Missouri History Museum
  • 18-Sep-2019 to 31-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Library & Archives - Lindbergh
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • $16.82
  • Hourly
  • Temporary full-time

Comprehensive benefits package


Position Summary:

As part of the Missouri Historical Society's Lindbergh 100 project, the Collections Specialists position is responsible for completely processing a wide variety of artifacts in the Lindbergh Object Collection to make them intellectually accessible to staff through Mimsy XG collections management database and to the public via the online cross collections search. These positions will also work closely with a special projects photographer and digital assets staff to produce and link publication quality digital images of the objects to the database records.

Position is grant funded and starts December 1, 2019. Position is temporary full-time, slated for 26 months.  

Essential Functions:

  • Completely catalog objects in the permanent collection per MHS's cataloging standards by using Mimsy XG's capabilities to its fullest extent to maximize efficiency, accessibility, and productivity
  • Work with collections and curatorial staff to ensure accuracy of information and the use of appropriate authority sources
  • Conduct historical research using a variety of resources
  • Construct custom housings and utilize off-the-shelf products for housing a variety of object types
  • Write quarterly posts for the MHS blog, History Happens Here, and compile additional information for other social-media posts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History or related field is required; Master's degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or a related discipline is preferred
  • Knowledge of and commitment to all aspects of museum collections responsibility, according to national professional standards and best practices
  • Experience with object cataloging and data entry in a museum collections management database; familiarity with Mimsy XG desirable

Skills:

  • Proficiency with handling artifacts, including heavy or fragile ones
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Consistent and methodical work approach
  • Strong organizational, planning, project and time management skills; patience and attention to detail are critical
  • Proficiency using Windows operating system and basic software including Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with archival materials used to properly house objects for permanent storage
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time, to safely lift 35+ lbs., to climb ladders, and to operate equipment such as carts, flatbeds, and pallet jacks for transporting objects

Deadline to Apply: Grant funded position begins December 1, 2019

*Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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