This is a specialized, professional position which provides collections curatorial leadership, vision and planning, and oversees the museum collections management system.
- Supervises selection, registration, documentation, exhibition, and storage of incoming and outgoing artifacts.
- Oversees the management of the collection by maintaining appropriate records, supervising proper environmental control, directing and following professional standards and practices.
- Develops policy and procedures for collections management as needed.
- Conducts research and prepares reports as needed.
- Recruits, trains, and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and staff.
- Assists with interpretive plans, education programs, exhibits, and other projects of the Museum.
- Interacts with donors or potential donors and assists the public as needed.
Education: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, American history, or in a relevant field. Master’s degree in museum studies or history preferred. Experience: Three or more years of experience in supervision of museum collections preferred. Knowledge of collections rules, practices, standards, and procedures necessary to professionally perform and manage a wide variety of interrelated and possibly non-standard procedural assignments and to resolve a wide range of problems using independent judgment.
Knowledge of Riley County history, the history of the American West, and material culture preferred. Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required upon conditional offer of employment.
To Apply, visit http://www.rileycountyks.gov/321/Employment-Information. Application deadline is May 1st.