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Posted: 01/27/2015

Employer
SS United States Conservancy

The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, is dedicated to protecting, revitalizing and promoting the historic ocean liner SS United States, the only remaining U.S. luxury liner and holder of the transatlantic speed record. With support from its members and donors across the nation and around the world, the Conservancy works to ensure that this enduring expression of American design and innovation educates and inspires for generations to come. For more information, visit www.ssusc.org. The SS United States Conservancy purchased the SS United States in February 2011, and is promoting the vesselís restoration and redevelopment, including a shipboard museum, the SS United States Center for Design and Discovery, that will explore themes of 20th century industrial and technological innovation, mid-century Modern Art and Design, and maritime history. Guided by a prominent board of directors and advisory council, the Conservancy currently has a small staff based in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York.


Position
Preservation Associate (part-time)
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Details
 

What we are looking for: The SS United States Conservancy is currently recruiting for a part-time Preservation Associate to assist the Conservancy's preservation team wit the organization's curatorial tasks. Duties will include:

  • Help catalogue the Conservancy's current archival collections and artifacts using PastPerfect or similar museum-based software.
  • Aid in placing the various items of the Conservancy's archival collections and artifacts into archival storage materials.
  • Assist in the creation of a digital database of all of the available SS United States' passenger lists and crew rosters.†
  • Contribute and aid in the organization and collection of oral histories.
  • Assist in documenting compelling archival holdings, vintage images, and oral histories/written recollections for dissemination in Conservancy social media outlets and other outreach channels.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Experience in museum cataloging and historic preservation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Must have personal computer for use

Preferred Location: Home (or cafe!) based. Part-time office location in Philadelphia available if desired.

Committment: 10-15 hours per week.

Remuneration: Negotiable hourly rate.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to positions@ssusc.org. No phone calls please.
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