The City of Birmingham, Michigan, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time position of Museum Assistant at the Birmingham Museum. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Museum Assistant will perform a variety of tasks to assist in the successful public operation of the City's museum and historic site.
The Museum Assistant will play a significant role in community engagement and educational programming, including leading visitor tours, developing exhibit-related activities, and curriculum-based school visits. Other assignments include collections care, including the use of Past Perfect museum software, as well as assisting with special events, exhibit planning, and coordinating and training volunteers. An individual with a genuine interest in history, artifacts, and engaging with a wide variety of people about the history of Birmingham is desired.
Schedule & Wages
This position offers a flexible part-time schedule of up to approximately 20 hours per week, including all public hours of the Museum, weekend hours, and occasional attendance at evening events and meetings, and starts at $15.00 per hour.
The Birmingham Museum is a unique cultural asset that connects us to our past and brings value to our present and future. Established in May, 2001, it features the oldest house in Oakland County (the 1822 John West Hunter House) and the 1928 Harry and Marion Allen House. These structures represent the evolution of our community over time, and are located on four acres of historic parkland near downtown Birmingham. The Museum preserves and exhibits material in its collection, partnering with the Friends of the Birmingham Museum as well as the Baldwin Public Library to host public and private tours, lectures, and special events.
The Birmingham Museum is open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Other hours by appointment.
More Information: www.bhamgov.org/museum
The City of Birmingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking qualified applicants, without regard to race or other protected status.
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City of Birmingham Employment Applications are available online at www.bhamgov.org/jobs or in the City of Birmingham Human Resources Department, located at 151 Martin St., Birmingham, MI 48009. The Human Resources Department is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Posted on the MMA website 12/5.