Overview

Southampton History Museum

Hourly: $15.00 – Part Time: 21 Hour Week
Start Date: 1/2/2019

Please send all resumes and cover letters to Nicole Hart, Director of Special Events at nhart@southamptonhistory.org

Description

The primary role of the Museum Assistant is to aid the museum staff in a variety of museum activities. These include data entry, operating the museum shop, greeting guests and assisting with programs, events and general museum work. Reports to the Director of Special Events.

 

Responsibilities

·         Assist the Director of Special Events with seasonal festivals, programs and special events.

·         Maintain all computers and printers including weekly back-up of museum software.

·         Answer the telephone, take messages and respond to questions about programs and the Museums.

·         Maintain a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the Museum and office.

·         General office duties: reports, and inquiries.

·         Assist in the Museum Shop when needed and help track inventory.

·         Assist with distribution and creation of PR material.

·         Order office supplies, manage incoming and outgoing mail.

·         Update our website and social media accounts on a regular basis.

 

Qualifications

·         High School Diploma. (Some college preferred)

·         Must be willing to work weekends and evenings on occasion.

·         An interest and knowledge of history is strongly desired.

 

Required Skills

·         Team worker comfortable with a variety of staff and volunteers.

·         Friendly and cheerful personality.

·         Excellent organizational and communication skills.

·         Must be physically fit for climbing stairs many times a day and lifting moderately heavy items.

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Office Suite. Skill with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

·         Must have a working knowledge of Facebook and Instagram.

 

Terms

·         21 hours per week, Wednesday through Friday for January and February and Thursday to Saturday for March to December with the possibility of extra hours.

·         3 paid holidays, 3 paid personal days, and 3 paid vacation days per year.

  •    Permission for all days off must be given by the Director of Special Events in advance.
  •    Must be used during the Museum’s administrative year ending April 31st.

·         Direct Supervisor is the Director of Special Events

About Southampton History Museum

The Southampton History Museum was organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910. In its early days, the Museum collected and exhibited historical objects and documents relating to the history and development of Southampton, organized pageants and gave lectures on antiques. By 1960 the Rogers Mansion property had expanded to include 12 historic structures including an 1830  one-room schoolhouse, an 1825 barn and a 19th century paint store, among others. The Mansion is the main administrative center for the organization and is open year-round. Today the Museum's mission is to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Town of Southampton by engaging and inspiring diverse audiences. It does this through the management of 4 separate properties with 14 historic buildings that contain changing exhibits on historic topics, a research center and educational programs for schoolchildren and adults.

The Rogers Mansion contains an extensive research library and archives dedicated to the history of Southampton and its surrounding areas. The library currently contains over 8,000 volumes, photographs, maps and other archival materials including a wide range of subjects from account books to family memorabilia. Come explore our research center and with the help of a research assistant see what you can discover.