Collections Manager, Historic Columbia, Columbia, SC

  • 07 Jun 2022 2:55 PM
    Message # 12808894

    Collections Manager – Full-Time Position, Historic Columbia 

    Built upon the pillars of preservation, education, and advocacy, Historic Columbia is a local non-profit organization that preserves places and shares complex stories from the past that connect us in the present and inspire our future.  

    Historic Columbia is looking for well-organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Collections Manager. The person in this position will work with HC’s collection of over 4,000 objects, developing a strategic vision and implement a plan to manage, acquire, and provide greater public access to current and future collections. 

    The Collections Manager will: 

    • Oversee the management and care of HC’s collection of more than 4,000 historic artifacts.  

    • Identify and implement creative ways to provide public access to the collection. 

    • Maintain all records according to American Association of Museum standards, including but not limited to provenance, object history, donor or lender information, and condition. 

    • Assess environmental conditions and work to ensure appropriate interior environmental controls are in place including, but not limited to, climate and pest control. Oversee regular cleaning of exhibit spaces w/in five house museums. 

    • Work with Director of Research and Interpretation to identify objects to acquire for the collection as well as those appropriate for de-accession. 

    • Facilitate regular meetings of the Collections Committee and ensure that HC staff adhere to governance requirements to the committee as set forth in the Collections Management Plan. 

    • Contract for outside services as needed for work such as conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography, etc. 

    • Supervise volunteers assisting with collections.  

    • Other duties as assigned. 

    • Adhere to Historic Columbia’s Ethics and Human Resources policies. 

    Organization Benefits and Perks: 

    We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone at Historic Columbia (HC) to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We offer a variety of growth and professional development opportunities, a welcoming environment, and family-friendly benefits for our team members.  

    • Generous Paid Time Off  

    • Medical Insurance  

    • Retirement Planning  

    • Competitive Compensation  

    • Parental Leave 

    • Support for Community Involvement  

    • Paid Holidays  

    Job Details: Salary range: $35,000-42,000 per year/ Full-Time / Located in Columbia, SC 


    • BA in History, Art History, Museum Management, or related field.  MA or certificate in museums studies preferred.  

    • At least three years’ experience within a museum setting or graduate schooling within the field of museums with emphasis on collections management and/or curation.   

    • Experience in digital registration software systems, specifically Past Perfect. Experience with photographing and digitizing collections a plus. 

    • Ability to lift 25 lbs. as well as to climb stairs and a ladder. 

    • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.   

    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 

    Historic Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.  

    Please send cover letter and resume to The posting will remain open until the successful candidate is found.  




    Last modified: 16 Jun 2022 1:46 PM | Anonymous