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Museum Educator
Projects Archivist


TITLE:  Museum Educator
REPORTS TO:  Director of Education and Public Programs
STATUS:  Part time, non-exempt (hours vary; schedule to be determined)

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a part-time museum educator to deliver on- and off-site educational programs to kids and adults. The museum education team works collaboratively to provide enthusiastic, accurate, and enriching experiences for those taking part in the Society’s educational programs about the Granite State. Hours vary during the school year based on type of program.

SCOPE OF WORK
Museum educators deliver educational programs including tours of the New Hampshire Historical Society’s building and exhibitions in Concord and off-site programs at classrooms and libraries around the state. Most programs are geared toward elementary-aged children, although museum educators may be asked to deliver programs for kids of all ages and, on occasion, adults. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Master on-site school programs and teach to school-aged groups at the Society
  • Master outreach programs and travel around the state to teach them to school-aged groups
  • Master approved adult programs on New Hampshire history and present in both outreach programs and guided gallery tours
  • Deliver all programs in an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and accessible manner
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings
  • Participate in program revision and occasional staff enrichment activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching, tour guide, or presentation experience (elementary education background and/or social studies background is a plus)
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to work with a range of age groups and abilities
  • Reliability, flexibility, and a high energy level
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team environment
  • A sunny, professional disposition when interacting with teachers, students, visitors, and colleagues
  • A functional email account, capable of reading pdf attachment files, and ability to operate a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation on a laptop
  • Valid driver’s license and a car, must be willing to drive to off-site programs
  • Ability to lift and move baskets of objects, traveling trunks, audio-visual equipment, and other instructional aids as necessary
  • Ability to climb stairs and be able to walk to maintain a program that requires stamina and energy
  • All New Hampshire Historical Society staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest and resume or cv as a single PDF file to Jenn Walton, Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs, at jwalton@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: “Museum Educator [Your Last Name].”

PDF of Museum Educator position description


TITLE:  Projects Archivist
REPORTS TO:  Director of Archival and Library Collections
STATUS:  Part time, non-exempt (up to 20 hours per week; schedule to be determined)

The New Hampshire Historical Society, the fifth-oldest historical society in the nation, seeks an archivist to serve as a key member of the collections team to assist in cataloging the Society’s archival and library collections, developing the Society’s digital resources, and supporting general library operations.

SCOPE OF WORK
The archivist and librarian provides on-site and remote reference services for the Society’s collections; creates and edits catalog records and other collections access tools; and serves as a key member of the staff team supporting library operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create original and edit catalog records for the Society’s printed, manuscript, photographic, and other special collections following established standards
  • Create inventories and finding aids for the Society’s archival collections
  • Gather and record descriptive, technical, preservation, structural, and rights-related metadata
  • Maintain quality, consistency, and application of metadata standards by following established guidelines
  • Arrange, process, preserve, and describe specific collections within the Society’s manuscript, photograph, map, broadside, ephemera, and rare book collections
  • Collaborate with other library staff and the collections stewardship team
  • Provide library reference services for the Society’s collections as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s Degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; or other relevant graduate degree; or working towards such a degree
  • Broad understanding of library and archival collections management principles
  • Experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standards, including AACR2, MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core
  • Experience scanning images and/or working with digital image files
  • Technology competence and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent research, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to function as a contributing team member in a project-oriented and shared decision-making environment
  • Energetic, hands-on, friendly, and flexible
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and perform regular physical activity including climbing up and down stairs, kneeling, bending, and standing for extended periods of time
  • All New Hampshire Historical Society staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Familiarity with MINT/MINISIS Integrated Archives, Library, Museum System; PastPerfect; Archivist Toolkit; and Photoshop
  • Broad understanding of best practices and standards for digital collections creation and preservation
  • Interest in and knowledge of United State history
  • Familiarity with New England history and culture

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, including salary expectations, and resume as a single PDF file to Sarah Galligan, Director of Archival and Library Collections, at sgalligan@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: “Projects Archivist: [Your Last Name].”

PDF of Projects Archivist position description