STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 7468

CURATOR II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) curatorial work. Work involves overseeing the acquisition, preservation, cataloging, and exhibition of collections and related materials; performing research work; and writing and reviewing articles for publication. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

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

Oversees and maintains records of collections, exhibits, and historic restorations.

Oversees volunteer programs and directs instructional, research, and public service activities.

Responds to technical inquiries on exhibits, artifacts, and displays.

Plans and organizes the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials.

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

Conducts or organizes tours, workshops, and instructional sessions.

Prepares reports and correspondence.

Provides curatorial consultant services.

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

Negotiates and authorizes purchases, sales, exchanges, or loans of collections.

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

May assist with budget planning, preparation, and forecasting.

May supervise the work of 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 supervise the work of others.


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Revised 9-1-15