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Director of Collections [Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 21, 1974 in job announcements |

Posted on August 19, 2014

Reporting to the Executive Director, the full-time Director of Collections has responsibility for the care, presentation and interpretation of all collections in the Fairbanks Museum’s trust. DUTIES •responsibility for the application of collections management policies, plans, and practices, including, but not limited to: accession and deaccession, registration and documentation, cataloging, preservation, conservation, access, risk management, storage, handling, and inventory; •responsibility for data standards and systems for the input, maintenance, and preservation of collections records; •directs staff in the use of the Museum’s collections for exhibits, education, research, and public information; •consults conservators, curators and researchers to advance the preservation, interpretation, and cataloging of the collections; •organizes, supervises and evaluates departmental staff and volunteers; •presents collections stewardship requirements to staff, volunteers, and trustees; •obtains funds and other forms of support for stewardship, development, and interpretation of the collections; •promotes the importance of the Museum’s collections through presentations and programs delivered to Museum visitors, community organizations and school groups; •drafts, implements and monitors policies and budgets for the Collections Department; •serves on the Museum’s management team. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s in curatorial, museum studies, or related discipline required and 4 years’ related experience or Master’s in curatorial, museum studies, or related discipline with 2 years’ related experience. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Eagerness to live in Vermont’s beautiful and rural Northeast Kingdom. Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to akane@fairbanksmuseum.org. EOE.

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