Curator of Collections

Position Summary

The Curator of Collections is a positive, collaborative and resourceful team member who clearly demonstrates a love of 17th century material culture and history and wants to share that with the public by working hands-on at one of the world’s premier living history museums.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Curator of Collections oversees the acquisition, inventory, care, preservation and use of Museum reproductions as well as the Museum’s originals and teaching collections. An essential part of the Media, Design and Collections team, the Curator of Collections designs and leads staff development sessions; leads tours of the collections; assists with the curation of gallery and pop-up exhibits; creates, executes and evaluates innovative workshops and programs for the public, and is responsible for providing the highest standards of stewardship for Museum objects.

Qualification Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Public History, Material Culture or Conservation required, PhD preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience working with collections in a curatorial or managerial role. Experience mounting exhibits preferred. Keen interest in 17th-century material culture. Solid computer skills and basic digital photography experience required. Professional experience with Excel is required. Photoshop, DSpace, Omeka, Past Perfect, RE:discovery and other software experience preferred.

How To Apply:
email cover letter and resume to: Sue Haverstock

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Apply by:
March 02, 2016