Collections Project Manager

Cuttyhunk Historical Society

Cuttyhunk Historical Society (CHS) seeks a Collections professional to develop a program of management, organization, care, and safe-keeping for archival, library, and artifact collections at Museum of the Elizabeth Islands, a seasonal museum located on Cuttyhunk Island. The position is temporary (mid-May through late June, 2019) and may renew, depending on funding. Furnished housing is provided on-island during the work period.



The Collections Project Manager will work collaboratively with board members and volunteers in guiding on-going inventory efforts and the continued improvement and implementation of collections-related policies and procedures.

  • The Project Manager will identify needs, analyze space and storage requirements, and set preservations goals.

  • The supervision of CHS’s PastPerfect database, ensuring data integrity, accessibility, and security, is a critical function.



  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years experience (paid or volunteer) in an archive, library, or museum.

  • Knowledge of archival management theory and best practices, related to both analog and digital collections, is required.

  • the ability to prioritize projects, strong problem-solving skills, a collaborative working style, excellent time management, and attention to detail are key.

  • Experience cataloguing collections is required; experience with photographic collections, paper records, multi-media, and knowledge of metadata management is preferred.

  • Strong computer skills with Apple and PC platforms.

How to Apply

Send resume with cover letter, and 3 references to the Search Committee at . No phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted in early February 2019. Position to remain open until filled.

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Posted on January 4