Position Announcement: Collections Assistant at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Job Category: Museum Registrar, Civil Service position (part time benefits eligible)
Reports to: Curatorial Manager, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The Collections Assistant is responsible for ensuring high standards of collections care at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The museum manages a collection of more than 5,000 artifacts, which are housed in three sites and displayed in permanent and temporary museum exhibitions in addition to being regularly loaned to other cultural institutions. The Collections Assistant will report to the Curatorial Manager and assist the staff and public with tasks related to the museums collection.
· Work with Special Collections library staff on matters related to research and photographic rights
· Process incoming and outgoing loans
· Manage daily needs of collections including housing and preparation of artifacts, cataloguing, exhibit installation, preventative conservation and research assignments
· Complete regularly scheduled collection inventories, condition reporting, and climate monitoring and reporting
· Catalogue incoming object acquisitions and new collections items discovered onboard
· Enter detailed, appropriate and accurate data for collections on display
· Collaborate with other staff of all collections related events/tasks
· Create and maintain systems, processes, and long-term goals and plan for collections-related work
· Additional duties as assigned
Job Knowledge, Skills, Education, Experience: Preferred Qualifications
Completed Bachelors degree or equivalent, Masters degree preferred
Two-three years of collections experience in a museum or library
Background in art history or museum studies
Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in history, art, and social justice
Strong organization skills and ability to work independently
Demonstrated experience managing projects
Creative approach to thinking about collections and museums
Experience with or interest in community engagement
Candidate must be able to maneuver through narrow passageways, climb up/down stairs and move heavy collections objects with assistance.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.