Curator / Collections Management / Conservator Positions

Salem County Historical Society
Salem, New Jersey, USA

The Salem County Historical Society, a private, non-profit, volunteer-based organization, founded in 1884 on the site of the oldest English speaking settlement on the Delaware River, seeks a Curator to work up to 30 hours per week. This individual will provide leadership and assume responsibility of the management of the museum, community outreach, museum volunteers, programs and projects. The Curator will report to the Administrator and serve at the will of the Board of Trustees.

Resources include several historic buildings, a museum, research and genealogical library, a sizable membership and an endowment. Immediate opening. Bachelors or Advanced degree and experience with museum or historical organization is preferred. Salary will be dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. EOE

Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least four references to:
Search Committee, Salem County Historical Society, 83 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079
Or by email to

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This job posted by MERC from August 21 through November 20.

Curator of Natural History
City of Riverside
Riverside, California, USA

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of CURATOR OF NATURAL HISTORY to fill one (1) vacancy in the MUSEUM DEPARTMENT. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

Under general supervision, Museum Curators perform a variety of technical and professional duties in the assembling and caring for museum collections in anthropology, history, or natural history; to plan and provide materials for museum exhibitions and educational programs; (when assigned to the Anthropology division) to provide interaction with Native American groups and university scholars to implement the Division's mission; (when assigned to the history division) to provide public access to archival collections and answer research inquiries; work closely with all facets of the community to preserve this region's legacy; and do related work as required.

Work Performed
Typical duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  • Work effectively on teams to implement the Museum's mission.
  • Locate, acquire and house appropriate artifacts or specimens.
  • Conduct detailed analysis to identify items.
  • Prepare and maintain proper collection records.
  • Provide for necessary maintenance, preservation and restoration of collected materials.
  • Select artifacts and generally plan exhibitions within assigned field of responsibility.
  • Provide data for labels to emphasize exhibition features.
  • Present lectures or other programs to community groups, Museum audiences and professional organizations.
  • Contribute articles to the Museum newsletters and scholarly publications.
  • Conduct field research to gather data, specimens and photographic records.
  • Identify objects for the general public.
  • Confer and cooperate with other resource and Museum personnel regarding materials sources, object data, exhibition details, publications and programs.
  • Instruct interns and volunteers.
Recruitment Guidelines:

Education: Equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in museology, history, anthropology, archaeology, geology, natural science, zoology, or a closely related field of specialization. Three years' experience in the field and evidence of the pursuit of graduate studies may substitute for the partial fulfillment of the Master's Degree requirement.

Experience: One year of experience in the collection, preservation, interpretation, presentation of materials for Museum exhibitions and provision of public access to collections.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:
  • Three years experience at the Museum Curator level.
  • Experience with interpretive planning and object-based teaching.
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Experience in a collaborative team environment.


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This job posted by MERC from July 20 through October 19.

The last update to this page was 9-14-18.