PT Curator [Massachusetts State House]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 23, 1973 in job announcements |

The Bureau of the State House Curator is responsible for day to day oversight of the fine arts and artifact collections in the Massachusetts State House, including all paintings, two and three dimensional sculptures, wall murals, plaques and tablets, historic artifacts, important architectural and decorative arts, both in display and in storage, according to the mission and directives of the Massachusetts Art Commission (as stated in Section 6 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013 https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2013/Chapter38) and for implementing programming for care of these collections according to the professional Codes of Ethics and Standards for Practice of the American Association of Museums; the American Association of Museum Directors and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

All curatorial policymaking, registrarial and administrative duties associated with this position resides with this sole staff. This position performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

II. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Historic Preservation and/or in Art History; 15+ years experience in collection management and drivers license.

Demonstrated professional experience in historic, public art collection setting.


This is a Civil Service position.

NOTE: The average schedule will be three days a week, or 22.5 hours weekly, and salary will be prorated and budgeted for this schedule.


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