Job Listing: Collections & Exhibitions Assistant

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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - Winchester, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Collections & Exhibitions Assistant

Salary - $34k - $43k Depending on experience

Job Type - Full-Time

For more info and to apply - Please send resume, cover letter and three references to jhendren@themsv.org

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has an exciting opportunity for a Collections & Exhibitions Assistant. In this role, you will assist with and learn about the development, implementation, and upkeep of professional museum exhibitions and displays and the maintenance of a collection.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in related field such as history, museum studies, art or equivalent experience.

· Six months minimum experience in collections and/or exhibitions at a cultural institution/museum

· Experience with handling museum objects.

· Experience with Microsoft Office; ability to create charts and tables.

· Proficient with Collections Management software such as PastPerfect preferred.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in conducting research.

· Experience with measuring devices, mat cutter, power tools, pallets jacks, hand trucks, and ladders.

· Strong organizational skills and ability to focus to complete tasks

· Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

· Ability to lift 50 lbs.; ability to step up onto platforms while carrying heavy objects; ability to walk backwards while     carrying heavy objects. Strength and mobility are requisites of this position.

Day to day responsibilities include the following:

· Assist with the processing of collections including registering, accessioning, cataloging, packing, unpacking,     maintaining inventory, and documentation.

· Assist Collections and Exhibitions staff with the preparation of galleries and objects for exhibition, installing and de-   installing temporary exhibitions in the galleries, gardens and trails.

· Assist staff in receiving and shipping changing exhibitions.

· Perform art handling duties as requested.

· Routinely monitor galleries for condition, security, and maintenance needs. Assist with the maintenance and cleaning    of storage and prep areas, galleries, Glen Burnie, and outdoor sculpture.

· Assists with data entry and updating of catalogue records in PastPerfect.

· Assist with the fabrication of labels and interpretive materials for exhibitions and related programs.

· Assist with the development and implementation of visitor surveys for exhibitions and related programs.

· Participate in opening events, evening, and weekend programs as requested.

· Other related duties as assigned.