Employment Opportunities

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However…. we need lots of help to do all the good work we do.

UNPAID POSITIONS

Exhibit Assistant

The Saratoga County Historical Society develops small, temporary traveling exhibits to be displayed within each town in the county featuring artifacts from SCHS that are specifically related to each town. Under the supervision of SCHS’s curator, the Exhibit Assistants will work collaboratively on this outreach project

Position Title:            Exhibit Assistant (outreach)

Reports to:                Curator

Position Summary:             The Exhibit Assistant is responsible for the development and installation of small traveling exhibits to be displayed throughout Saratoga County. Specific duties include researching topics, locating exhibit items, labeling exhibit items, transporting/ setting up / taking down exhibits. The assistant will also work with municipal historians to coordinate displays.

Essential Functions

  1. Using resources at SCHS, research a topic related to one of Saratoga County’s towns
  2. Draft a brief proposal identifying the topic and the items to go on display
  3. After SCHS curator approves, submit topic to town historian or other town contact person
  4. Upon approval, coordinate with town historians to initiate exhibit
  5. More thoroughly research topic and definitively identify artifacts to be displayed
  6. Create labels to accompany artifacts
  7. Make sure that proper paperwork is completed
  8. Transport artifacts to the town and set up the exhibit
  9. After the exhibit has run its course, remove the exhibit and deliver back to SCHS

Basic Skills: Must be able to take the lead with exhibit outreach projects. Strong attention to detail, good writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate. Good follow through skills and an organized approach to work completion and managing own time.

 

Project Archivist

Reports to:          Curator

Position Summary:        The Project Archivist will be responsible for furthering the museum’s mission by leading the process of Arrangement and Description of five collections of archival materials related to New York State’s military history.

Essential Functions:  Process (arrange, describe, re-house) the five collections materials ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices. The Project Archivist will be responsible for processing, creating a finding aid and MARC record, and rehousing the following collections:

    1. The Papers of Dr. Ralph Post, ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices,
    2. The Letters of Alonzo Bump, ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices,
    3. The Haupt Collection, ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices,
    4. The Papers of the Charlton Militia, ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices,
    5. The Papers of the Ballston Spa National Guard, ensuring that all activities conform to archival standards and are consistent with archival best practices,

The Project Archivist will also be responsible for ensuring that access tools are made available in a variety of on site and off site locations, including SCHS’s online, searchable database and the HD/Excelsior catalog at State Archives

The Project Archivist will work closely with SCHS’s curator and Archival Assistants.

Qualifications

- An appropriate educational degree from an accredited institution
- Three years experience in archival projects for Arrangment and Description
- Demonstrated awareness of Archival Standards and Archival Best Practices
 

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