The St Lawrence County Historical Association seeks applicants for the above position which entails a wide variety of experiences, including working with the public; attention to detail; good communication skills; a team-member attitude; exceptional organizational talents; and the ability to keep many projects on track.
Ensures organization, preservation, and description of the collection; evaluates, selects, arranges and retrieves materials; may use materials such as letters, photographs, and maps for exhibits; educates the public through tours or lectures; seeks to strengthen relationships with teachers and students in area schools and universities; assists researchers; answers inquiries; able to work with digital formatting; understands the principles of archival processing; brings a logical approach to the work of identification and classification; creates finding aids; requests the purchase of relevant books and other materials; recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers; provides appropriate maintenance of the facility; identifies and shows need for funding; proposes archive budget; has an interest in history and research.
Solicits sponsors for events; coordinates activities; assists in events; designs and places advertising, i.e. ads, posters, press releases; coordinates television and radio interviews; maintains membership data base; produces newsletter; is responsible for bulk mailings; coordinates website improvements; schedules volunteers for events; maintains active coordination with St. Lawrence County historians.
Applicants should have minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. This position works with the team of employees in a cohesive way. Reports directly to Executive Director.
The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is September 9, 2019.
Send materials via US Mail ONLY:
3 East Main Street
Canton, New York 13617
Clio, Muse of History
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The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Friday 10 am to 6 pm. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.The St Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 East Main Street, Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.
The St Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.