Archivist, Harwich Historical Society, Harwich MA

The Harwich Historical Society seeks a professional archivist to process a collection of historic documents related to the history of the town (approximately 18 cubic feet in size.)   The Brooks Family/Robert G. Davis Collection contains hundreds of manuscripts, dating from the early days of Harwich's settlement through the nineteenth century and includes business, civic, religious, and personal correspondence. The family was an important presence in Harwich from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries and made significant contributions to the world of trade, business, finance, town government and the church.


The collection requires physical processing and organization, archival preservation, digitization and electronic archiving of key documents, basic catalog and descriptive data entry into the museum software program, digital scanning, physical arrangement and creation of finding aid.


Work is estimated to take one year and would begin immediately; schedule is flexible. 


Qualified candidate will have a degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Knowledge of Past Perfect program is helpful.  Brooks Academy Museum is located in Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.


Deadline:  February 14, 2014. 

Salary not stated.


If interested in this position, please submit resume and references to the Harwich Historical Society, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich, MA 02645, or email them to  For more information, please call the museum at (508) 432-8089 or email the address included.      

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