Preventive Care Assistant

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Seasonal/part-time

Location: MetroWest; North Shore Massachusetts; Piscataqua Region (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and South Berwick, Maine)

Description: Historic New England is looking to connect individuals who are new to or interested in the museum field with a hands-on, immersive collections care position working in our historic house museums. Be our “eyes in the field” while you gain invaluable experience in collections handling and preventive care. This opportunity can give you an edge in the competitive museum-field job market.

Responsibilities: This hourly position will be in charge of weekly preventive care tasks including but not limited to dusting objects, vacuuming delicate textiles, vacuuming and dusting historic woodwork and surfaces, and searching for museum pests. Specialty training workshops will be provided by Historic New England’s collection services team, giving you access to the depth of knowledge our staff can provide.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in history and working with museum objects. Experience with handling museum collections is preferred. Must commit to employment through the end of the 2017 season, May through October. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. As typically performed, this position regularly involves talking, hearing, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending/stooping, and driving. The position also involves lifting up to forty pounds and the ability to handle, lift, and move furniture and other decorative arts objects.

Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to MHuff@HistoricNewEngland.org. Please indicate your interest in either MetroWest, North Shore Massachusetts, or the Piscataqua Region (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and South Berwick, Maine).

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.