Employment Opportunities

Position: Collections Manager (Part-Time), Carpenter Museum
Reports to: Director
Supervises: Volunteers and Interns
Posted: June 13, 2017

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society’s Carpenter Museum seeks a part-time Collections Manager (16-20 hours per week) to oversee and provide access to the Museum’s collection of artifacts and materials related to the town of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, founded in 1643. The Collections Manager will work collaboratively with the Museum Director to interpret the collections through physical exhibits and digital platforms. The Collections Manager will also supervise the work of interns and serve as the primary staff liaison to the Collections Committee. Successful candidates should have at minimum a B.A. in Museum Studies, History, or a related field, and a demonstrated understanding of best practices in collections management. M.A. in a related field and knowledge of PastPerfect database software preferred. Please email cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to director@rehobothantiquarian.org.

Summary:

The Collections Manager is responsible for the care, management, and interpretation of the collections owned, loaned, and borrowed by the Carpenter Museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collections Care

  • Responsible for the documentation, care, exhibition, and storage of the museum’s collection
  • Oversees the use of the collection by patrons
  • Oversees acquisitions and loans to other institutions in collaboration with Collections Committee
  • Supervises volunteer staff and interns

Outreach

  • Manage the aesthetic presentation of the collection in physical and digital museum spaces and develop interpretive materials, including conducting original research
  • Provide increased access to the museum’s collections via social media, print publications, and other avenues

Other Responsibilities

  • Work with other museum staff and volunteers to provide accurate information for tours, publications, and the RAS website (www.rehobothantiquarian.org) as needed
  • Answer collection-related inquiries and assist patrons doing research

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in collections management
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Enthusiasm for working both independently and collaboratively
  • B.A. in Museum Studies, History, or a related field; M.A. preferred
  • Familiarity with PastPerfect database software preferred