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Museum Archives Aide Full-time

at The Salvation Army USA Central Territory in Illinois (Published at 14-01-2020)

Overview: Looking for a place where ?Doing the Most Good? is a mission! The Salvation Army has a Museum Archives Aide position, working part-time at 19 hours per week, available for the ideal candidate.
Please note: no benefits are provided for this part-time position.
This position is located in the northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois near the Sears Centre.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call 847-294-2166.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veterans/Disabled. Responsibilities: The Museum Archives Aide will be responsible for:
  • Responsible for addressing research requests which includes: accessing museum email account, identifying appropriate resources, digitizing source material, and distributing all appropriate material to researcher.
  • Responsible for cataloguing, digitization, storage and re-housing of all archival and photographic materials.
  • Assist with work on exhibits which includes: research, identifying archival and photographic resources appropriate for exhibit, exhibit case cleaning, archival and photographic material preparation, label proofreading, exhibits development and delivery and other exhibit related tasks.
  • Assist with department programs along with on-site and off-site museum programs as assigned. This includes program research, material assembly and cleanup in addition to staffing program.
  • Collaborate with Registrar in developing and executing collections projects, assist with three-dimensional collections projects as needed.
  • Give building and museum tours to internal and external audiences as needed.
Please provide a cover letter along with your resume for consideration. Qualifications: Salary: Starting salary for this part-time position is $17.22/hour.
Education: Bachelor?s Degree in History, Archives, Museum Studies, Public History or similar required.
Experience: One-year experience working in a museum collections/exhibitions or library archives environment preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 40 pounds.
  • Requires bending, squatting and walking
  • May stand for extended periods
  • Some exposure to dust and mild chemicals

Travel: One weekend per year (early June)

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