The Freedom Historical Society
28 Old Portland Road
Freedom, NH 03836
Researcher (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 filing his/her own taxes.
Work with the Freedom Historical Society (FHS) and Town of Freedom records (including Freedom Heritage Commission information and members) to research and compile basic-level house inventories (form available for preview) for all homes on the major roads/streets in Freedom east of route 153. This includes Elm St., Old Portland Rd., Village Rd., Moulton Rd., Cushing Corner Rd and Scarboro Rd.; optional work includes Swett’s Hill, Young’s Hill, and Watson Hill Rd.
June 1 to August 31, 2019. It is not expected that the consultant will work full time on the project during this period.
Meet the project objectives by:
- Conducting research on Freedom history using tax and building records.
- Inputting and revising catalog records of the museum collection into a database.
- Organizing and maintaining digital and paper archival files.
- Following established priorities and regularly communicates with/reports to the FHS Board as to progress, needs and suggestions.
Qualifications and Skills
- Some college experience, degree preferred.
- Ability to work independently as well as with the FHS team.
- Detailed oriented and the ability to remain focused on goals and manage time.
- Creative problem solver.
- Able to multitask and complete assignments on tight deadlines.
- Experience working with historical documents and/or information very helpful.
- Competency with computers a priority; familiarity with PastPerfect museum database software a plus.
- Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation.
- Knowledge of Freedom history helpful.
Applicants are requested to apply by sending a single PDF attachment via email with the subject heading “Research Consultant” to FHSociety28@gmail.com. This PDF file must include a resume, a brief cover letter detailing relevant experiences and interests, and two references.
The deadline for submitting an application is May 15, 2019.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.