Missouri History Museum
  • 12-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Photos & Prints
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 18.00
  • Hourly
  • Temporary part-time


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Position Summary:

The Missouri Historical Society seeks a temporary part-time Archives Assistant. The Archives Assistant will take the lead on coordinating an oversize photography project, assist on projects to re-house and move collection items in preparation for a move, and assist with public service needs. Position may lead to longer term, temporary employment on cataloging and digitization project. This position is currently slated for 24 weeks.

Essential Functions:

  • Assign/confirm identification numbers and deliver images to the photographer
  • Return and track location for photographed images
  • Assist with rehousing of material in preparation of storage room move
  • Assist with public service requests including researcher correspondence, reference, and digitization
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in History or American Studies
  • Masters degree students or recent graduates in Library Science or Museum Studies preferred
  • Prior experience working in an archival or museum setting, particularly with handling photographic materials


  • Experience with Photoshop and collection management systems a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

*External job boards: Please click this link, Archives Assistant to apply.

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Services Provided On A Non-Discriminatory Basis

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