STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B16

Class No. 7466

CURATOR I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) curatorial work. Work involves coordinating the acquisition, preservation, cataloging, and exhibition of collections and related materials; performing research work; and writing and reviewing articles for publication. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates the design, construction, restoration, preservation, and maintenance of exhibits, artifacts, and displays.

Coordinates volunteer programs and conducts instructional, research, and public service activities.

Conducts research related to collections, exhibits, or historic sites.

Participates in the planning and development of new museums or historic sites.

Prepares reports and correspondence.

Provides curatorial consultant services.

Maintains registration, cataloging, and recordkeeping systems used to manage collections, acquisitions, and exhibitions.

Assists with performing research connected with collections, exhibits, and historic sites.

Assists with maintaining records of collections, exhibits, and historic restorations.

May write and review grant proposals, journal articles, reports, and publicity materials.

May conduct or organize tours, workshops, and instructional sessions.

May negotiate and authorize purchases, sales, exchanges, or loans of collections.

May oversee the museum volunteer program.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in museum curatorial work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in history, government, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of subject matter related to the field of specialization, of source materials for research in the field of specialization, and of the principles and practices of museum administration.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to perform research, to plan and organize projects, to produce and coordinate exhibitions, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


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Revised 9-1-15