THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Conducts regular and routine maintenance of museum exhibits covering over 20,000 square feet in accordance with professional museum principles and practices.
- Provides general care for historic objects already in or coming into the park’s collection. Activities include the processing of objects, cleaning; identifying preservation needs, and recommending additional actions. Performs routine cleaning of objects as directed and according to established standards.
- Identifies and labels objects by matching documentation field labels, notes, etc. Prepares objects for storage or display. Inventories, documents, and stores items. Seeks assistance for situations not covered by instructions or guidelines.
- Places objects in storage, maintaining the organization already established by the Eisenhower Site Manager.
- Catalogs objects as required. Enters cataloging data into the designated NPS catalog program using established NPS procedures and intellectual content provided by the NPS Eisenhower Site Manager.
- Maintains and organizes manual and automated curatorial records including accession records, catalog records, and donation forms; maintains and organizes other records, such as inventories and object lists. Files records in accession folders and affixes catalog numbers to objects.
- Assists with routine research for catalog records, exhibits, and other purposes as assigned by the NPS Eisenhower Site Manager.
- Assists the Eisenhower Site Manager to maintain the listing of items in the museum that are on loan from others to assist with providing a schedule when loan items are required to be returned and planning for replacement items in the museum.
- Assists with the installation, repair, and rehabilitation of exhibits.
- Implements museum environmental monitoring program, including the gathering data, maintenance of monitoring equipment, and preparing permanent data records.
- Completes or provides assistance to others who complete the National Park Service’s required Annual Inventory of Collections.
- As directed by the Eisenhower Site Manager, provides answers and information to park visitors.
- Supervises, assists, and monitors all visitors to museum facility as requested/needed, including researchers using the collection.
- Uses archival and museum collection to provide answers to research requests from outside researchers and from internal NPS and GF staff.
- Performs a variety of clerical operations in support of the curatorial operation. This may include, for example, handling office records and correspondence; inventorying and ordering supplies; and managing computer equipment, including hardware, software, and databases.
- BS degree in American History, Fine Arts or related field or equivalent education and experience
- Minimum of 2 years of experience – paid or volunteer – working with museum collection, conservation and preservation practices
- Knowledge working with a Collections Management Database such as Re-discovery or Past Perfect
- Knowledge of professional museum practices, procedures, techniques and record systems including accessioning, registration , cataloging, filing and collections storage procedures
- Ability to use basic hand tools with prescribed safety precautions
- Ability to communicate information in a clear & concise manner. This includes knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and terminology appropriate to professional museum operations
- Ability to climb ladders
- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
- November 18, 2015
- ENHS Museum Services Technician
- Gettysburg Foundation
- 1-2 Years
- $14.00 (Hourly Wage)