Windsor Historical Society




Curator, Windsor Historical Society


DUTIES: The Curator works to make Windsor Historical Society (WHS) and its museum resources attractive for a wide demographic range of visitors. Specifically, the Curator will be responsible for museum collections management. Collections include objects housed in our modern and historic buildings and the historic buildings themselves. The Curator's duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Museum Collections Management

    • Serve as WHS liaison with potential museum collection donors
    • Maintain museum donor correspondence, donor files, loan agreements
    • Accession and catalog museum donations and purchases
    • Work with librarian/archivist to maintain collections database
    • Organize and maintain museum storage areas
    • Perform basic conservation tasks related to collections and buildings

  2. Interpretation/Programming

    • Update interpretation of the Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House
    • Research and generate content for WHS newsletter, website, and social media
    • Rotate objects on exhibit and in the historic houses
    • Plan, organize, and install exhibits in WHS’s meeting room and at offsite venues
    • Work with staff to recruit and train volunteer docents
    • Public speaking in the Greater Hartford community

  3. Other

    • When necessary, greet guests, sell items in the gift shop, give public tours of the Society’s two historic houses, and assist patrons in the research library
    • Attend and assist with Board meetings and Society events as required
    • Rotate Saturday duty with other staff

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in museum studies, American studies, or related field is preferred; command of New England material culture and history; knowledge of curatorial procedures; ability to work effectively with volunteer and staff teams is essential, as is flexibility and ease with adult and youth audiences and the working environment of a small museum. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, computer, and research skills. Knowledge of PastPerfect database is helpful.


To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references to Christine Ermenc, Executive Director, Position remains open until filled.


14 hours weekly. Flexible schedule offered with some weekend and evening hours for events.

Anticipated start date: Summer 2016

Salary range: $16-19/hr


Posted: May 4, 2016


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