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I. A. Primary Purpose of Organization:
Fort Ticonderoga is one of North America’s most significant and oldest historic sites. Its mission is to ensure that present and future generations understand the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.
We serve this mission by:
● Preserving and enhancing our historic structures, collections, gardens, and landscapes.
● Educating and inspiring the public as it learns about the history of Fort Ticonderoga and the diverse peoples who met here in war and in peace.
Fort Ticonderoga is comprised of approximately 2,000 acres and includes the reconstructed Fort, the Carillon Battlefield, the Pavilion, the King’s Garden, Mount Defiance, Mount Hope, Mount Independence, and numerous other historic features that span the property’s history.
B. Primary Purpose of Position:
In support of Fort Ticonderoga’s commitment to preserve and educate, the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums For America (IMLS:MFA)-funded collections catalogers will inventory and rehouse Fort Ticonderoga’s collections housed in an on-campus storage facility. These staff members will update and maintain the collections database, inventory and catalog thousands of objects in varying conditions from the 18th through 20th centuries.
As a Fort Ticonderoga team member, it is the collections catalogers duty to participate in any capacity the project director or project registrar sets forth for him/her.
C. Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Applicant must be enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented, and have a passion for preservation. Candidate must possess a strong ability to multi-task, follow priorities and schedules, and maintain collections organization in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be able to work in a myriad of different climates and environments where the collections are housed, be a creative problem-solver, and have an optimistic attitude. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Previous experience working with collections management databases (PastPerfect) preferred.
Applicant will be working in a non-climate-controlled facility with all collections types, including art, textiles, paper, and archeological specimens. Candidate should possess an interest or demonstrated background in American military and social history and related material culture, particularly as associated with the 18th through early 20th centuries.
The three collections catalogers will be key members of the museum’s IMLS:MFA project team.
D. Work Schedule:
The normal working hours for this position will be determined and weekend, evening and holiday work may be required on a scheduled basis.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience in an appropriate field of study, along with the ability to collaborate with a team on long and short term goals.
This position reports to the Project Registrar, and is a full time, temporary position that lasts from November 2016 through May 2017. One cataloger position may be extended through the end of August 2017. Fort Ticonderoga is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply send letter of interest and resume to Miranda Peters, Collections Manager, Fort Ticonderoga Association at P.O. Box 390, 30 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place in-person or via Skype beginning October 3rd and will continue until all positions are filled. Faxed applications may be sent to 518-585-2210. For more information call 518- 585-2821. For additional information on Fort Ticonderoga visit www.FortTiconderoga.org
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