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Collections Move Coordinator (Term Position), The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

January - April 2019

40 hours a week M-F (occasional early morning and evening work required)

 

Position Overview:

The Collections Move Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact at The Bostonian Society on a project to move a 6,200 object collection to a new storage facility. The collection is diverse in its holdings and spans the 17th through 21st centuries. The Coordinator will work closely with a collections consultant and movers to oversee collections documentation, packing, moving, and delivery to new facility. The Coordinator will also manage updating the collections database through the move process.  This position reports to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide proper care and handling of museum objects
  • Oversee the work of the consultants executing the move
  • Coordinate with Society staff to successfully pack and move the collection out of its current storage spaces.
  • Manage the resources needed to complete the move including supplies, staff, and project budget
  • Ensure proper updating of the collections management database throughout the move process

 

Qualifications:

 

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience in collections care and management within a museum, library or archives setting.
  • Experience using collections management systems/databases (Re:Discovery a plus)

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • lift and move items up to 40 pounds
  • climb stairs, ladders, and stools
  • stand for sustained periods of time
  • work in climate controlled storage spaces meant for collections preservation

 

About the Bostonian Society

The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Mulvaney at kathy@bostonhistory.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to facilitate hiring.

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