We currently have the following opportunities available:
Inventory Project Coordinator
Are you looking for an opportunity in collections and project management? Do you love history? Then this may be the job for you. The Kentucky Historical Society seeks applicants for the position of Inventory Project Coordinator for a three-year comprehensive inventory of the KHS museum collections.
KHS is currently undertaking a comprehensive inventory of the museum collection that contains an estimated 100,000-150,000 individual pieces. The project will entail inventorying, describing and photographing items in the museum collection to help gain physical and intellectual control over the KHS collections. The project will culminate with every object in the KHS museum collections becoming accessible to researchers through the KHS Objects catalog.
This position is funded through an Institute for Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant and is funded through Sept. 30, 2017.
The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in museum studies, public history, history, art history or a related field. Other minimum requirements include: 1-2 years of experience handling museum collections, cataloging collections, and working with volunteers. The candidate should have 1 year of experience with the operation and maintenance of collections management software programs, Past Perfect 5.0 is preferred. The project does include moving some heavy items so the successful candidate should be comfortable lifting items that may weigh 30-50 pounds. The candidate should also have familiarity with writing for social media platforms such as blogs and Facebook.
The position is based in Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital city. Monthly salary is $2541.68. Benefits include paid health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, state retirement and optional deferred compensation plan.
E-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Application deadline is Dec. 8, 2014.
Part-Time Visitor Services Associate
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking two part time employees for Visitor Services. The positions are responsible for providing great first impressions of KHS.
The successful candidates will be cross-trained to serve in all of the KHS Visitor Service areas including the 1792 Store, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History front desks, Kentucky Military History Museum front desk and the various KHS rental spaces.
Responsibilities include front-end duties of the gift shop, staffing rental events, operating the KHS phone system and greeting KHS campus visitors.
The workweek is Tuesday-Saturday, typically 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Must be available to work most Saturdays.
These are part-time positions, so they will work no more than 99 hours per month. There is no guarantee of moving to a full-time position.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. One year of experience in customer service or retail is required. The ability to multi-task, to work in a fast-paced environment and to lift up to 25 pounds is also preferred.
Salary is $10/hour. No benefits available.
To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Application deadline is November 4, 2014.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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