Open Recruitment: Curator 2
The Position Curators perform a broad range of professional and technical museum work involving, but not limited to, assessment, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education and planning for a specific collection and/or program area within a museum. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This is a position within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Division of Museums and History, Nevada State Museum, Carson City. The Curator of Education plans, develops, and manages education programs, encompassing guided tours of the museum and capitol, school tours and workshops, lecture series, special events, and outreach to schools and community organizations; assists strategic planning, budget management, and resource development; coordinates programs with staff and volunteers; supervises interns and contract assistants; recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers; receives support from the Friends group; works with other curators on exhibit planning and development; manages the education collection; assists preparation of press releases for the Public Relations Officer and participates in publicity; prepares marketing materials and advertisements; and assists cultivation of partnerships with other cultural organizations, agencies, community organizations, and businesses for resource development. This position requires flexible/rotating shifts, including working nights, weekends and holidays. This position also has a travel requirement of up to 25%. Employment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a State of Nevada/FBI background check. To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-7_0/ To Qualify: In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements: Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus two years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included experience in exhibit development, and collections registration, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. Special Requirements: Statewide travel is required. A state of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. The Examination: Application Evaluation Exam The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment 1) Please describe your experience in management of museum education programs for adults and children including where the experience was obtained. 2) Please describe your experience in the management of guided school tours including where the experience was obtained. 3) Please describe your experience with training and supervising volunteers including where the experience was obtained. 4) Please describe your experience in marketing education programs including where the experience was obtained.
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