Collections Manager – Waterbury Historical Society (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Historical Society seeks a part-time collections manager to catalog and maintain its collection of artifacts, photographs, historical documents, and other items.

The Collections Manager is a contracted employee of the Town of Waterbury at a rate of $20.00 per hour, for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Oversee the organization, cataloging, and storage of all current and new items in the collection according to industry best practices, under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
  • Supervise cataloguers, and general volunteers in the record-keeping, organization, and care of the collection.
  • Collaborate with and advise the Accession/Deaccession Committee to recommend to the Board of Directors items to be accepted or removed from the collection, in keeping with approved policies.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for deeds of gift, loans of collection items, and hosting of temporary exhibits.
  • Work closely with the curator to refresh exhibits and provide guided tours on an appointment basis.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to the Board of Directors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research, interpretive, and writing skills.
  • Passion for history and enthusiasm for sharing that history with the community.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology for online searches, document creation and management, photographing, scanning, and uploading.
  • Willingness to learn.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in using PastPerfect or similar digital archival industry standard platform.
  • Knowledge of Vermont/Waterbury history.

TO APPLY
Submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Cheryl Casey, WHS President, at communitymgr.whs@gmail.com. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

ABOUT US
Waterbury Historical Society is a non-profit organization and the keeper of the historical archives of the Town of Waterbury, Vermont. WHS also has a modest but growing museum, quarterly programs that draw from our collection of Waterbury history, and an active membership. The museum and programs are free and open to the public.

– Posted 8/5/22

Head of Collection Preservation & Management – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library is seeking an innovative, strategic and inclusive leader to coordinate preservation, storage, and maintenance activities for Dartmouth Library’s collections. The person in this role will leverage the expertise of staff to design and implement preservation policy and procedures in all digital and physical formats in alignment with best practices and institutional needs, and coordinate and oversee collection care and management projects across Dartmouth’s libraries to optimize access and use of materials.

We hope you will join us at this information session on Friday August 12, 2022 2-3pm EDT via zoom to learn more about the responsibilities of the job. If you’re unable to attend the info session, feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Rose Reynolds, with any questions.

Position description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/64544
Information session zoom link: https://dartgo.org/hcpm-open-house
Contact: Rose.Reynolds@dartmouth.edu
Salary Range: $76,600 – $96,800

Why the Preservation Services Department?

The Library’s Preservation Services Department values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 8/5/22