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Preservation Volunteer, Hingham Public Library, Hingham MA

Position:   Preservation Volunteer

Location:  Hingham Public Library 

Department:  Historical Collections 

Description:  Under the supervision of the Town of Hingham Archivist the preservation volunteer will work on several projects to ensure the historical materials at the Library are properly preserved.  This work will include removing items from frames, placing photographs, textiles, paper documents, etc. in archival folders and boxes, sorting materials, reviewing materials to determine if they can be deaccessioned, and helping to assess preservation issues (poor condition, in need of conservation, etc.).  The volunteer will have the opportunity to work with unique and original historical documents that are important not only to the Town of Hingham, but also the wider county, state, and country. Hours of work to be determined.

Contact:   Jennifer Williams, Town of Hingham Archivist
                    Hingham Public Library
                    66 Leavitt St.
                    Hingham, MA 02043
                    781-741-1405 x 2608
                    EMAIL: [email protected]

Special Requirements: Applicant must fill out Volunteer Application available at the Library Circulation Desk and attach a cover letter describing relevant experience applicable to the volunteer position activities. These items must be sent or brought to the Library for the attention of Jennifer Williams, Town of Hingham Archivist.