Collections & Research Manager
The Trumbull County Historical Society seeks an enthusiastic and driven full-time Collections & Research Manager to oversee collections management and care, develop positive relationships with TCHS’s core group of collections volunteers, manage collections volunteers, and complete research for exhibits and public inquiries.
This position will join a small but mighty team comprised of the Director, Education & Outreach Manager, and a full-time Ohio History Service Corps member, and will have the opportunity to oversee a full-scale collections rehousing project as well as assist with the development of plans for a new science fiction center & museum in downtown Warren.
The ideal candidate will connect with community members, build partnerships to strengthen placemaking initiatives in our region, and work well in a team-oriented environment. This position is currently partially grant funded with a starting salary of $38,000/year with future room for growth. Benefits include health insurance (including vision and dental), vacation days, and some flexibility to work from home. Some Saturday work is required.
This is a full-time, 40-hour a week position that reports to the Director. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted. Trumbull County Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to TCHS Director Meghan Reed via email: email@example.com.
The Collections & Research Manager will:
· Oversee the care and condition of TCHS’s permanent collection
· Manage grant-funded collections projects, including the inventory, cataloging and rehousing of items
· Oversee data entry and maintenance of TCHS’s CatalogIt software
· Accept new artifact donations and manage registration forms
· Organize, keep, and add to donor and permanent collections files
· Cultivate relationships with local communities to foster future donations
· Create positive relationships with TCHS volunteers and manage projects for collections volunteers
· Collaborate with the TCHS team and community members to develop rotating and permanent exhibits both at TCHS and in the community
· Work within the procedures set by TCHS’s Collections Management Policy
· Oversee TCHS’s Historic Building Recognition Program
· Work with TCHS staff and board on strategic planning initiatives and organizational development
· Contribute to day-to-day visitor services such as front desk and Edwards House tours as needed
· Participate in staff meetings and communicate progress and work updates to the TCHS Director
· Other duties as assigned
· Strong organizational and project management skills
· Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and computer skills
· Ability to develop strong, positive relationships
· Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within a team-oriented environment
· Positive attitude
· Strong professional ethics
B.A. in museum studies, public history, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.