HOURS
Tuesdays 4:00-8:00
Wednesdays 10:00-2:00
Saturdays 10:00-1:00
and by appointment
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Tuesday, Feb. 21st
HISTORY BOOK CLUB: BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME
AT NATICK COMMUNITY-SENIOR CENTER
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Thursday, Mar. 2nd 1:30 PM
NATICK'S PRAYING INDIANS & JOHN ELIOT
AT NATICK COMMUNITY-SENIOR CENTER
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Wednesday, Mar, 29th 6:30 PM
BOSTON MARATHON: HISTORY BY THE MILE
 AT THE NATICK FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Curator

Founded in 1870, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town’s rich history through a varied collection and educational programs.  The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals. 

The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections and its photographs.  He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program. 

The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision;

  • Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities;
  • Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions;
  • Design 1 - 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits

This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position.  Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Requirements:  Minimum of  B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficiency with MS Office with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills.  Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters.

Send application materials to Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org.

Archival/ Collections Internship

 The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student’s interests.

 Qualifications:  Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week.

 

High School Internship

 The Natick Historical Society seeks juniors and seniors from Natick Public Schools to volunteer in its museum and research facility in South Natick. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

 Students may be assigned to help process, sort, and inventory archives, assist in the society’s library, or support Historical Society staff on a variety of projects. Hours are flexible and projects will be assigned according to each student’s interests and skill level.

 Qualifications:  Current enrollment within Natick Public Schools, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Interest in American History and museums a plus.  To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 3 to 5 hours a week.