Collections Assistant - Midland Center for the Arts

Posted on 11/20/23

Midland Center for the Arts

Midland, MI

Position Title:  Collections Assistant

Supervisor:      Archivist

Classification:  Part Time- Up to 29 hours per week/ Temporary- December 1, 2023- February 28, 2024

Compensation: $15.50 per hour

About Midland Center for the Arts

Midland Center for the Arts is a cultural destination where people find meaning and connection in their busy lives.  One of Michigan’s largest non-profit arts organizations, the Center is a unique cultural complex located in the city of Midland, Michigan. The 275,000SF facility encompasses an auditorium theater (1500 seat) that presents touring Broadway and national artists and entertainers, a mid-sized theater (400 seat) for touring programs and locally- produced theater, a four-story hands-on, interactive museum of science and art, a historical campus, and an in-house community theater and professional regional symphony.

World-class art and entertainment experiences are enjoyed by audiences from around Michigan and beyond and the Center strives to share cultures and stories that reflect the diversity of our audiences and the world. We strive to provide a workplace and patron experience where all people feel welcome and engaged. Our organization celebrates diversity in all of its forms, pursuing our mission as the cultural destination for our region and beyond. Our work reflects our community and our values as an inclusive and accessible home for art, science and history exploration.   Our organization is committed to including voices of those varying in abilities, ages, ethnicities, gender identities & expressions, races, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


The Collections Assistant will report to the Archivist, working with the Midland County Historical Society and with the Visual Arts Curator of the Alden B Dow Museum of Science & Art to assist in packing, movement and tracking of the historical archives/collection and art collection for temporary storage in preparation for building renovations. 


The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with packing and moving of museum and archive collections
  • Catalog collections items as needed
  • Database work including, updating records and creating lists to track collections items



  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, and a desire to work with people across many lines of difference
  • Interest in history, archives or museums
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft programs
  • Experience with Past Perfect Museum Software a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Museum or archive experience preferred
  • Individuals currently enrolled in related undergraduate or graduate fields of study encouraged to apply.


  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move easily up and down stairs.


Email Cover Letter and Resume to Apply:
Human Resources Manager


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