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Employment Opportunity: Collections Curator, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources (Sarasota County, FL)
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Contributed By: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Website: https://www.scgov.net/HR/Pages/CareerOpportunities.aspx

Collections Curator (Official Job Title: Business Professional II):  This is professional work responsible for oversight of Collections Management:  registration, exhibitions design/preparation, and conservation.  Develops, interprets, and implements associated policies and procedures.  Oversees coordination logistics for exhibition preparation and installation. Contributes to education mission by promoting and encouraging knowledge and appreciation of local history and prehistory through the design of exhibits and publications.

Duties:

Collections Management
  • Perform all tasks associated with archival and historical collection registration, maintenance and conservation
  • Monitors registration system and collections’ data integrity
  • Develops, interprets, and implements associated policies and procedures
  • Oversees rights and reproduction policies
  • Maintains objects and associated files
  • Oversees photography, film and sound collection
  • Monitors climate control and environment 
Exhibition Design, Planning and Installation
  • Participates in project development team discussions involving exhibit concepts, development, planning, artifact review, exhibit designing, research and scripting
  • Works with other staff on further development of diverse exhibit design and technical capabilities and keeps informed of current products and techniques
  • Oversees coordination logistics for exhibition preparation and installation
  • Monitors gallery maintenance schedule
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned 
Customer Service
  • Contributes to educational mission by promoting and encouraging knowledge and appreciation of local history and prehistory through the design of exhibits, publications, web site and social media content
  • Support and supervision of internships, fellowships, volunteers and docents
  • Participates and contributes to tours, lectures and training
  • Responds to scholars’ requests for information related to collections and exhibits 
Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Collections Management, Museum Studies or Public History or related field and two (2) years experience.  Six (6) years of professional experience can be substituted at management discretion.  Related professional program/project management may substitute for the required education. 

Preferred Qualifications:  A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Collections Management, Museum Studies, or Public History and two (2) years professional experience directly related to the position.

Job Competencies:  Experience communicating effectively verbally and in writing.  Experience developing and implementing policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.  Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, procedures and methods used in collection and museum operations in compliance with applicable governing entities.  Experience with applicable computer applications and basic computer functions to include Microsoft Office Suite.  Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of collections management to include proper handling, installation, preservation and/or maintenance.  Knowledge of exhibition design and gallery preparation.  Advanced artifact handling experience to include knowledge of current object storage and environmental management.  Knowledge of contracts and insurance related to exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and loans.  Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.



Posted: March 6, 2017
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