Historian 9-P11 Move Coordinator - Michigan History Center

Salary $20.07 - $30.59 Hourly

Location Lansing, MI

Job Type Limited Term (position has expiration date)

Department Natural Resources

Job Number 7501-19-MHC-003

Closing 4/2/2019 11:59 PM Eastern


Job Description

This position is a two year limited term.

This position will assist with the planning and implementation of moving over 20,000 objects belonging to the Michigan History Center museum collections in preparation for new storage equipment installation. This position will function as an assistant to the museum registrar and provide oversight of contracted movers and storage equipment installation. Responsible for detailed inventory, packing, moving, updating collections database, and location control of museum objects and ensure collections safety and documentation to nationally accepted best practices. This is a limited two-year full-time position funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant.

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a master's degree in history, art history, museum studies, anthropology, American Studies, architectural history, historic preservation, or archival management.


Historian 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Historian 10

One year of professional experience involving the study, preservation, analysis, interpretation, and preservation of history, historical artifacts, records, and sites equivalent to an Historian 9.

Historian P11

Two years of professional experience involving the study, preservation, analysis, interpretation, and preservation of history, historical artifacts, records, and sites equivalent to an Historian, including one year equivalent to an Historian 10; or, three years of professional experience recording, preserving, and presenting Michigan history, historical artifacts, records, and sites at a museum, historical site, archives, publication office, or historical site preservation office equivalent to a History Specialist 10.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.

Please answer the following questions and attach them to your application.  No answer should be longer than three pages typed double spaced:

1. Describe three attributes, skills or experiences that you believe would be your strongest assets as Move Coordinator for this grant project.

2. What do you see as one of the greatest challenges in moving collections? How would you tackle these challenges?

For a copy of the position description, click HERE (Download PDF reader).

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts.  For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration.  Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results. 

Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

Applicants will be appointed only to positions in areas for which their experience and education is appropriate.

View the entire job specification at:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Historian_12717_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Posted on the MMA website 3/21/2019

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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