PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State Library or Department of Economic and Community Development, Division of Culture, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in curatorial work in the research, documentation, conservation and exhibition of major historical museum collections.
Works under the limited supervision of a Museum Curator 3.
Supervises Museum Curator 1's, Museum Assistants and guides as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs the most complex curatorial duties in a museum collection; researches historical collections to determine origin, age and value; documents historical artifacts and identifies their relevance to Connecticut history; determines need for restoration work on historical and artistic collections; accessions, registers and catalogs collection items and new aquisitions; maintains master log and other records systems; plans and designs collection exhibits; supervises and trains staff; may subcontract for necessary professional preservation services; may prepare grants for funding; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of American history with particular reference to social, cultural and technological trends as reflected in museum collections and themes; considerable knowledge of methods used in cataloging, preservation, restoration and storage of historic collections; knowledge of basic research materials; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to perform historic research; considerable ability to prepare exhibits of museum collections; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional museum experience with responsibility for preservation and exhibition of historical museum collections.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing curatorial work at or above the level of Museum Curator 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in American history, American studies, archaeology, art history or a related museum subject area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. Completion of certified graduate training programs in Museum Studies (such as those offered by Cooperstown or Winterthur) may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of thirty (30) semester hours equalling one and one-half (1 1/2) years of experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Musem Curator 2 in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective October 1, 1987. (2012 SCOPE Review)