Posted July 7, 2014
History Associates is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity in our Collections Management service line for an experienced museum professional looking to adapt his or her knowledge and experience to provide solutions for a diverse client base from cultural institutions to corporations to private collectors. The position focuses on client service, business development, and staff development. In this role you will be responsible for:
advising clients on the policies and processes involved in assessing, developing, and implementing collections management programs; providing guidance and hands-on support for the standardization and implementation of collections management systems; and planning and conducting collections surveys and inventories.
networking within the museum community to develop professional contacts and opportunities; partnering with professionals providing related services; and developing winning project proposals, work plans, budgets, and schedules.
hiring, training, building, and managing teams of museum or related professionals.
Although grounded in the collections management aspects of museum operations, the ideal candidate will also have some experience with the creative curatorial aspects of using artifacts to tell compelling stories. The individual will collaborate professionally with other service lines to address and support clients’ needs and pursue the vision and core values of History Associates. At History Associates, consistent, effective performance produces opportunities for professional growth within a well-established and market-leading company.
Ph.D. or MA in Museum Studies
Mastery of collections management best practices
Professional involvement and networking experience
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement projects and to lead teams
Proven project manager and supervisor
Strong writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills
Experience in delivering clear and persuasive oral and written communications
Demonstrated ability to participate in and/or lead meetings
Ability to develop strong working relationships with clients and colleagues
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in museum registration and/or collections management, working as a museum/gallery curator
Other Job Requirements
Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access
Proficient in Collections Management Systems such as Re:discovery, PastPerfect, KE Emu, and TMS
Ability to travel
Must be U.S. citizen
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History Associates offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and a profit-sharing 401(k) plan.
Only those individuals who meet the job requirements should apply. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample(s) demonstrating the capability to provide professional advice and guidance to clients and develop a well- thought-out work plan and budget, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three references to:
History Associates Incorporated
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Packages that are incomplete will not be considered.
History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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