Volunteer Opportunity
Exhibit History Volunteer, Registration Section

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in documenting the history of Spurlock Museum’s exhibits. Tasks may include searching the database to identify artifacts and exhibits represented in Museum images; identifying, organizing and filing old exhibit labels; researching and reviewing publications for references to old exhibits; documenting and cross-referencing exhibit history related information within the Museum’s physical files, digital files and various databases. Training on the Museum’s documentation systems and Filemaker Pro database will be provided.

Volunteers in this position will learn about how information is managed, how the Museum documents its history, and about the Museum’s history in general. This position offers first hand behind–the– scenes experience in the Museum and is ideal for any one exploring a career in museums, libraries, or archives. Volunteers will be contributing to the documentation and preservation of an important resource for use by present and future generations of students, staff, professors, scholars, and museum visitors.

Required Qualifications

  • commitment to volunteer 2–4 hours per week for a minimum of one semester
  • excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • knowledge or interest in library or information science, museum studies, history, or related field
  • familiarity with computer data entry

Schedule

A minimum of 2 hours per week is required. Work times are flexible but must be scheduled between the hours of 8:30–4:30 Monday through Friday.

Application

To apply, please e-mail all of the following to Jennifer White at :

  • cover letter
  • resume

For questions, call (217) 244-3353 (phone link).