Curator of Collections

Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA

The Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum seeks a creative, dynamic, highly organized individual for the FT/YT position of Curator of Collections. Located in Plymouth, MA, PHM is the oldest continuously operated museum in the nation with an exceptional collection of early American artifacts and significant archives spanning four centuries of Plymouth history. The Curator is responsible for the development, management, and stewardship of museum collections and archives according to best practice professional standards. Responsible for the curation, preparation, installation of exhibitions; develops exhibit themes/design as part of planning process with senior staff. The Curator enhances the museum’s public reach/relevance through collection development/programming; oversees all collection processes as acquisition, documentation, loans, deaccession, conservation, care; manages departmental budget; contributes to policy and planning reviews; participates in development activities; researches/produces scholarly content for publications, lectures, public programs, staff and volunteer enrichment; represents the museum positively and effectively and helps support its advancement. The qualified candidate has an energetic, collaborative working style, is innovative and adaptive, and demonstrates a commitment to public service. Familiarity with New England history/material culture; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Material Culture or Conservation, History or related field required. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with collections in a curatorial or managerial role, with background in exhibit design and installation. PC skills including experience in Excel, Photoshop, Re-discovery or other collections software required. Strength/skill in handling artifacts, ability to lift 40 lbs., and weekend availability required. To apply, email cover letter & CV by March 15th to: Donna Curtin, Posted on: 02/02/2016