Job Opportunities

Research Coordinator

Job Summary

The Park City Museum in Park City, Utah has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Coordinator. The successful candidate will oversee the Hal Compton Research Library, facilitate all research requests, manage the weekly Way We Were article, direct the Museum’s oral history program and fulfill all photo reprint orders. He/she will also work to develop collections of library material, manage digitization efforts of the permanent collection and library, and work closely with the Curator to secure reproduction rights and copyrights.

Job Description

Research

  • Answer all research requests received via email, phone and in-person.
  • Provide research for in-house exhibits, publications and articles.
  • Compile and submit quarterly reports on research and photo order numbers.

Library

  • Inventory, organize, catalog and manage the Research Library collection of research materials, including books, magazines, newspapers, maps and phone directories.
  • Update library research materials, finding aids and instructional guides.

Photo Orders

  • Fulfill photograph reprint orders for Museum patrons.
  • Pull and scan photographs at high resolution, when needed.
  • Work with the Director to determine use and access permissions.
  • Secure required paperwork for all transactions.

Way We Were

  • Schedule, oversee, research, write and edit the weekly “Way We Were” article published in the Park Record newspaper.

Digitization

  • Manage the Museum’s digitization program (for both the permanent collection and Research Library materials), working closely with the Director to secure grants and the Curator to determine priorities.
  • Work with the Curator to secure copyright and resolve issues.

Oral Histories

  • Oversee maintenance and expansion of oral history collection.
  • Manage list of potential interviewees and conduct oral histories using current best practices.
  • Oversee transcription and digitization of completed oral histories.

Other Tasks

  • Assist the Curator with archival and photographic collections, as needed.
  • Assist the Curator with exhibit text, design and installation, as needed.
  • Update website (Research webpage).
  • Oversee collections/research volunteers and interns.
  • Help with front desk, Museum store, special events, talks, tours, and collections, as needed.
  • Assist with other duties, as required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Public History, Museum Studies, Library Science or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years experience in museums, history libraries or research.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Must work effectively with diverse groups to manage information requests.
  • Excellent capacity to multi-task, juggle shifting priorities, and meet demanding deadlines. Expert time management skills required.
  • Skilled problem-solver, historical researcher, writer and editor.
  • Solid understanding of professional museum practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and PastPerfect preferred.

Full-time position; will include some weekends, evenings, and special events; will be required to stay until closing at 7:00 pm one night per week, and work one Saturday per month. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:

Courtney Titus, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

ctitus@parkcityhistory.org

Park City Museum

P.O. Box 555

Park City, UT 84060