The Orange County Regional History Center, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and American Alliance of Museums member, is one of the state’s preeminent cultural institutions. The History Center includes a history museum in a renovated 1927 courthouse, the collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, the Joseph L. Brechner Research Library, the Emporium Museum Store, and Heritage Square Park. The museum has advanced its global mission to honor the past, explore the present, and shape the future through wide-ranging programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and limited-run exhibitions from other prestigious institutions.

The Museum Curator of Collections performs responsible work in providing collections and/or educational services to visitors.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Museum Studies or a closely related field and three years of artifact conservation, preservation and/or museum programming experience.


Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Museum Studies or related field. Historical anthropological knowledge of Florida and American material culture.

Representative Duties

Directs and participates in daily collection management activities. Oversees the museum’s custodial responsibilities in acquiring and preserving the objects including implementing methods for acquisitions, preservation and conservation of artifacts, art, photographs and documentary records.

Supervises database development of respective collections.

Plans and facilitates exhibitions, programs, classes and publications based on respective collections.

Cultivates relationships with federal, regional, state and other external agencies as well as donors and corporate relations.

Negotiates repository agreements and deeds of gift. Evaluates donations and acquisitions, administers loan agreements and ensures adherence to established policies.

Supervises Collections staff, volunteers, and interns.

Works with the marketing section to enhance awareness of museum collections with both internal and external audiences.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


$46,738 / Annually

Application Deadline

February 23, 2016 – March 24, 2016

Job Information
  • Orlando, Florida, 32801, United States
  • 27037584
  • February 23, 2016
  • Museum Curator of Collections
  • Orange County Board of County Commissioners – Regional History Center
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time