From the Montpelier website
The Research Assistant will work as a member of the Curatorial Department, with emphasis on conducting research and analyzing the correspondence of James and Dolley Madison and their contemporaries, with an emphasis on identifying furnishings and decorative arts elements. The position is grant funded for 12-18 months and is contingent upon receipt of grant funding. Benefits package is available.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual who brings a background in American history with a general knowledge of 18th- and 19th-century decorative arts to the position. The successful candidate will have research skills and experience doing research in archives, courthouses and other repositories. Applicant must have strong communication and writing skills. Experience with computer databases is preferred.
BA required in history, art history, anthropology, classics, museum studies, American Studies, or related research field. Must be able to maintain accurate records; excellent visual recall, and the ability to make connections between disparate data, have good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Send resume and cover letter to: Megan Brett, Research Database & Records Manager, email@example.com. The deadline for the receipt of applications is August 6, 2010 at 5 p.m.