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Pioneer Air Museum Seeks Collections Assistant

Recruitment Announcement for Short Term Hire
Pioneer Air Museum (Fairbanks, Alaska)

TITLE: Collections Assistant (Part time, 10hr/week for a 24 week appointment)

DEPARTMENT: Collections

DATE POSTED: November 28, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the collections manager with the ongoing collections cataloging project, as well as museum collections duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the guidance of and reports to the collections manager.


  • Classifies and physically numbers museum artifacts.
  • Performs data entry and filing of donor recognition letters, gift forms, catalog records, and other artifact documentation.
  • Assists with inventories of collections and reconciliation with artifact records.
  • Assists with storage of collections.
  • Assists with simple, appropriate cleaning of artifacts.
  • Assists with maintenance, security, and upgrades of collections database.
  • Retrieves and prepares artifacts and artifact information, conducts artifact-related research, and provides input to staff regarding collection elements for museum needs.


  • Museum Studies degree or equivalent experience working in museums
  • Interest and/or knowledge of Alaskan aviation history
  • Museum experience preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently once trained

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequently required to walk, sit and stand for extended periods; frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.

Those interested should send a letter of interest and resume to: Erin Kirchner, Collections Manager, collectionsmanager@pioneerairmuseum.org by December 12, 2017.

The Pioneer Air Museum is located in Pioneer Park at 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99707. Questions may be directed to Erin Kirchner at collectionsmanager@pioneerairmuseum.org or 907-451-0037.

This position was made possible by a grant from the Collections Management Fund of Museums Alaska with generous support from the Rasmuson Foundation.

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