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Museum Assistant, NCRTV Museum, Bowie, Maryland

14 Sep 2021 7:49 AM | Laurie Baty

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, MD, is looking for a part-time Museum Assistant.

This individual serves as the primary administrative support staff for the museum. Primary responsibilities encompass financial management, volunteer coordination, and other administrative duties as needed to help facilitate the smooth functioning of the museum.

This is a part-time position with 20-30 regularly-scheduled hours per week, with some occasional hours in the evening and weekends. $15/hour.

PastPerfect and Quickbooks desirable.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to with “museum assistant” in the subject line. Open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Coordinates and executes regular bookkeeping tasks for all NCRTV activities.

·       Maintains the NCRTV financial books to ensure accuracy and transparency for both internal and external review.

·       Prepares regular bank deposits.

·       Prepares financial reports for both the Executive Director and the Board.

Volunteer Coordination:

·       Prepares monthly volunteer schedule and ensures adequate coverage during open hours.

·       Schedules special tours, children’s programs, and coordinates volunteer involvement.

·       Serves as liaison between volunteers and Executive Director.

·       Receives and processes volunteer applications and background checks.

Administrative Responsibilities:

·       Receives and processes membership applications and sends out renewal notices.

·       Maintains and updates the museum databases.

·       Assists in the drafting and implementation of operational documents.

·       Responds to visitor and researcher inquiries.

·       Maintains and develops content for the museum’s social media accounts.

·       Drafts and implements communications and outreach per instructions from the Executive Director.

·       Monitors supplies and purchases office, collection and operational supplies as needed.

·       Maintains a clean office space and participates in the regular housekeeping of museum galleries, storage, and entryway.

·       Maintains all Board-related materials.

·       Other administrative duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

·       Some college experience (including as a current student)

·       Be a detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

·       Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)

·       Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Experience working in a museum.

·       Experience using Past Perfect Museum software and QuickBooks accounting software.


$15.00 per hour, 2 weeks paid time-off per year.

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