Job Opportunities

Collections Assistant (Paid Consultant)*

Hours: 8 hours per week


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with the FHS team.
  • Ability to establish priorities and remain focused; ability to grasp big picture while working on details.
  • Research experience very helpful.
  • Competency with computers a priority; familiarity with PastPerfect museum software a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with volunteers, boards, and committees.
  • Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation.
  • Knowledge of Freedom history preferred.
  • Have the ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds, bend, stoop, kneel, sit or stand for extended periods of time.


Work independently to:

  • Input and revise catalog records of museum collection into a database.
  • Organize and maintain digital and paper archival files.
  • Follow established priorities and regularly communicate with/report to the FHS board as to progress, needs and suggestions.
  • Conduct research on Freedom history and family records.
  • Revise/update policies and procedures, as required.
  • Support the daily operations of the FHS and other tasks as needed.

Letters of interest and experience, or inquiries regarding this job opening, may be emailed to by January 7, 2019.

*Consultant position: This is position is for an independent contractor (1099), and as such will be responsible for submitting monthly invoices and progress reports for payment and for filing of his/her own taxes.