The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD is seeking a Collections Assistant to help with a collections move of approximately 1200 objects, including ethnographic objects, decorative glass and ceramic objects. This project is being funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Duties & Responsibilities
Working with the WCMFA staff, the Collections Assistant will assist with art handling and packing for moving, updating object locations in the database, assembling storage containers and moving objects to the new storage area. Other related duties such as photography may be included.
Bachelors Degree in art history, studio art, museum studies or other related field.
Demonstrated, practical knowledge of museum object handling.
Knowledge of museum registration methods.
Familiarity of word processing and database software, especially PastPerfect Museum Software.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work with others.
Ability to stand for prolonged periods, reach, climb ladders, and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
This position begins immediately and is part-time and temporary. The position is not eligible for benefits. This position is 12 hours/week for 24 weeks. There will be interruptions in the schedule. The project end date is September 2018.