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Curator of Collections and Exhibits (Part-Time), Sharon Historical Society & Museum, Sharon, CT

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum (Sharon, CT) is seeking a part-time (15-21 hours per week) Curator of Collections and Exhibitions to be responsible for maintaining professional standards in the development, management, intellectual integrity, care of, and access to the museum collection in-house and in the public domain; and for the development, curation, preparation and installation of museum exhibitions that may be presented on-site, off-site and/or on the Internet.

 

We are seeking an independent, creative, organized and tech-savvy individual who is comfortable working with people and recognizes the important role that small museums play in preserving and sharing the complex stories of a community.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in history, museum or American studies (or other topic relevant to the SHS mission)
    • Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in an historical society, history museum or library setting with specific duties relating to collections management, exhibits and volunteer supervision preferred.
  • Experience working with databases (Past Perfect and/or Collective Access), word processing and spreadsheets is required.
  • Experience with social media and website maintenance preferred.

 

The qualified candidate must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines. Occasional weekend and evening availability preferred.

 

Salary Range: $15,000-17,000 annually

For the full job description, visit www.sharonhist.org/about/employment.

 

Interested candidates should mail or e-mail their resume, list of references and cover letter to: Jennifer Owens, Executive Director. Sharon Historical Society, P.O. Box 511, Sharon, CT, 06069 or director@sharonhist.org. Position open until filled.

 

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