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Job Opportunity: Museum Curator, Springfield Museum

09 Jul 2017 3:18 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
Position Overview:
In June 2017, the City of Springfield Councilors approved resuming management of the Springfield Museum as proposed by the Springfield Museum Board.  With this agreement, the Museum will be under the direction of the Springfield Public Library.  This transition will provide integration of activities and programs that will serve the community.  Under the direction of the Library Manager, the Museum Curator performs professional museum services for the Springfield Museum.
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Tentatively, interviews for this position will be held during the week of August 14th, 2017.  

40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required. 
$47,236-$53,976, depending on qualifications.

Summary of Essential Duties:
•  Oversees day-to-day operations of the Museum to include monitoring facility for cleanliness and safety
•  Collection management and curation of exhibits
•  Schedules and leads volunteers
•  Cleans displays, labels objects, photographs and documents items
•  Researches, develops, builds and installs exhibits
•  Identifies and designates donated items
•  Works closely with staff, advisory boards, and external contacts to coordinate exhibits, fundraising events, and content for marketing
•  Provides metrics and performance measures to ensure oversight and consideration of all initiatives and directives
•  Works beyond normal business hours, including evenings and weekends, for special events
•  Responds to customer issues

Education and Experience:
•  Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, art history, anthropology or a related field; and,
•  0-2 years of professional level museum experience in collection management and curation of exhibits (Contributing level: Grade C41)
•  Preference may be given to those who have: Spanish language skills or a Master’s level Degree.
•  Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•  Principles and practices of professional museum work
•  Proficiency with PastPerfect software
•  Basic conservation and storage techniques
•  Public relations principles
•  Facility maintenance principles and practices
•  Cataloguing, classifying and processing museum materials including donated items
•  Ethical codes and accountability standards to ensure good stewardship of assets held in the public trust and to maintain public confidence
•  Developing promotional materials
•  Coordinating and scheduling special events
•  Writing and administration of grants
•  Curating rotating exhibits


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