Museum Assistant (PT) - Dearborn Historical Museum (2/12/24)

Posted on 2/5/24                                                                    

RATE OF PAY:             $14.00 per hour

HOURS:                       Part-time, up to 28 hours a week, with primarily day shift hours on the weekdays. Some evening, weekends and special event hours are required on occasion.


     An employee in this classification works under the direction of the Chief Curator or their designee. The employee in this classification works with the Chief Curator to help coordinate the Museum’s public programming and office.  Employee is responsible for management of the Museum’s office and event programming.


  • Oversees Museum events and public programming
  • Manages Museum office front desk
  • Coordinates with Library and other City departments
  • Manages gift shop inventory
  • Oversees volunteers and interns working on Museum projects
  • Performs data entry of artifact information into Museum computer system using PastPerfect software and performs appropriate filing.
  • Researches, develops and manages funding proposals for events and programming.
  • Gives tours of Museum buildings, when needed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.


  • Working knowledge of general philosophy, principles and practices of history museums
  • Knowledgeable of office management and event programming
  • Knowledgeable of local and regional history as it applies to the Museum
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to approximately 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work in the presence of dust in storage areas
  • Must have basic keyboard and/or typing skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees and the general public and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


Some combination of experience related to office management, public programming, and volunteer management required. Must have minimum 1-3 years in museums or similar institutions.


Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a drug screen that tests for illegal drugs as defined by the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act but not those legalized under Michigan law prior to start date.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS:   8:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024

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