Job ID: 13242429
Position Title: Curator of Research and Public Programs
Company Name: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Job Function: Curator
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-time
Location(s): Madison, Wisconsin, 53701, United States
Posted: April 24, 2013
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: None
Required Travel: 0-10%
Salary: $35,291.00 – $43,848.00 (Yearly Salary)


Contact Person: J Lea Roberts Phone: 608-266-3344
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The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is currently recruiting a Curator to work in Research and Public Programs at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The work location is downtown Madison, a short distance from the Capitol Square, State Street and Monona Terrace.

Job Duties:

This position provides subject matter expertise relevant to military material culture and Wisconsin military history. This position participates in developing targeted collections acquisition strategies that support the mission-based programs of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. This position also researches, identifies and secures new acquisitions for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum from donors and other sources, and makes recommendations regarding reference material acquisitions.

Activities also include serving as a key member of the Exhibits Committee, providing research and material knowledge expertise in the development of exhibit themes and concepts. This individual provides historical content for resources such as exhibit technology, social media posts and other initiatives to share expertise, engage the public and increase accessibility to the collection.

This position also develops and schedules adult public programs based on military history topics including lectures, workshops and special events. Tasks also include working closely with the Curator of Education in developing and implementing standardized evaluation for all public programs and events.

Due to the nature of this position, WDVA will conduct a background check prior to an offer of employment.

How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, refer to the How do I apply on-line and take an on-line exam? page. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy or a fax. If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability, encounter technical issues or need assistance using the system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations at or 608-267-1012.

You will be required to upload a current resume and a Letter of Interest. Your Letter of Interest will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Resumes submitted without a Letter of Interest will not be reviewed.

Questions regarding the examination can be directed to J Lea Roberts at (608) 266-3344 or

The application deadline is May 6, 2013. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Job Requirements

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: collection development and acquisition plans; exhibit development techniques and procedures; visitor services and event planning

Skill in: working effectively with a committee; working with donors to negotiate acquisitions; oral and written communications; conducting historical research; exhibit fabrication

Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively follow procedure and monitor projects