Collection Assistant

Website Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum seeks a Collection Assistant to serve on its Collections team. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Collection Assistant will be responsible for efforts to refine the museum collection and make the collection safely accessible to the public through online initiatives. The right candidate will have training or experience in proper handling of museum collections in all media. The applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks related to the collection, artifacts, and exhibitions and possess excellent writing & organizational skills. A bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, art, anthropology, or a related discipline is required.  This is a two-year position. Pay range is $36,000 to $38,000 per year.

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Review of resumes will begin immediately; all resumes received before the application close date of 5-16-21 will be considered. Vesterheim is an EOE/AA. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to or mail to Tammy Carolan, Human Resources Administrator, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA  52101.

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