Dennison Railroad Depot Museum seeks a Registrar/Membership Coordinator.

This is an hourly, part-time position with the possibility of becoming full-time in the future.

The staff member works with a dynamic team to manage the logistics, care and records of all incoming artifacts and archival to the Museum. 

The position is a dual position including the Registrar and the Membership duties. The Registrar maintains records of accession, condition, and location of objects in museum collection, and oversees movement, packing, and shipping of objects to conform to insurance regulations: Observes unpacking of objects acquired by museum through gift, purchase, or loan to determine that damage or deterioration to objects has not occurred.  Registers and assigns accession and catalog numbers to all objects in collection, according to established registration system. Composes concise description of objects, and records descriptions on file cards and in collection catalogs. Maintains records of storage, exhibit, and loan locations of all objects in collection for use of establishment personnel, insurance representatives, and other persons utilizing facilities. Periodically reviews and evaluates registration and catalog system to maintain applicability, consistency, and operation. Recommends changes in recordkeeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility to and efficient retrieval of collection objects. Arranges for insurance of objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommends insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection.

This position works closely to help plan and design and maintain museum exhibits, as well as with visiting schools and scholars.  This person will also handle all requests for information and research artifacts. The position requires the ability to work with museum databases.

The position also serves as the Museum Membership Coordinator.  Duties include:  Organizing and managing the membership program including the development and coordination of benefits and member cultivation and retention strategies, membership database management, identify membership goals, plan and implement campaigns for gaining new members, reinstating dropped members, and increasing the membership retention rate. Will generate and manage all member and donor mailings (acknowledgments, renewals, acquisition), and will generate mailing lists as necessary for museum-wide communications, publications and events.

The position benefits from a staff member with keen attention to detail, management and customer service skills, excellent organization and ability to be a team player.  The staff member should value the vital role museums play in preserving history and within the community and have knowledge of planning events.  The ability to communicate effectively and professional with the public and staff, as well as good writing skills are essential.  Good computer skills (Microsoft office, Google Calendars, email, social meeting) are also needed.  Preparing and entering calendar data, sales data, invoices are also important, as well as the ability to design promotional material.  Applicants should be comfortable handling logistics of ordering and coordinating supplies and deliveries. 

High School diploma required, College preferred, museum experience preferred, but employee can be trained on collections management and membership procedures.

After 90 days, Employee will receive vacation equal to one weeks schedule in year one, two weeks in year two, three weeks in year five.  Schedule is flexible other than Tuesday morning staff meetings.  Must be able to work weekends if there is an event.  All major holidays off.  Schedule is very flexible, but days must be requested off in advance prior to schedule being made. 

Salary range: $12/hour

Job classification: Part-time, 24 hours/week

To apply: Send Applications and Cover Letter to:
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
P.O. Box 11
Dennison, OH 44621

Posted: September 1, 2021

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