Career Opportunities

Project Archivist

The Museum is seeking a Project Archivist to work on appraisal, housing, organization, and cataloguing of Norton Museum archival materials. This is a full-time, non-exempt grant funded position, reporting to the Curator of American Art.

The basic responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Evaluation of archival materials dating back to the museum’s founding in 1941.
  • Institution of proper housing for archival materials.
  • Organization of archival materials including writing a finding aid for the collection.
  • Establishment of archival protocols so that the collection can be maintained by Norton staff going forward.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent is required, as well as

  • Demonstrated experience appraising collections according to archival principles.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling fragile materials.
  • Understanding of conservation and preservation needs of archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and facility with learning other software programs; good customer service skills; pleasant telephone etiquette; ability to work with public, peers, supervisors, Trustees & donors are all requirements.  The successful candidate must also be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Light physical effort is required; such as the ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to  


Part-time Gallery Guard
Responsible for safeguarding the Museum’s art work, greeting visitors, giving informative answers to visitors, observing and reporting any irregularities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Safeguard the museum’s works of art and assets through the use of effective security patrols.
  • Understand all museum procedures and assist visitors.
  • Officer must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations while assisting visitors/ staff.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the security Supervisor on unusual conditions or situations.
  • Speak clearly over a two-way radio and be understood by other members of the force.
  • Officer must be able to work effectively and courteously with diverse groups of visitors and staff.
  • Routinely completes daily patrol schedule for areas assigned within time frequency provided.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Security Supervisor.
  • Conduct oneself in the best interest of the Museum.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be available to work week-ends and an occasional evening shift.
  • Ability to read, write, speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol during the shift…there will be minimal seating available.
  • Demonstrate ability to act and communicate courteously and professionally with visitors and staff.

Please send resume, along with relevant portfolio samples to  


The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.