Greenwich Historical Society seeks volunteers

Do you have a passion for local history? Would you enjoy learning how to use the diverse archival collections at the Greenwich Historical Society to answer questions about town history, locations, houses and genealogy? There are volunteer opportunities available for those willing to making an extended commitment to this important and ongoing work. Working closely with the Curator of Archives to become familiar with the archival collections and other available information resources, you’ll use your new understanding to answer research questions submitted to the archives via telephone and email.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the colorful history of the Town of Greenwich using primary and secondary sources while assisting researchers of all ages and interests. They will also be supporting the Historical Society’s efforts to make its collections more useful and accessible to the local community and beyond.
Candidates should enjoy working with the public, have the patience, desire and natural curiosity necessary to do research and have good writing skills. The job entails a three-to-four hour weekly commitment. It may take four to six months for archival research associates to acquire the familiarity with the collections to begin fielding research questions on a semiautonomous basis. For this reason, interested candidates should be available to volunteer in this role for more than a year.
To learn more about this opportunity, send a letter of interest and resume to Christopher Shields, Curator of Archives at [email protected].

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