Research Assistant

Assist the Cultural Manager with additional research on future exhibits, local history or interpretation of the Backus-Page House Museum.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Meet with the Cultural Manager to discuss the project expectations and parameters.
  • Submit the research to the Cultural Manager by an agreed upon date.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of research skills.
  • Experience working with archival documents and special collections.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work and travel to various work locations.

Time Frame:

Depends on the project being researched.

Training & Supervision:

  • Initial meeting with the Cultural Manager to discuss the project and review the guidelines.
  • Monitoring and ongoing support of project activities by the Cultural Manager as required.

Staff Contact: Angela Bobier, Cultural Manager

Benefits:

  • Participate in the Backus-Page House Museum programs and the development of exhibits.
  • Develop and enhance understanding of regional history.
  • Flexible schedule for conducting project research.
  • Opportunity to enhance and develop research skills.
  • Free admission to the Backus-Page House Museum.
  • Use of the museum’s library.
  • Invitations to volunteer appreciation events.

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