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Curator of Collections

Recruitment #23-006095-0010


The Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture (MCAAHC), is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Administrator II (Curator of Collections).

 This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




MCAAHC and BDM, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD. 21401

Main Purpose of Job

Leads and manages the accessions, researches, and catalogues all objects collected and exhibited by Banneker-Douglass Museum including use of relevant records, as well as physical identification, legal status, historical use, care and storage items. Over sees the location and filing of information to enhance documentation and interpretation of collections.


● Plans and maintains policies and procedures which provide access to collections.
● Oversees the museum collection files; maintains collection database. 
● Ensures public accessibility of collections. 
● Develops and updates forms for collections administration. 
● Manages exhibition development and schedule in collaboration with Exhibition Manager and Executive Director.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies or related degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in collections management and five years of curatorial experience.  This experience must include two years of supervisory or managerial experience.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

● Experience working in African American history, art, and culture organizations and/or groups. 
● Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Microsoft Office, and PowerPoint. 
● Computer software skills in collections database software (i.e., Past Perfect).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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