Cambridge, MA: PT Archivist, Cambridge Historical Society
Cambridge Historical Society
Cambridge, MA

Job Opening Title: Part-time Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: Cambridge Historical Society

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Cambridge, MA

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 2+

Job Description (if URL to posting not available): Part-time Archivist

April 2016

Position Description

To achieve our long-term goals as outlined in our strategic plan, the
Cambridge Historical Society seeks an archives professional to provide
collections assistance to the Executive Director and Collections Committee.

Duties include

• Playing an active role in acquisition, arrangement, description,
preservation, and processing of the Society's object and archive collections;

• Answering reference requests in a timely manner and assisting researchers
with the highest level of customer service;

• Presenting a tour of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House on a regular basis;

• Attending Collections Committee meetings monthly;

• Researching and applying for collections-related funding opportunities;

• Supervising interns and volunteers;

• Contributing a collections voice to the Society's print newsletter, annual
programs, donor events, and social media activities.


• MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives

• Two or more years of experience required;

• Enthusiasm; experience working in a team setting as well as independently;
strong organizational and communication skills required;

• Ability to lift 25 lbs and move within tight spaces of a historic building.




• Position is part-time at 16 hours a week;

• Set hours are flexible during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9AM-

• Work will take place onsite at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a non-handicap
accessible historic building.

If interested in joining a small team of dedicated individuals excited to make
the past relevant to the present, please submit your resume and letter of
interest to Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director, at
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