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 independently performing a full range of tasks in a museum or historical site involving the interpretation, conservation and exhibition of small historical museum collections.
Works under the general supervision of a Museum Curator 3 or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise Museum Assistants and guides as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs research required for exhibition of museum collections such as preparation of bibliographies or compilation of biographical information; abstracts or summarizes historical source material relating to museum collections or exhibits; monitors progress of contractors or preservation specialists engaged in repair or restoration of historic structures and museum artifacts; implements museum educational programs facilitating public understanding of collections; registers and catalogs collection items and new acquisitions; maintains museum records; prepares correspondence to interested groups and individuals concerning collections or exhibits; speaks before groups concerning museum and its collection; may assist in the development of brochures, guides and museum publications; may conduct small privately requested tours of specific museum collections; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of American history with particular reference to social, cultural and technological trends as reflected in museum collections and themes; knowledge of methods used in cataloging, preservation, restoration and storage of historic collections; knowledge of basic research source materials; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform simple historic research; ability to prepare exhibits of museum collections; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional museum experience with responsibility for preservation and exhibition of historical museum collections.
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, archaelogy, 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)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Museum Curator 1 in Salary Group AR 22 approved effective August 1, 1992. (2012 SCOPE Review)