The City of Birmingham, Michigan, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time position of Museum Assistant at the Birmingham Museum. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Museum Assistant will perform a variety of tasks to assist in the successful public operation of the City’s museum and historic site.
The Museum Assistant will play a significant role in community engagement and educational programming, including leading visitor tours, developing exhibit-related activities, and curriculum-based school visits. Other assignments include collections care, including the use of Past Perfect museum software, as well as assisting with special events, exhibit planning, and coordinating and training volunteers. An individual with a genuine interest in history, artifacts, and engaging with a wide variety of people about the history of Birmingham is desired.
· At the time of application, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, or a related field.
· Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
· Experience with Microsoft Office and other common software applications, including photo editing software such as Photoshop.
· Previous experience in a museum setting including exhibit planning, leading tours, and coordinating with volunteers is preferred.
· Experience in promoting exhibits, events, and local history through the use of digital/social media is preferred.
About Birmingham Musuem
The Birmingham Museum is a unique cultural asset that connects us to our past and brings value to our present and future. Established in May, 2001, it features the oldest house in Oakland County (the 1822 John West Hunter House) and the 1928 Harry and Marion Allen House. These structures represent the evolution of our community over time, and are located on four acres of historic parkland near downtown Birmingham. The Museum preserves and exhibits material in its collection, partnering with the Friends of the Birmingham Museum as well as the Baldwin Public Library to host public and private tours, lectures, and special events.