Library/Archives Intern, Wenham Museum, Wenham MA

volunteer
 
The Wenham Museum's mission is to preserve, protect, and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life, and the history and culture of Boston's North Shore from the 17th century to the present. In addition to our collections of toys, dolls, textiles, furnishings, and electric trains, the museum houses a library of +/- 1000 books and other secondary source materials, and an archive with 20+ file drawers of primary source materials relating to Massachusetts' North Shore, with an emphasis on documents related to Wenham and the people who lived here. 

We are seeking an intern or volunteer to help organize and catalogue the library and archive collections. This is an ongoing project that requires skills in the handling of fragile primary source documents like letters, wills, deeds, and other manuscripts, writing catalogue descriptions, re-housing materials, and entering data into the Museum's database. 

Qualifications: must be able to lift and carry at least 40 lbs. unassisted, stoop, bend, squat, reach, and climb ladders; careful attention to detail and a delicate hand with fragile documents is a necessity, as is reliability and the ability to work independently after training; some college education and experience with data entry (especially PastPerfect) is preferred but training will be provided; experience in handling, cataloguing, and properly storing documents is helpful but will be provided.
Contact: Wenham Museum Marketing Manager, Mary Barthelmes at 978-468-2377 x127,mary.barthelmes@wenhammuseum.org

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