Collections-in-waiting at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, including documents, books, clothing, and 3-dimensional artifacts. August 5, 2021.

Help Wanted: Collections Assistant / Registrar

The Morrison County Historical Society is seeking a part-time, temporary Collections Assistant / Registrar. The position description is below. Applications are due on August 23, 2021, by 11 p.m. CST.

This position is funded through a Laura Jane Musser Fund grant.


Collections Assistant/Registrar

Part-time, Temporary – 480 hours total from mid-September 2021 to June 24, 2022. (Approximately 11-12 hours per week.)

This is a grant-funded position.

Compensation: $17 per hour

Temporary employees are not eligible for museum benefits.

Start Date: Tentatively September 13, 2021

End Date: June 24, 2022

Primary Responsibilities:

Employee will be expected to accurately identify, research and catalog three-dimensional artifacts, documents, photographs, & etc. that are part of the Weyerhaeuser Museum’s collections-in-waiting (more commonly referred to as “backlog”). Employee will then correctly box/shelve artifacts in the collections storage areas.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accessioning artifacts, which includes researching, identifying, describing, and photographing object before entering information into collections digital catalog.
  • Responsible for assessing the best storage option for accessioned artifact, boxing and shelving object, and recording storage location into collections catalog.

Required Experience:

  • Experience in researching, identifying, describing, and photographing artifacts to common museum standards.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, history, or relevant field.
  • Experience with PastPerfect or similar collections software.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ann Marie Johnson, Preservationist, at the Morrison County Historical Society, PO Box 239, Little Falls, MN 56345 or via email to mocohistory@gmail.com by 11 p.m. on August 23, 2021.

Collections-in-waiting at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, including documents, books, clothing, and 3-dimensional artifacts. August 5, 2021.
Collections-in-waiting at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, including documents, books, clothing, and 3-dimensional artifacts. August 5, 2021.

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