Topic ID #35824 - posted 6/9/2015 2:29 PM

Museum Assistant - Devils Lake, ND



Museum Assistant (Part-Time)

Starting Pay: $12.50 an hour

Hours: Tuesday through Friday and scheduled weekends, between the hours of 10am and 4pm.  Occasional work for special events, evenings, and holidays is required. This is a part-time position, 20-30 hours per week.


Position Description:  To assist with the administration and operation of the Lake Region Heritage Center; including office support, event planning, and collections care.

Major area of responsibility:  Programs and event support; collections care; data entry; office administration

Primary Duties:

·         Assist Director with planning and implementing museum programs and special events

·         Under Director’s supervision, maintain museum’s social media accounts and blog

·         Assist in maintaining accession and de-accession records in Past Perfect

·         Provide assistance with all aspects of collection care

·         Assist with the set-up and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibits

·         Order and stock office supplies as needed

·         Assist in opening and closing the museum

·         Fill-in at Reception Desk as needed and operate the Point of Sale system

·         Provide tours as needed

·         Assist patrons with research needs

·         Staff Museum on scheduled weekends and holidays

·         Report job concerns to Director

·         Perform tasks as requested by Director, such as research, mailings, filing, etc.


Minimum requirements: 

·         High School diploma

·         Proficient with computers (experience with Microsoft Office preferred)

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Detail-oriented

·         Ability to work well with Director, staff, and volunteers

·         Ability to work with minimal supervision

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to act professionally and treat others with respect

·         Strong interest in museums, history, or culture

·         Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds



·         Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, Art, or related field

·         General knowledge of collections handling, processing, accessioning and PastPerfect

·         Experience working in a museum or related field


To Apply:  Application form available online at applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and completed employment application form to:


Lake Region Heritage Center

502 4th Street

P.O. Box 245

Devils Lake, ND 58301


Or email to:


About the Lake Region Heritage Center:

Our mission is to provide our citizens and visitors with the art and history of the Lake Region in order to strengthen North Central North Dakota’s culture and heritage for current and future generations.


The Lake Region Heritage Center has been providing the history of the Lake Region to visitors at the Old Post Office since 1980.  Between history exhibits, art shows, educational activities, and events the museum in Devils Lake has something for everyone!

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