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Museum Collections Volunteer

  1. Position:
    Museum Exhibition Committee Volunteer
  2. Work Area:
    Art & Heritage Center, Boardwalk Park Museum
  3. Reports to:
    Museum Curator
  4. Department:
    Town of Windsor Museums, Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
  5. Time Required:
    Available year-round with flexible schedule, Mondays – Fridays 7AM-4PM
  6. Purpose of the Position:
    The Town of Windsor Museums is moving its collections to a new collections preservation facility and rehousing the collection. We are seeking volunteers to help with the moving process by taking inventory, organizing, and packing artifacts in preparation for the move. Once in the new facility, the museum will embark on a rehousing, cataloging and digitization process.
  7. General Functions:
    Artifact handling, stabilization, and packing. Conduct inventory of artifacts. Data entry into Excel spreadsheets and PastPerfect software. Assign and mark permanent accessions numbers to artifacts. Assist with creation of custom artifact mounts for storage. Scan or photograph artifacts. Take detailed measurements and descriptions of artifacts. Conduct artifact research.
  8. Other Duties:
    Opportunity to participate in Exhibitions Committee if desired.
  9. Supervisory Duties:
    This position has no supervisory duties.
  10. Minimum Age:
    18 years; a parental consent form is required for those volunteers under the age of 18
  11. Job Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Ability
    Experience in museum work is considered an asset, but is not mandatory. Willingness to learn, teamwork and passion for history are vital. Volunteers must be able to follow instructions carefully, pay close attention to details and have basic computer knowledge in order to use collections software. Volunteers may be asked to carefully lift potentially heavy objects.
  12. Working Environment: Physical Activities
    Most of the time is spent indoors in current collections storage area. Must be able to climb a flight of stairs, as the historic building where the collections are currently housed is not accessible. Activities include, but are not limited to, sitting, walking, lifting, bending and standing.
  13. Date Revised:
    July 2019
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