Employment

 

The Frankenmuth Historical Association is seeking a dedicated Collection Manager! 

The Frankenmuth Historical Association’s Board of Trustees is seeking a motivated person to serve as the  Museum’s Collection Manager/Registrar and carry out its mission and policies.  

Class Code  

  • FT/Salary 

Class Summary  

  • Under limited supervision, but in accordance with established policies and procedures is responsible for  maintaining the collection and collection records of the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. Will also assist  researchers and participate as a member of the exhibits & events team when needed.  

Highly Desired Candidates Will Possess:  

  • Proficiency in Past Perfect 

  • Understanding of best practices, trend, and professional theories, with the ability to balance those with the reality of practical applications, including budget, staffing, and organizational structure. 

  • Bilingual fluency (German/English) is a plus with the willingness to learn more, if needed. 

  • Ability to write grants for funding. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in history, museum studies, education, historic preservation, or a related  field.  

Reporting Relationship  

  • Works under the general direction of the Museum Director of the Frankenmuth Historical Association 

Supervising Relationship  

  • Supervises Curatorial Volunteers and Interns when needed

 

Principal Accountabilities  

  • Accessions, deaccessions, loans: Accept collection donations in accordance with Collection  Policies and Procedures of the Museum. Review loan requests to determine suitability of loan to  those who inquire. Responsible for the safety of artifacts loans. Maintain accurate loan records  to record loans to and from the Frankenmuth Historical Association. An annual report will be  presented to the Board of Trustees at fiscal year end. Advise the Association Director on the  suitability of proposed artifact donations and deaccession recommendations to the museum. 

  • Documents and Records: Maintain the museums accession records, vertical files, and other  research files, back-ups, and donor records relating to the collection. Procedures used will be in accordance with the professional standards set up for museums. A complete inventory of  artifacts will be maintained, and current locations recorded. Research individual artifacts or  artifact collections to further document their identity and use in Frankenmuth or the surrounding area. Any changes in collection or accessioning procedure will only be made upon  the approval of the Museum Director and Board of Trustees.  

  • Museum Operational Duties: Provide professional care of the artifact collection regarding its  conservation in storage and exhibit use. This will include making recommendations on any  improvements necessary for the proper care of the collection. Require all loan artifacts also to  be treated with professional care. Acquire and train volunteers for their assistance to the  Registrar/Collections Manager. Order supplies necessary to complete work. Actively pursue the  additional of appropriate artifacts via referrals, media coverage or newsletter, and articles to be  published to make the public understand the value of their possessional to local history. Manage  maintenance of the exhibit area, ensuring that exhibit areas are dusted and cleaned, lighting is  proper, and the sound is at a proper level. Conduct guided tours as needed.  

  • Other duties that may be assigned by the Director: clerical, educational, teams, Fischer Hall, etc.. 

Work Environment/Physical Demands  

  • Most work is performed in a normal office environment, with some community settings. 

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.  

  • Reach, bend, stoop, lift, and move arms above shoulder level; lift and carry museum materials. 

  • Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.  

  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop, tablet, phone, calculator,  scanner, typewriter, and cash register requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye  movement.  

  • Travel to/from various events and meetings. 

  • Work a varied schedule at various locations, including some weekends and evenings.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the Frankenmuth Historical Association to provide  employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national  origin, age, or disability. 

If interested, please send a resume to fhadirector1963@gmail.com.  The position is looking to be filled in April/May with a June start date.