Archivist Assistant - Roswell, GA

  • 18 Jul 2020 12:42 PM
    Message # 9110526

    Computer Museum of America

    Who we are: At the Computer Museum of America (CMoA) our mission is to preserve examples of the computing artifacts that contributed to the digital revolution, to catalog these historically important artifacts, and to record their surrounding history. Our goal is to ensure these assets are available for study, for exhibition, for education, and to encourage economic and vocational empowerment.

    CMoA’s core conviction is that the history of computing contains many revelations about human innovation and creative problem solving. CMoA desires to share those revelations with the widest possible audience, empowering new generations of students, entrepreneurs, workers, and educators to excel.

    This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new nonprofit museum inspiring a vibrant community of educators, students, creators and entrepreneurs.

    The role you will play: CMoA is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with 1-2 years’ experience working in an archival or museum environment with an interest in the history of technology and the digital revolution. The Archivist Assistant will play an instrumental role in processing, cataloging, cleaning, and digitizing the museum’s vast collection of vintage technology. The Archivist Assistant will be directed and guided by the Collections Archivist. The responsibilities of the Archivist Assistant include the following four primary tasks:

    • Preventative Conservation of Objects: Provide care, cleaning and storage of objects.
    • Research: Gather and document relevant information regarding objects.
    • Data Entry: Catalog objects using PastPerfect 5.0 museum software.
    • Documentation: Maintain records of accession, condition, loan, and location of objects in PastPerfect and, as necessary, in physical files.

    Duties and priorities may change quickly or frequently; thus, the Archivist Assistant needs to be flexible and willing to change duties depending on the needs of the Collections Archivist. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, be willing to take direction yet be self-motivated, work well independently as well as with others, be flexible and be willing to use a little elbow grease to get the job done.

    Qualifications:

    • 1-2 years’ experience working in a museum and/or archival environment.
    • Detail-oriented and organized.
    • Ability to work independently, and on a team as needed.
    • Basic skills in Microsoft Office.
    • Familiarity with libraries and research skills.
    • Available to work 20-25 hours per week.
    • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.

    To apply:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@computermuseumofamerica.org with the subject line “Archivist Assistant”