2022 Positions
at historic Dey Mansion Museum, Passaic County
 

JOB TITLE:                             Museum Assistant

 

SALARY / HOURS:             $15.00-$20.00 per hour

 

SCHEDULE:                         Thursday – Sunday / 9:00am – 5:00pm

TYPE:                                      Seasonal (6 month position)

JOB DESCRIPTION:          Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs and Museum Curator, the primary function of this position is to assist in the planning and execution of daily museum functions; including but not limited to exhibit installations, preservation of existing collections, guiding visitors and performing clerical and other museum-related duties as required and/or assigned.

                                               

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Welcomes visitors and responds to questions about the history of the site and its programming;

  • Help prepare museum exhibits and collections for public display;

  • Catalogue and conduct inventories of collections (including photographing and researching objects);

  • Assist in the implementation of grant funded projects;

  • Plans, organizes, and implements special events and exhibits at the historic site;

  • Assist in the management of daily operations of the historic site;

  • Develops, plans, and organizes promotional material for activities and events in conjunction with local community organizations, the media, and the County’s Division of Tourism Coordinator;

  • Conducts off-site programming and presentations as needed;

  • Assists visitors with gift shop purchases and maintains inventory levels;

  • Balances cash register receipts and makes daily deposit; and

  • Regular duties may include reports on the conditions of property and museum space; writing and researching, editing promotional material and brochures, coordinating with other historic sites and partners, registering guests for events, and compiling data on attendance and visitor experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / ELIGILBITY:

 

  • Enrolled in/or graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, archeology, art history, museum studies, or related field;

  • Previous experience in museums, cultural programs, art spaces, etc. are preferred but not required;

  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator;

  • Working weekends are required for this position. Depending on the event taking place, some nights may be required. Candidates will not be considered otherwise;

  • Passaic County residency is preferred

  • New Jersey residency is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include a computer, calculator, typewriter, etc.;

  • Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time;

  • Must be able to operate a variety of visual and audio aids;

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, up to 30 lbs. Physical demands are for light work.