Employment

Open Positions

Museum Educator
Projects Archivist
Maintenance Associate/Security Guard


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


TITLE:  Maintenance Associate/Security Guard
REPORTS TO:  Manager of Facilities and Security
WORKS WITH:  Department directors, staff, volunteers
STATUS:  Part-time, non-exempt, two weekdays per week (14 hours), with occasional Saturday and evening hours

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a part-time maintenance associate/security guard to work two weekdays per week (14 hours), with occasional Saturday and evening hours.

SCOPE OF WORK
The maintenance associate/security guard performs routine cleaning and general maintenance of the Society’s buildings and grounds, and helps to ensure the protection and safety of the Society’s facilities, collections, visitors, and staff. The successful candidate will be able to interact positively with staff and visitors and have knowledge of general housekeeping and basic building and equipment maintenance and repair. The position requires standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs and ladders, and the ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES (duties performed under the direction and supervision of the manager of facilities and security)

Maintenance Associate
  • Clean all public and non-public spaces
  • Perform basic groundskeeping around the buildings
  • Perform general maintenance of buildings and grounds
  • Alert the manager of facilities and security of any building maintenance issues
  • Set-up and clean-up for programs and events
  • Assist other staff in lifting and moving materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Security Guard
  • Ensure the protection and safety of the Society’s facilities, collections, visitors, and staff
  • Open and close the Society’s buildings according to security policies and procedures
  • Provide a visual security presence and conduct rounds of galleries and other public areas
  • Interact positively with staff and the general public and assist visitors and staff as necessary
  • Monitor galleries to ensure collections are secure and exhibition components are in proper working order
  • Conduct rounds of non-public areas to ensure security and to check that mechanical systems are functioning properly
  • Alert the manager of facilities and security and other appropriate staff of any security and/or facilities problems and concerns
  • Be familiar with and understand the Society’s Emergency Procedures Manual and carry out emergency procedures if necessary
  • Be knowledgeable in the set-up and use of audio/visual equipment Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Dependable, organized, efficient, honest, and conscientious
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One to three years custodial and maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of general housekeeping
  • Basic building maintenance and repair skills
  • Good customer service skills and comfortable working around people of all ages
  • The ability to use good judgment to protect the Society’s historic building and library and museum collections while working on original building materials and in close proximity to historical objects
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds and perform regular physical activity including climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling, bending, and standing for long periods of time
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • All New Hampshire Historical Society staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume as a PDF file to Tom Chase, Manager of Facilities and Security, at tchase@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: “Maintenance Associate/Security Guard: [Your Last Name].” For more information call Tom Chase at 603-491-3458. 

PDF of Maintenance Associate/Security Guard position description