation Internships – National Park Service

Posted: October 6, 2016
Deadline: October 28, 2016

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for the academic year 2016-2017.  These are for the academic year only; a separate notice will be sent out in January 2017 for summer 2017 positions.

The program is designed to allow students and recent graduates (August 2015 and later) in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.

For more information and application, go to: www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm
or
www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php

Positions available in the Boston area:

2848.  Northeast Regional Office, History Program, Records Management

2849-2850.  Northeast Regional Office Historic Structure Research & Documentation Branch (HSR&D), Historic Structure Documentation Program

2851.  Northeast Regional Office, Northeast Museum Services Center

2852.  Northeast Regional Office, Northeast Museum Services Center, Education Specialist Intern/Museum Educator Intern

Check the website for position details and updates on new positions.

 

Director – Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

Posted: September 27, 2016

The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is currently recruiting for a year-round Director position on Nantucket, MA. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to utilize your talent and creativity at Nantucket’s most loved boutique museum.  In this hands-on role, you will be able to work on many functions associated with the operations of a small museum.  The Director and Executive Director work closely on many aspects of museum operation, so the ability to work as part of a small team is essential.

Duties of the Director:

  • Stage an annually changing thematic exhibit exploring an avenue of history or design as it pertains to Nantucket lightship baskets. Assistant in research and collaborative exhibit script writing. Source loans, implement intake, and return procedures.
  • Assist with the scheduling and managing of volunteers.
  • Maintain the collections and donor management database.
  • Manage the membership program including renewals, new member acquisition, and win back programs.
  • Manage the museum’s year-round youth weaving program, including scheduling, registration, and promotion
  • Assist with the coordination, planning, and implementation of fundraising events.
  • Maintain a social media presence for the museum.
  • Manage the museum’s online gift shop including product promotions, new product introductions, and order distributions.
  • update the museum’s website.
  • Create marketing messages through Constant Contact and news/media outlets.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 5+ years of experience working in a hands-on environment with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Publisher
  • Knowledge of Nantucket history, American decorative or folk arts, especially the history of lightship baskets and their makers a plus
  • Experience with museum database software, Past Perfect, and accounting software Quick Books is preferred
  • Experience with photoshop, photography, and basic graphic design skills a plus
  • Experience working with the public and volunteers.

 If you are looking to expand your knowledge of museum management, this Director position could be the one for you!  This is a unique opportunity to learn all facets of museum management and have a real and direct impact on this organization.  If you think you are up for the challenge, submit your resume to adminoffice@nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Coordinator of Library Sciences: Hancock Shaker Village

Posted: September 27, 2016
Deadline: October 21, 2016

Description:
The HSV library is a unique collection of Shaker-related materials including primary sources such as manuscripts, journals, account books and other documents, as well as secondary sources and related publications on other utopian societies and American religious movements. The collection focuses on the Hancock community, but also includes materials from all Shaker communities, past and present.

The CLS will be responsible for organizing the HSV library and archives, cataloging additions to the library collection, and performing basic genealogical research for queries that are submitted to the CM or other volunteers.

Qualifications:
-BA or BS

-MA in library science, related field, or equivalent experience (strongly recommended)

-basic knowledge or experience with archival practices (strongly recommended)

-working knowledge of all MS programs, scanning, familiarity with PastPerfect software (recommended but not required)

-team player, willing to pitch in if needed

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to lpizani@hancockshakervillage.org or mail to:

HSV

PO Box 927

Pittsfield, MA  01202

COLLECTIONS CATALOGER (THREE POSITIONS AVAILABLE): Fort Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, NY

Posted: September 27, 2016

In support of Fort Ticonderoga’s commitment to preserve and educate, the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums For America (IMLS:MFA)-funded collections catalogers will inventory and rehouse Fort Ticonderoga’s collections housed in an on-campus storage facility. These staff members will update and maintain the collections database, inventory and catalog thousands of objects in varying conditions from the 18th through 20th centuries.

Applicant must be enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented, and have a passion for preservation. Candidate must possess a strong ability to multi-task, follow priorities and schedules, and maintain collections organization in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be able to work in a myriad of different climates and environments where the collections are housed, be a creative problem-solver, and have an optimistic attitude. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Previous experience working with collections management databases (PastPerfect) preferred. Applicant will be working in a non-climate-controlled facility with all collections types, including art, textiles, paper, and archaeological specimens. Candidate should possess an interest or demonstrated background in American military and social history and related material culture, particularly as associated with the 18th through early 20th centuries. The three collections catalogers will be key members of the museum’s IMLS:MFA project team.

To apply send letter of interest and resume to Miranda Peters, Collections Manager, Fort Ticonderoga Association at P.O. Box 390, 30 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or e-mail mpeters@fort-ticonderoga.org.

Interviews will take place in-person or via Skype beginning October 3rd and will continue until all positions are filled. Faxed applications may be sent to 518-585-2210. For more information call 518-585-2821. http://www.fortticonderoga.org/from-the-fort/employment

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

SALARY RANGE: $12/hr

Posted on: 09/26/2016

MUSEUM INTERPRETER: Coggeshall Farm Museum

Bristol, RI

Posted: September 27, 2016

Coggeshall Farm Museum is looking for part-time staff to interpret and work on the late 18th century farm, garden, and animal husbandry for visitors at our non-profit living history museum and working farm in Bristol, RI. As part of a small and dedicated staff, this position requires a self-motivated, dependable, and outgoing individual. Responsibilities: conduct school tours, regular daily tours, workshops, and special events programming; demonstrate 18th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge; provide the visitors with informative, accurate, and engaging information; assist with care for the health, safety, and cleanliness of all animals; assist with basic maintenance of all structures and farm fields; assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events. 

Qualifications: Knowledge of farm animal husbandry or ability to learn; minimum 2 years experience with agricultural presentations, preferably at a historic site is preferred; experience with school tours, outreach programs and special events is preferred; physically able to lift 40lbs, and be on your feet for 2 hours at a time; valid driver’s license with a clear driving record; ability to perform physical labor related to farm work, including the ability to use or learn to use 18th century farm equipment in varying weather conditions; ability to work a flexible schedule, weekends required.

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to Casey Duckett Interim Executive Director c.duckett@coggeshallfarm.org 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

Posted on: 08/25/2016

PUBLIC PROGRAM FACILITATOR: New England Air Museum

Windsor Locks, CT

Posted: September 27, 2016
Deadline: October 21, 2016

The New England Air Museum seeks outgoing individuals to join our team as Public Program Facilitators. This position plays an essential role in providing high quality experiences for youth and family visitors. Public Program Facilitators are responsible for leading hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, children’s birthday parties, and open cockpit experiences in historic aircraft. Other duties include assisting with scout programs and special events as needed.

Experience working with children in educational or youth development settings is required, as is an interest in the history of aviation. Some college coursework in education, history or science is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $15 per hour and requires weekend availability. Some weekday availability is also required during school vacation weeks and the months of July and August. Standard hours are 10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m., with some evenings as needed. Public Program Facilitators average between 4-6 shifts per month during the school year and up to 5 shifts per week during school vacation weeks and summer months. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Email cover letter and resume to Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, at agparks@neam.orgby October 21, 2016.

No phone calls please. The New England Air Museum is an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.neam.org/air-museum-news.php.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

SALARY RANGE: $15 per hour

Posted on: 09/21/2016

CURATOR OF EDUCATION: Abbe Museum

Bar Harbor, ME

Posted: September 27, 2016
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Abbe Museum is hiring a Curator of Education. This is a full-time, experienced position with a strong focus on education through dialogue in a decolonizing context and a team-based work environment. The Curator of Education will lead the museum’s education and public programs work, including program development and delivery, teacher training, educational resource development, and recruitment, training, and management of part-time museum educators and guest services associates. The position reports to the President & CEO.

Candidates should have knowledge of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues, experience working with the public, and excellent communication and organizational skills. A current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and availability for evening and weekend work are required. This is a highly public position requiring a thorough understanding of the Abbe’s mission and strategic plan. The Curator of Education will also have the highest standards of integrity, be culturally competent, outgoing, self-starting, well-organized, tactful, detail-oriented, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

For a full job description, visit http://www.abbemuseum.org/about/job_opportunities.html.

Interested candidates should email a resume or CV and cover letter in PDF format to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org or mail to:

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President & CEO, Abbe Museum, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 non-exempt

Posted on: 09/22/2016

GENERAL MANAGER: APPLETON FARMS PORTFOLIO

Ipswich, MA

Posted September 27, 2016

Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest nonprofits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. The Trustees preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment.

Candidate Profile:

The GM reports to the Vice President, Eastern Region and serves as a member of the Regional Leadership Team. The GM is accountable for the day-to-day management of six or more of The Trustees’ significant natural and cultural special places, performing the role as an entrepreneurial senior leader and manager of a diverse team. The General Manager will enable an excellent visitor experience where all visitors feel welcome and have outstanding experiences with The Trustees’ conservation and preservation work. The GM is part of a broader regional and statewide team focused on business planning, financial performance, talent management of staff and volunteers, membership and engagement growth, and ensuring excellent stewardship for the landscapes and buildings within the portfolio of properties. Working alongside The Trustees’ partners in the local community, the GM serves as an ambassador to build relationships with their communities to promote and protect The Trustees’ properties as iconic cultural and natural destinations.

Contact: The Trustees of Reservations has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire.

Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard at https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/1151.

For full job description, including responsibilities and qualifications, please visit https://koyapartners.com/search/general-manager-appleton-farms-portfolio/

 DIRECTOR: Libby Museum

Town of Wolfeboro, NH

Posted September 27, 2016

The Town of Wolfeboro seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of the Libby Museum. This position is seasonal (6 months) and responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the museum, including overseeing exhibits, displays, facility, budgetary matters, resource development, community outreach, educational programs, marketing: coordinating tours and making presentations; supervising museum employees, and performing other duties as assigned. The Libby Museum is operated by the Town of Wolfeboro, and its director is considered a Town Department Head. Previous museum work experience is strongly preferred. Hourly wage rate: $19.37-$23.70/hr.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Town of Manager David Owen, P.O. Box 629, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 ortownmanager@wolfeboronh.us

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

SALARY RANGE: $19.37-$23.70

IEN Museum Intern at the Tomaquag Museum

Posted: September 27, 2016
Apply By: October 30, 2016

TITLE: IEN Museum Intern
REPORTS TO: Executive Director (ED) or Assistant Director (AD) or designee
TERM: 52 week internship, 20 hours per week Salary: $10/hr
SALARY: $10/hour

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: Tomaquag Museum is looking for a Museum Intern (MI) to support the staff by undertaking a variety of tasks for the growth of the museum. MI will help with museum education, programs, administrative tasks, marketing, retail, admissions, environmental education and other areas of museum work. The ideal candidate will be willing to learn new things, work with a team and be self motivated. The candidate will have opportunities to learn many facets of museum work.

Apply by: Friday, October 30, 2016
Submit Application to Contact: Samantha Cullen Fry, sfry@tomaquagmuseum.org

IEN Museum Apprentice at the Tomaquag Museum

Posted September 27, 2016
Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2016

Title: IEN Museum Apprentice
Reports To: Executive Director or Assistant Director or designee
Term: 52 week internship, 20 hours per week
Salary: $12/hour

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: Tomaquag Museum is looking for a Museum Apprentice (MA) to support the staff by undertaking a variety of tasks for the growth of the museum. MA will focus on one specific area of the museum which could be education, programs, administrative tasks, marketing, retail, admissions, environmental education and other areas of museum work. The ideal candidate will be willing to learn new things, work with a team and be self motivated. The candidate will have opportunities throughout to learn many facets of museum work. 

Apply by: Friday, October 30, 2016
Submit Application to Contact: Samantha Cullen Fry, sfry@tomaquagmuseum.org

Volunteer Opportunity: Lynn County Museum/Lynn Arts

September 27, 2016

The Lynn Museum/LynnArts is collaborating with the Lynn Public Schools to engage with third grade classes for a multi­visit program during the 2016­2017 academic year. The program will employ our exhibit “Industry and Craft: People at Work in Lynn” to introduce the students to Lynn’s history.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with the museum visits, occurring in early spring.

Ideal candidates will have morning weekday availability, an interest in educating with museum artifacts, and an enthusiasm for interacting with elementary age students. Experience in education is a plus but not required. No special background in history of Lynn is needed – we will provide training.

Interested individuals should email Judith Marshall, Education and Research Specialist, at programs@lynnmuseum.org for more information.

Work Study: Education Intern at the Commonwealth Museum

September 27, 2016

The intern’s major responsibilities at the museum will be to work with the Education department to assist with teaching, chaperoning, and learning to create dynamic, interactive educational programs.  The museum has a popular and exciting field trip program that serves over 6,000 school students from Massachusetts each year.  The intern will assist in teaching elementary, middle, and high school groups, send out educational materials to teachers in advance of their visit, and handle scheduling, including coordination with the bus company.  A secondary responsibility will be to provide museum tours to the public.  At times it may necessary to assist the Special Events Director with facility rental issues.

This is a morning position, from 9:00-1:00. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Professional casual dress is required .

This is a work study position. 

Contact:

Mary McCarthy Collins, Special Events and Public Programs, Commonwealth Museum

Mary.collins@sec.state.ma.us

617-727-9268 x 225

www.commonwealthmuseum.org

Photograph Archivist

Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

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The Photograph Archivist works closely with the Curator and the Research Archivist/Archivist to arrange, describe, and maintain the image collections managed by The Mary Baker Eddy Library (MBEL). These include the Historic Photograph Collection, photographs in the organizational archives, photographs of Library exhibits and programs. This position also assists in the planning for documenting and maintaining these collections.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Follows archival standards to ensure the long term care and preservation of the photo collection. Catalogs photographs, creating records in collection management systems or editing existing records. As needed, researches in archival collections to locate information on photographs.

  • Develops policies and procedures for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in regard to the arrangement, description, and preservation of photograph collections.

  • Oversees large-scale photo collection processing projects.

  • Trains staff and interns on proper care and handling of photographic materials.

  • Provides photo collections reference services and research assistance to patrons of the Library (both internal and external) via email, telephone, and in person.

  • Works collaboratively with MBEL staff on exhibits and programs.

  • Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel on issues of rights, permissions, and use pertaining to photographic services.

  • Manages the fulfillment of orders for image use, reproduction, and permissions as well as for invoices to be produced and payments to be made.

  • Collaborates (in conjunction with Office of Records Management, Curator, and Research and Reference Services) with other departments to assess photographs from other collections and to plan and implement digitization projects.

  • Oversees interns as needed.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

  • Demonstrated specific experience (1-3 years) or coursework in working with image collections and in archives management. This should include training in image handling and care.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems, collection management systems, and/or archive collection management systems. This would include knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies for archives, museums, and news organizations; familiarity with Re:discovery/Proficio and Merlin a plus.

  • Familiarity with photographic processes, including digitization on flatbed scanners, and
    image manipulation software such as Photoshop.

  • Experience in historical research as well as the ability to quickly learn about and recognize significant people, places, and events captured in images that relate to Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and its affiliates, the history of the Christian Science movement, and The Christian Science Monitor.

  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn; a team player.

  • General knowledge of standards of rights and reproduction a plus.

Work Environment:

Primarily an office environment and able to comfortably lift 40 pounds or more.

Christian Science Information:

Membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, preferred.

Position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

Archives Specialist

Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA

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Primary Role:
Specialist works with a high degree of independence to appraise, maintain, capture, and protect Shire’s Research and Nonclinical documentation.

Responsibilities:
80%:
Working member of an audit inspection-ready R&D paper and electronic Archives, responsibilities include:
• Insure the timely return/closure of records from authors
• Appraise and process new materials added to the archive collection from onsite records created by laboratory scientists, and off-site CROs
• Manage the recall of archived records for legal and regulatory support
• Manage quality checks of materials scanned
• Support maintenance of offsite storage collection
• Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions
• Act as point of contact for Nonclinical regulatory submissions: Work with CROs to consolidate materials to offsite vendors and create itemized record inventories
• Support document Issuance: Issuing records to users in a timely manner including Reports, Protocols, Paper Notebooks, Binders, etc.

20%:
Additional Administrative Responsibilities:
• Revising, writing, reviewing and initiating new SOPs as needed
• Maintain contracts and relationships with vendors and third parties
• Route POs, invoices, and vendor information in SAP, as well as recommend cost-effective improvement strategies

Education & Experience Requirements:
• BS or BA required (or higher)
• Experience as an archivist or documentation specialist, preferably in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare environment, with 3 years of experience BS or a BA, or 1+ years of experience with MS or MA
• Must be able to lift 15-30lbs on a routine basis.
• Must also be able to use a stepladder to access physical records.
• Experience working at a CRO, or in a Lab Science is a plus
• CRM certification or MSLS/MSLIS is desirable
• Experience with SharePoint, and Inventory/Content management systems such as (OmniRIM, FileBridge,etc.) preferred

About Shire:
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Archives Assistant

Boston College, The Burns Library, Boston, MA

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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description:

The Burns Library, Boston College, seeks an Archives Assistant. Under the direction of the Processing Archivist, the Archives Assistant will be responsible for physically organizing and recording information about archival collections, including assigning material to series (categories) according to established processing plans. The Archives Processing Assistant will handle, organize, and take notes regarding large quantities of rare, unique, and/or unpublished material. Attention to detail, ability to organize, consistency, and careful handling are all essential. The incumbent must be able work independently and report progress.

Position Details:
Department: 060041 – Burns Library
Position: 00014253 – Archives Assistant
Grade: 1ST
Salary Range: 32,700 -40,900

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, especially if coupled with some training in library science. 1-2 years of library experience, including work with archival materials. Excellent written communication skills. Must be able to lift 30 lb. boxes

Research Archivist/ Researcher

Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

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As a member of the staff of Research & Reference Services, the Research Archivist provides assistance to individuals interested in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, handling queries from all over the world – historical research questions posed by email, by phone, in person, etc. Patrons include distinguished scholars as well as the general public. An important component of the work is fulfilling the historical information needs, large and small, of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, including The Christian Science Publishing Society. The collections utilized by Research staff are primarily documentary in nature, and include special collections focused on Eddy, her life and times, as well as the organizational archives of the Church.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities:

As a member of the team, fulfills the informational needs of internal and external inquiries. This includes responding to emails and phone messages, and assisting those who visit the Library’s Research Room. (The annual number of questions answered numbers well over three thousand.) Answering queries involves exploration of the archival collections, published materials, and databases to retrieve data.

  • Regularly assists patrons who visit the Library’s Research Room. Manning the “front desk” is a responsibility that rotates among Research Team members and involves:

    • one-on-one research and reference assistance, including introducing patrons to the collections, databases, and finding aids, and providing guidance on how to correctly handle historic materials;

    • answering phone calls and filling purchase requests.

  • Assigns and tracks queries for the entire staff, using a Salesforce database. This is another rotating duty.

  • Assists patrons by retrieving original materials and publications from the Library stacks, and requesting materials from offsite storage, and filling photocopy requests.

  • Another responsibility is maintaining the Library’s book collections. This includes the cataloging of new acquisitions, maintaining subscriptions, and meeting with other team members on book conservation issues. One Research Archivist is responsible for this.

  • Writes articles about the collections for the Library’s website, such as “From the Collections” and other short pieces.

  • Assists with projects relating to archival processing, records management, acquisitions, programs, exhibits, and other Library activities.

 

Other duties as assigned, including participation in public programs of the Library (on community days).

Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate is familiar with 19th century American religious or women’s history, and has a working knowledge of  biographical and other historical information on Mary Baker Eddy, her ideas and legacy, and the history of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

  • A Master’s degree in library science or history (or equivalent education and experience) is optimal.  If a candidate who is otherwise qualified does not have a graduate degree, completion of such a degree may be required within the first five years of employment.

  • Experience conducting in-depth historical research in primary and secondary materials, including print and online.

  • Experience in a library or archives environment, including working with the public.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with databases.

  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 40 lbs and use step ladders.

The incumbent must be a team player – committed to interacting with and consulting colleagues, and enthusiastic about the high standards of Research & Reference Services. Team members are also expected to give excellent customer service, and convey a positive experience to all inquirers.

Membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, required. Primary class instruction preferred.

This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

Archives Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, flexible between 9 am to 4 pm. $15 per hour. Available now through the end of December, 2016.

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the US. The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of an experienced archives staff on archival and manuscript collections to improve access to those collections.

Tasks will vary, but may include:

Collections:

  • creating folder or container lists
  • re-housing
  • data entry using Archivists’ Toolkit/ArchiveSpace
  • Describing the content of series or collections
  • Assist staff with office visits to pack and transfer materials

Other tasks critical to the maintenance of the collections and dissemination of information about them may be performed.

Required: Ability to work independently and with a team important. Accuracy and an eye for detail very important. Knowledge of professional archival practices and procedures. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.).

To apply: please send cover letter and resume by email (no phone calls please):

Greta Suiter
gsuiter@mit.edu
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

Archives Technician

National Archives and Records Administration, Waltham, MA

The Archives Technician performs reference service, accessioning, disposition, retrieval, and records relocation and filing tasks.

For description of duties, requirements and how to apply, see:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448471400/

Researcher/Associate Producer 

Detour  Detour is a San Francisco/Los Angeles-based tech start-up that produces high-quality location-based travel experiences.  Detour’s audio experiences are aimed at hip travelers who are looking to explore the hidden gems and unknown stories in cities around the world. Our users love “This American Life,” Vice, and HBO. We are NOT a travel guide with facts. Detour’s immersive experiences have strong narrative arcs, cinematic scoring, and make the locations characters in the stories. Detour is looking for individuals with strong research skills, good storytelling instincts, and a passion for sharing what they love about their city to join our team.

Description: The Researcher/Associate Producer will be working alongside an L.A.-based Producer to develop and produce a large amount of experiential/audio content for Boston. The Researcher/Associate Producer will be responsible for:

~ Supporting the Producer in generating and researching, story ideas for assigned cities.

~ Bringing their own knowledge, passion, and contacts in their city to the table to help generate leads and stories that Producers working from LA might not be able to discover through remote research.

~ Outreach to potential subjects, as well as conducting interviews and recording audio in the field.

~ Working with Producer to develop and produce the tours using Detour’s Descript platform.

~ Test walking routes multiple times to check for and troubleshoot issues including, but not limited to, GPS trigger placement, navigational clarity, operating hours for businesses featured on the route, and discrepancies between what sites looked like during research and what they look like currently.

~ Assisting Producer with outreach and coordination between Detour and potential locations and other local stakeholders who might be involved in a given tour.

~ Helping to execute all releases and contracts needed for the tour production.

~ Supporting Producer in securing and managing digital assets for Detour’s “Explore” section related to tour including stills, info on operating hours, etc.

Requirements:

~ Degree in entertainment (TV, film, podcasting, radio) or other relevant field (History, Journalism, Urban Studies/Planning, Sociology, Hospitality, etc) with a minimum of 1 year experience preferred.

~ Deep knowledge of your city’s past and present, with a strong desire to explore the things you don’t know as well.

~ Ability to brainstorm and contribute to the development of story ideas, as well as strong communication skills and comfort with talking to a wide range of people from all walks of life.

~ Self-Starter with the ability to work well both in a team setting and autonomously.

~ Tech-savvy and a quick study of emerging platforms for production.

~ Passion for your city and for sharing what makes it great with others.

Start date is late August and the project will run through approximately May, 2017.

The Researcher/Associate Producer will be working from their home, but this is a full-time job with regular hours of 9am-6pm.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please submit resume and references to: tessa.khalaieff@gmail.com Please make sure to include “Researcher/Associate Producer”

Freelance Public Historian Researcher/Associate Producer 

Deadline: August 22, 2016

Description: Northampton-based Mass Humanities needs the services of a public historian to assist with the following tasks:

  • Preparing existing Mass Moments essays for a new website. Includes editing and updating essays, harvesting content, and research on images and locations (about half of the work);
  • Assisting with planning and programming in the field of Massachusetts local history;
  • Assisting with planning a national humanities conference in Boston scheduled for fall 2017;
  • Assisting with additional logistics and collaborative tasks.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated person at the level of a Master’s degree in Public History or Public Humanities with three to five years’ work experience, Internet and computer competence, good writing and editing skills, curating experience and/or aptitude, familiarity with the public humanities community in the Boston area (museums, historical societies, libraries), and an interest in working collaboratively.

We anticipate a 12-month, non-renewable contract for 20 hours/week at $30/hour beginning as soon as possible and not later than October 1, 2016. No benefits.

To apply: complete the form found on our website.

Posted: August 9, 2016

Archives Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02139

Description: The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of the Archivist for Reference Outreach and Instruction to support reference, access and outreach activities. The Archives Assistant will be stationed at the reference desk in the Institute Archives and Special Collections reading room.

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Managing receipt and return of collections stored off-site, and tracking them (ongoing, daily; ca. 1-2 hrs/day)
  • Compiling reference statistics (ongoing, monthly)
  • Supporting reference, access, and outreach activities (ongoing)
  • Assisting with receipt of collections and supplies

Requirements: Must possess good verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). Accuracy and an eye for detail very important.  Ability to work independently and with a team important. Good written communication skills a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Aleph, FileMakerPro, Adobe applications, and Archivists Toolkit/ArchivesSpace helpful but not required.

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line)

Through 30 June 2017 (available immediately).  35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9-5, $15 per hour.

Position is temporary, not permanent.

To apply: Mail, fax or email resume to–

Nora Murphy
nmurphy@mit.edu
fax: 617-258-7305
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

Posted: August 9, 2016

Historic Preservation Internship Fall 2016

Historic New England

Boston’s Three-Deckers: Stories and Images of Urban Life in Boston

Historic Preservation Internship: Historic New England invites students (graduate level preferred) in historic preservation, history, public history, museum studies, and American studies, from diverse backgrounds to apply for the “Boston’s Three-Deckers: Stories and Images of Urban Life in Boston” internship. The intern will work with staff at Historic New England on a project that documents and shares by means of primary research, oral histories, and photography the dynamic history of the three-decker in Boston, through the lens of selected buildings drawn from Historic New England’s architectural drawings collection and located in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain area. There is also the possibility to collect or digitize photographs/archival material related to these buildings. If feasible, the intern will conduct oral histories of current residents of these buildings. These documents will add significantly to our understanding of the social history of this ubiquitous building type in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods, and to our overall knowledge of Boston’s architectural and cultural history.

Description: This internship focuses on researching and documenting the three-decker in Boston from the standpoint of its evolution as a form of gateway housing. Possible products include oral histories, documentary photographs, summaries of building evolution, and a fuller picture of the individuals who occupied these buildings.

The intern will work with a supervisor on Historic New England’s staff to identify subject properties, facilitate contacts within the community/neighborhood to cultivate an atmosphere of trust and partnership, develop a proposal for the project, and execute the project. A minimum of six weeks of work is required. Historic New England will provide the student with access to training on conducting oral histories, access to its extensive collections in order to provide context for the student’s work, and use of digital photography stations in Boston and Haverhill, Massachusetts, for processing and storage of the photographic images. The intern will be based at Historic New England’s Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. The student’s work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection.

Qualifications: Students (graduate level preferred) in historic preservation, history, public history, museum studies, and American studies will be considered for this internship. Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and has as its goal the diversification of the historic preservation profession. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. The student must be able to travel to the project site on a regular basis.

Compensation: Intern will receive a stipend of $2,000 and will be reimbursed up to $500.00 for travel and supplies associated with this project. The intern will receive free admission to Historic New England sites and enjoy free admission to most museums and historic sites in the Boston area.

Historic New England is the country’s oldest and largest regional heritage organization. Please see our website www.historicnewengland.org for more information.

For more information and to download an application:

Visit http://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/volunteers-interns or

contact Historic New England at internships@historicnewengland.org

Please identify your interest in “Boston’s Three-Deckers” in applications and inquires.

Posted: August 8, 2016

Community Engagement Oral History and Photography/Media Internships Fall 2016

Historic New England

Roxbury’s Washington Park: Stories and Images of Urban Renewal and Beyond

Oral History and Community Outreach Internship: Historic New England invites students (graduate level preferred) in history, public history, museum studies, American studies, historic preservation, and the like from diverse backgrounds to apply for the internship Roxbury’s Washington Park: Stories and Images of Urban Renewal and Beyond. The intern will work with staff at Historic New England and Urban Edge on a collaborative community engagement project that documents and shares by means of oral histories the dynamic stories of the Washington Park neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts, during and after urban renewal of the 1960s and 70s. There is also the possibility to collect or digitize historic photographs/archival material in the collections of neighborhood residents. These oral histories, conducted with key figures in the neighborhood, images, and documents will add significantly to our understanding of this important Boston neighborhood during a pivotal period. The project will provide invaluable resources for all who come to Historic New England to study New England culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Documentary Photography Internship: Historic New England invites graduate level students in photography from diverse backgrounds to apply for the internship Roxbury’s Washington Park: Stories and Images of Urban Renewal and Beyond. The intern will work with staff at Historic New England and Urban Edge on a project to photographically document either through photography or film the people and places of the Washington Park neighborhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The photographs created as a result of this internship will add significantly to our understanding of this important Boston neighborhood and will be invaluable resources for all who come to Historic New England to study New England culture in the twenty-first century.

Description: These internships will focus on developing and implementing a community engagement project in the Washington Park neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on the impact of mid-twentieth-century urban renewal efforts on the neighborhood both past and present. Possible projects include a walking tour of the neighborhood, pop-up exhibitions, oral histories, and a photographic portfolio. The intern will be based at Historic New England’s Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. The student’s work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection.

The interns will work with their supervisor at Historic New England and Urban Edge staff to make contacts within the community/neighborhood to facilitate an atmosphere of trust and partnership, develop a proposal for the projects, and execute the projects. A minimum of six weeks of work is required. Historic New England will provide the students with access to training on conducting oral histories, access to its extensive collections in order to provide context for the students’ work, and use of digital photography stations in Boston and Haverhill, Massachusetts, for processing and storage of the photographic images. The students’ work will become part of Historic New England’s archival collection and shared with Urban Edge.

Qualifications: Students (graduate level preferred) in history, public history, museum studies, American studies, historic preservation, journalism and media studies and the like and graduate students in photography and film will be considered for these internships; a portfolio of recent photography work or film work is required for students in the photography track and film track. Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and has as its goal the diversification of the museum profession. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. The student must be able to travel to the project site on a regular basis.

Compensation: Up to two interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 each and will be reimbursed up to $500.00 each for travel and supplies associated with this project. All interns receive free admission to Historic New England sites and enjoy free admission to most museums and historic sites in the Boston area.

Historic New England is the country’s oldest and largest regional heritage organization. Please see our website www.historicnewengland.org for more information.

Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. www.urbanedge.org

For more information and to download an application:

Visit http://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/volunteers-interns or

contact Historic New England at internships@historicnewengland.org       

Please identify your interest in “Roxbury’s Washington Park” in applications and inquires.

Posted: August 8, 2016

PART-TIME ARCHIVIST

Temple Israel, Boston, MA

Summary: Temple Israel of Boston seeks an experienced, professional archivist for a part-time position. This position is currently funded at 12 hours per week, but additional funding may become available in the future. The Temple Israel Archives is an institutional archive that collects, holds, and makes accessible records pertaining to its clergy, lay leaders, religious school and pre-school, and other programs, auxiliaries, and administrative offices, in addition to materials related to congregants, from its founding in 1854 to the present. Located in Boston’s Longwood Area, Temple Israel is New England’s largest Reform congregation. The synagogue also maintains a museum and a library staffed by a full-time librarian. The archivist reports to the Temple Israel librarian and works closely with the Archives Committee.

Responsibilities: The archivist’s primary responsibility is to collect, maintain, preserve, and catalog the archives collections and make them accessible. Duties include:

  • Developing archival policies and procedures
  • Providing reference services for temple administrators, congregants, and the general public
  • Accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and creating access tools for all archival record
  • Overseeing the synagogue’s records management program including regular acquisition of historical records from departments, offices, and committees
  • Other duties include performing research for occasional museum exhibitions and educational programs, supervising interns and volunteers,  providing content for the archives’ webpage, and planning for a pilot digitization program

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in archives management
  • At least three years’ archival experience, preferably with institutional records collections
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to work well with committees, staff, researchers, and volunteers
  • Knowledge of current standards for processing and describing electronic and paper records
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards such as DACS and EAD
  • Some knowledge of digital preservation and providing access to digital formats
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs

Preferred:

  • Background in history and/or knowledge of Judaism

Salary:  $20 per hour.

To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Susan Porter, Archives Committee Chair, at susanporter@comcast.net. This position is available as of September 1, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Archives is available at www.tisrael.org.

Posted: 8/8/2016

Archives Assistant/Processing Assistant (Part time)

Assist (Healey Library) University Archives and Special Collections staff in indexing several extensive collections of physical and digital images related to the history of the University and the department’s other collections.  Involves outlining a project plan, taking steps for preserving materials as necessary through foldering or scanning, researching archival and library holdings and online resources to positively identify people, places and events in materials, scheduling and conducting sessions with University staff and administrators who can assist in identifying photographs, and entering all information into a searchable database system including categorizations using standard metadata schema such as the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials, and routinely reporting project progress to stakeholders.  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Well-developed research skills in using online library databases and indexes as well as published research materials and archival materials. Familiarity with spreadsheet and database structures as well as with concepts of metadata, controlled vocabularies and indexing processes.  Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail.  Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision.  Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Archives department and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care.  Coursework in history, public history, archival studies, American Studies or related field is desirable but not required.  Ability to lift 50 lbs.

This position is listed on the UMass Boston student employment site, with full job description. Students should look to the version on the UMass Boston Career Services Online website for up-to-date information: http://www.umb.edu/life_on_campus/student_employment.

To apply: All resumes should be submitted to library.archives@umb.edu.

Posted: August 1, 2016

Archive Manager

A freight-forwarding company headquartered in Canton, MA, with a history dating to 1919, is looking for an experienced archivist to manage the creation of a corporate archive.

There is a manageable amount of material (around 13 file boxes) but we are looking for someone with a keen understanding of how an archive could be built from the ground up using documents dating from 1919 to 2016. The archivist will need to be largely self-directed, reporting intermittently to an employee at the company who has a museums background, but otherwise working independently.

The terms of the position are negotiable, ideally as a full-time temporary posting lasting until the archive is completed, estimated at something like 100 hours.

Extreme preference will be given to someone with experience in corporate/company archives or with familiarity of how other local mid-sized businesses handle similar programs. Pay is $20 /hr. If interested, please email résumé to aalicephp@gmail.com

Posted: July 28, 2016

Fall Audiovisual Digitization Internship, 16-DAM-01, Part-time, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Deadline: August 12, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time audiovisual digitization internship position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. The intern will inventory and catalog audio and/or moving image materials. The intern may also assist with some of the following: digitize sound recordings, convert digital files from master formats to distribution formats, embed metadata in digital files, ingest digital files into a preservation storage system, and assist with outsourced digitization. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in gaining digital experience in an archives setting. Basic knowledge of digital audio and video software and experience handling sound and/or moving image media is helpful.

Qualifications: Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus.

This internship would start September 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the spring semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

Salary: Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month.

To apply: Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé: These can be sent as pdf attachments to william.bjelf@nara.gov, or by mail to Bill Bjelf,  John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Archives Processing and Digitization Unit, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Posted: July 22, 2016

Collections and Non-Profit Administration Intern

Deadline: July 31, 2016

 Description: The South End Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historical and architectural integrity of Boston’s South End.

The Society seeks a Collections and Non-Profit Administration Intern (unpaid) to assist with an ongoing cataloging project of the Society’s archival and material culture collections, as well as assist in general administrative tasks of the organization. These include but are not limited to: processing memberships, assisting with mailings, running errands (bank and post office), set-up and breakdown at programs and fundraisers, answering the phone, sorting mail, and various other tasks.

Qualifications: This position is ideal for college students or recent graduates in History, Public History, Archives or related fields and interested in learning more about collections management, local history, and non-profit management. The position will begin this summer, with an option for continuing through the fall. The Collections and Non-Profit Administration Intern assists and reports to the Executive Director.

Weekly commitment will be approximately 1-2 days per week (8-15 hrs), with flexibility in scheduling. To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.southendhistoricalsociety.org.

Salary: None; this is a volunteer position

To Apply:  Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Executive Director Lauren Prescott at admin@southendhistoricalsociety.org. No phone calls please.

Posted: June 15, 2016

 
 
 
 

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