History Associates (HAI) is excited to announce we are seeking three experienced full-time collections managers with artifact handling and collections management/inventory experience to work on a short-term project in New London, Connecticut. This project is expected to last for approximately two months.
History Associates is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, digital archives, records management, museum and exhibit services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over thirty years.
The Collections Managers will assist in conducting an inventory and in flagging inconsistencies during a wall-to-wall inventory. Alongside a team of museum professionals,and under the supervisions of the Project Manager, work will include verifying specific catalog fields and reconciling that information with existing data.
The position will involve both working independently and with other project and museum staff in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate and meet strict deadlines while achieving accurate data processing and accountability for the collections.
Bachelor's degree in History, Library Science, Museum Studies or other applicable field. Preference given to Master's degree in Museum Studies or related focus.
Minimum two years experience artifact handling and cataloging historical material and/or artwork
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PastPerfect database or similar collections management systems and MS Office Suite.
Proven examples of working under strict deadlines
Understanding of and experience in conducting a museum inventory and implementing standard nomenclature (Chenhall's)
Demonstrated practical knowledge of collections policies and procedures
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative and judgement
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume (unofficial) transcripts, names and contact information including e-mail address of three references to:
Positions are not eligible for healthcare or paid leave
History Associates is an equal opportunity employer
About History Associates Incorporated
Today, world class organizations from all sectors of the economy trust History Associates with their stories, memories, records, artifacts, and plans for using the past.
Our professional historians, archivists, and records managers bring decades of practical experience and academic training to a broad array of research services and history projects.