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Curator / Department of Arkansas Heritage

08/13/2020 8:22 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
 
Job Details
Curator
Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
Office: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Section:
Date Posted: 08/11/2020
Posting Expires: 08/28/2020
Summary
The Curator is responsible for developing and managing museum collections and exhibit programs, as well as assisting the supervisor in administering museum activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Acquires museum items, by purchase or acceptance of donations, to develop and ensure collection growth in the museum, archives, and library. Researches and writes history and descriptions of collection items, to properly illustrate displays, and catalogs items. Develops and implements a conservation program, to preserve the collections, and monitors the maintenance and storage of exhibits. Selects and develops museum exhibitions and directs and coordinates exhibit activities. Analyzes and recommends museum needs to supervisor and participates in policy and procedure development. Reviews financial information to project needs, prepares budget for supervisor’s approval, and monitors expenditures. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state and weekend travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources. Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Ability to develop specific goals and plans to preserve and organize museum collections. Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, art history or related field; plus two years of experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
**PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THIS POSITION**

This is a full time position with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks Heritage and Tourism in Little Rock. This position has a salary of $40,340 per year, and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us at 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock or on the web at www.mosaictemplarscenter.com and www.arkansasheritage.com

Job Duties:
• Accessions and catalogs artifacts according to best museum practices as set forth in the agency policy manual.
• Prepares and cares for historical items. Responsible for appropriate handling and care of artifacts used in exhibits. Stays updated on modern conservation techniques and methods and archival mounting techniques. Consults with agency director on the possible effects of specific environmental conditions on artifacts in exhibits.
• Coordinates and leads exhibit installation including but not limited to writing exhibition text.
• Stores, transports, and handles artifacts.
• Maintains all files associated with the collection.
• Photographs artifacts for documentary and insurance purposes.
• Produces quarterly insurance reports, general facility reports, and other relevant reports, as needed.
• Conducts annual inventory of all collections.
• Leads the planning, development, and implementation of temporary and permanent exhibitions including working with external vendors and museum sites
• Acts as a resource on African American history in Arkansas including answering reference inquiries, consulting with donors, assisting with grant writing, and serving on statewide committees
• Performs Other Duties as Assigned.

Required Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, art history or related field; plus two years of experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, African American history, art history or related field; plus two years’ experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or related field OR the formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in history, public history, archives, library science, museology or related field; substantial experience in conducting research on topics of African American history; experience with designing and implementing exhibitions.

Special Requirements:
• Occasional work other than normal office hours including evenings and weekends.
• Occasional in-state and/or out-of state travel for research and workshops may be required.
• Valid Arkansas drivers license.
• A pre-employment criminal background check is required.
• Position is subject to drug screening.

Benefits:
This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.

The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Thank you for your interest.

Follow this link to apply:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=130419519475c67d141084031131fe65&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=115652

Job Details
Position No.: 22134010
Class Code: P016C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski


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