Curator / Collections Management / Conservator Positions







Collections Database Coordinator (Limited Term)
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA


The University of Notre Dame (http://ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Collections Database Coordinator (Limited Term).

Applications will be accepted until 3/13/2018.

Working with the Snite Museum of Art registrar, this individual will oversee upgrades to the Museum's collection database: create a data entry manual and style guide, establish workflows, create institutional standards, select controlled vocabulary, identify rules for formatting values, identify data standards, and identify search terms. The Snite Museum's EmbARK Gallery Systems collection database has missing, incomplete, and inaccurate records. When the database was first created, data entry personnel keyed information from historic index-card records. As such, errors and omissions were transferred to the database. Records need to be standardized and they need to include “key word” subject metadata to assist searches before the database is made available to University and international audiences. This work will be undertaken as part of the University's desire to create a web-based digital image and text database describing artworks within the Museum's and Hesburgh Libraries' permanent collections. While it will be accessible to scholars worldwide, the database is most desired because it is essential to continuing and enhancing Notre Dame faculty and student engagement with the collection. At present, when faculty and students desire information on the 95% of the Museum collection that is in storage, they must consult with Museum directors, curators, and curators of education.

Some specific duties include:

Upgrade collection database by creating a data entry manual and style guide; establish workflows, create institutional standards, select controlled vocabulary, identify rules for formatting values, identify data standards, identify search terms

Undertake data entry and supervise data entry by other Snite Museum staff members and by outside consultant(s)

Manage collections database (EmbARK by Gallery Systems, which might be upgraded to TMS by Gallery Systems) including administration of user accounts, training, user support, access and authorities, and customization in consultation with Gallery Systems personnel

Assist integration of collection database and image archive necessary to create a web-based digital image and text database (with Hesburgh Libraries)

This is a 2-3 year limited term position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, information science, library science, museum studies, or related field
  • Minimum three to five years professional experience in database administration, information science, digital preservation, or related fields
  • Knowledge of art history
  • Expertise with spreadsheets (preferably Excel)
  • Experience with EmbARK or TMS art museum database
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of SQL language is desired
ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # http://apptrkr.com/1169727. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through March 13.







Curator of Maritime History
Calvert Marine Museum
Solomon's, Maryland, USA

Job Title:      Curator of Maritime History - Marine Museum 
Closing Date/Time:      Wed. 12/28/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $60,000 - $74,000 Annually
Job Type:       Merit Full Time
Location:       Solomons, Maryland

Job Summary
Merit position, Grade 25, 35 hours per week.

Performs museum curatorial work for the County's Marine Museum. Work involves collection management, historical research, writing, preservation of the museum's historic structures, supervision of boat yard, and boat operations, and related activities. This position is responsible for meeting all requirements related to maintaining the National Historic Landmark designation of the Wm. B. Tennison (passenger vessel) and J.C. Lore Oyster House and National Historic Register designation of the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses. Work requires an advanced degree and experience in the field. Work is performed under administrative supervision.

Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:
Conducts research for publications, lectures, maritime exhibits, etc. Compiles necessary reports, articles, proposals, etc. related to maritime history.

Monitors operations of the two passenger vessels, the Wm. B. Tennison and the Dee of St. Mary's, and boat yard. Ensures repairs are completed and monitors maintenance and repair expenses for both vessels. Coordinates inspections with US Coast Guard. Tracks requirements necessary for USDOT Drug Testing Program for the crew.

Supervises boatwright and the Small Craft Guild program. Prepares budgets and coordinates long-range planning.

Oversees maintenance and repairs of historic buildings to meet Maryland Historic Trust standards and Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic properties.

Directs and assists the museum registrar with collections inventorying, cataloging, storage, and general management.

Prepares purchase orders/check requests; researches vendors; handles receipts/invoices.

Assists Exhibits Department in researching and preparing temporary and permanent maritime history exhibits and signage.

Assists researchers in Paul L. Berry Library and Archive and directs library volunteers.

Prepares and monitors department budget.

Assists with preparation of grants and acts as grant manager for maritime grants.

Provides lectures both internally and in the community. Leads Maritime Tours of the museum.

Approves photo reproduction orders from the public.

Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in history or related field.

Experience:
Four years of experience in the museum field which must include maritime history work, considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.

Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license. A current Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Regulations must be obtained within six (6) months.

Special Requirements:
Operation of County owned vehicle.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.

The Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum was founded in 1970 and is located in Solomons, Maryland at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The museum interprets three themes: the paleontology of the Miocene epoch, the estuarine biology of the river and bay, and the maritime heritage of Southern Maryland. Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Lighthouse, the Cove Point Light Station, the sailing skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, the historic bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House.  The latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses the largest collection of Miocene marine fossils outside of the Smithsonian and has a 15-tank aquarium featuring animals native to these waters. The museum is open year round.

Where to Apply:
http://www.co.cal.md.us/employment

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This job posted by MERC from February 5 through May 5.








TRHF Collections Assistant #4575
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco, Texas, USA


Primary Duty: Under basic supervision, assists in the management of the artifact and library collections and legal documentation, registration/cataloging associated with the collections of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (TRHFM) collection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists in the preservation and care of TRHFM collections (including: artifact, library and archival collections); assist in development and design and maintenance of museum exhibits; assists with special events, educational programs and presentations of TRHFM topics.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all legal documentation for gifts and loans; documents and photographs incoming artifacts/archival collections; updates computer database entries; works in conjunction with supervisor to secure, preserve and conserve the Museum’s collection.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
To see more information and apply, please visit http://www.waco-texas.com/cms/jobs/viewjob.aspx?id=13279

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This job posted by MERC from January 4 through April 5.



Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
Masur Museum of Art
Monroe, Louisiana, USA


DEFINITION/DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF JOB
Join a great team! We're a small museum doing big things. The Curator of Collections & Exhibitions is responsible for the planning and implementation of exhibitions presented through the Masur Museum of Art, and oversees the care and scholarship of the museum’s permanent collection. This is a senior staff position that reports to the Director of the Masur Museum of Art, and may be responsible for supervision of one or more assistants and temporary staff. In the absence of the Director, the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions assumes responsibilities for general operations of the Masur Museum of Art. Serves as liaison with the Exhibition Committee and the Collection Committee of the Twin City Art Foundation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
I. Collections

  • Responsible for the care, maintenance, and documentation of collection objects and objects on loan to/from the collection
  • Responsible for research on collections and related topics
  • Functions as museum liaison with the TCAF Collections Committee
  • Makes recommendations to Collections Committee of objects for accession or de-accession; all recommendations must first be approved by the Director
  • Maintains information on accessions and de-accessions
  • Pursues external funding (including grant writing) for collections management
  • Prepares articles on collections activities for inclusion in museum publications and press releases
II. Exhibitions/Registration/Public Programs
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, installation, and interpretation of temporary exhibitions
  • Pursues external funding (including grant writing) for exhibition activity
  • Organizes and implements plans for installation and de-installation of exhibitions, and supervises preparation staff engaged in preparing, mounting, maintaining, and changing permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Coordinates and manages details of shipping, crating, packing, transportation, insurance, customs clearance, and storage for collections and exhibitions, and recommendations to Exhibitions Committee of same
  • Oversees preparation and maintenance of records of collections and exhibitions inventory, accession and de-accession, condition of permanent collection and loaned objects, insurance valuation of permanent collection and loaned objects, and of activity of objects in collections
  • Oversees creation and completion of cataloguing and systems forms for collections and exhibitions
  • Oversees preparation of exhibition labels, brochures, text panels, and other education materials
  • Oversees maintenance of museum collection’s storage and temporary loan facilities
  • Occasional travel to supervise and assist with transportation of collections objects and temporary exhibitions
III. Education & Public Programming
  • With museum staff and committees, works to develop, prepare, and promote lectures, gallery talks, presentations, demonstrations, and special events in the areas of the visual arts as needed
  • Assists Curator of Education and Public Programs with the development, implementation, and promotion of outreach programs, curriculum resources, and library resources as needed
IV. Public Relations/Promotion
  • Maintains positive relations with persons associated with the museum, including, but not limited to, the museum staff, other City of Monroe employees, volunteers, board, the general public, and the media
  • Assists in promotions of museum activities with media
  • Assists with development and presentation of public programming and civic engagement activities
  • Serves on City of Monroe committees and advises said committee(s) as to museum participation and resources
V. Other
  • Weekend and evening duties as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the proper authority
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Training and Experience

  • Bachelor and/or masters degree in studio art, art history, museum studies, or equivalent required. Holders of bachelor degrees must show four years of relevant professional experience.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory, public speaking, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects
  • Ability to work creatively with staff and volunteers in a team approach in planning and implementation of museum activities
  • Knowledge of art handling procedures and registration duties
  • Knowledge of current art market and trends
  • Knowledge of collecting and exhibiting ethics
  • Preparator experience highly desirable
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid Louisiana Driver’s License

Please Note: The Curator, with the Director’s oversight, will present a multi-tiered exhibitions and collections program that emphasizes artists with diverse backgrounds: artists with local, regional, and national reputations. Working with these seemingly disparate groups of artists will lend each other context by elucidating which ideas are most important to the History of Art, as well as culture in general.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us.
Position pays $31,422.56/ year.

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This job posted by MERC from December 14 through March 15.



Curator of Maritime History
Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, Maryland, USA


Job Title: Curator of Maritime History - Marine Museum 
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 12/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $56,584.00 - $74,220.00 Annually
Job Type: Merit Full Time
Location: Solomons, Maryland

Job Summary
Merit position, Grade 25, 35 hours per week.

Performs museum curatorial work for the County's Marine Museum. Work involves collection management, historical research, writing, preservation of the museum's historic structures, supervision of boat yard, and boat operations, and related activities. This position is responsible for meeting all requirements related to maintaining the National Historic Landmark designation of the Wm. B. Tennison (passenger vessel) and J.C. Lore Oyster House and National Historic Register designation of the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses. Work requires an advanced degree and experience in the field. Work is performed under administrative supervision.

Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:
Conducts research for publications, lectures, maritime exhibits, etc. Compiles necessary reports, articles, proposals, etc. related to maritime history.

Monitors operations of the two passenger vessels, the Wm. B. Tennison and the Dee of St. Mary's, and boat yard. Ensures repairs are completed and monitors maintenance and repair expenses for both vessels. Coordinates inspections with US Coast Guard. Tracks requirements necessary for USDOT Drug Testing Program for the crew.

Supervises boatwright and the Small Craft Guild program. Prepares budgets and coordinates long-range planning.

Oversees maintenance and repairs of historic buildings to meet Maryland Historic Trust standards and Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic properties.

Directs and assists the museum registrar with collections inventorying, cataloging, storage, and general management.

Prepares purchase orders/check requests; researches vendors; handles receipts/invoices.

Assists Exhibits Department in researching and preparing temporary and permanent maritime history exhibits and signage.

Assists researchers in Paul L. Berry Library and Archive and directs library volunteers.

Prepares and monitors department budget.

Assists with preparation of grants and acts as grant manager for maritime grants.

Provides lectures both internally and in the community. Leads Maritime Tours of the museum.

Approves photo reproduction orders from the public.

Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in history or related field.

Experience:
Four years of experience in the museum field which must include maritime history work, considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.

Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license. A current Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Regulations must be obtained within six (6) months.

Special Requirements:
Operation of County owned vehicle.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.

County application required.

The Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum was founded in 1970 and is located in Solomons, Maryland at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The museum interprets three themes: the paleontology of the Miocene epoch, the estuarine biology of the river and bay, and the maritime heritage of Southern Maryland. Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Lighthouse, the Cove Point Light Station, the sailing skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, the historic bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House.  The latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses the largest collection of Miocene marine fossils outside of the Smithsonian and has a 15-tank aquarium featuring animals native to these waters. The museum is open year round.

Where to Apply:
http://www.co.cal.md.us/employment
 
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This job posted by MERC from December 7 through March 8.



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