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 an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Museum Curator 1, 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 acquisitions;
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;
methods used in cataloging, preservation, restoration and storage of historic collections;
Knowledge of basic research materials;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
perform historic research;
to prepare exhibits of museum collections;
Ability to utilize computer software;
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 a Museum Curator 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
A Master's degree in American history, American studies, archaeology, art history, museum studies or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Museum Curator 2 in Salary Group AR 25 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-108