Position Announcement: Curator II (Lost City Museum)

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 professional position in the Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Division of Museums & History at the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada. Overton is located in Moapa Valley, 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The Curator of Exhibits position is responsible for: museum education and programming related to exhibition collections, conducting school tours, and leading internship/volunteer projects; management of museum exhibition collections (including registration, processing, preservation, conservation, security and appropriate use of artifacts in museum exhibits); exhibit and gallery management (inspecting, cleaning, and updating existing exhibit content); exhibit transition management (developing new exhibit content, hands-on materials, design plans for exhibit replacement, etc.); graphic design and social media management of Lost City Museum. This position has a variable work week from Sunday to Thursday and is required to work some holidays. There is a travel requirement of up to 25%. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately if interested as the recruitment may close at any time.
 

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
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Additional Position Experience
    This position is located in Overton, NV.
 
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
 
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience providing programming, leading school tours, or another form of museum outreach?
2) What experience do you have in designing, creating, and installing museum exhibits? In particular, describe interactive, ADA compliant, or hands-on components these projects included.
3) Describe where, when and in what capacity you gained experience working with or managing museum object collections.

For more information and apply, go to https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=36074 

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