Pioneer air museum seeks collections assistant

Interested in museum work? Join our crew! We are looking for a collections assistant.
Please see the position description below for more information.


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, 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 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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