OPENING DATE: 04/14/15
CLOSING DATE: 04/28/15 05:01 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The successful candidate will start at the minimum of the salary range.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
APPLY FOR THE POSITION BY VISITING THIS LINK.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in History, Archeology, Museum Studies or a field related to the work AND two (2) years of full-time experience in building exhibits, or developing other visual presentations in a museum setting. Additional experience as described may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.
Working Conditions: Be available for weekend, evening and holiday programs. Work both inside and outside for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License. Out of state candidates will be allowed 30 days to obtain a Nevada License.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Researches develops, designs and maintains exhibits for presentation at various locations and facilities throughout Clark County. Confers with the Museum Administrator, other museum staff and appropriate parties throughout the community to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the exhibit. Researches exhibit topic areas at the direction of the Museum Administrator; confers with Museum Administrator on possible traveling exhibits. May assist in the acquisition, preservation and restoration of artifacts; ensures that such items are properly stored, transported, inventoried and protected during display. Regular review and maintenance of all indoor/outdoor and seasonal exhibits in the museum system located throughout Clark County. Determines items needed to fabricate exhibits; researches vendors and other methods of material acquisition; prepares purchase requisitions and follows-up to ensure the proper delivery of required materials. Prepares or obtains artwork, graphics, informational text and other materials required to complete specific exhibits; fabricates special design elements, determines lighting elements and ensures that all exhibit elements are available for the creation of educational and aesthetically pleasing displays. Assists in the development of the annual exhibits budget. Assembles exhibits, using hand and power tools as required; utilizes the assistance of part-time and volunteer staff to move and arrange objects; ensures that exhibits are properly lighted, protected and cleaned. Observes public reaction to exhibits and makes changes to enhance educational value or visual appeal as required; interacts with, explains museum exhibits, and may conduct tours as required. Arranges traveling exhibits; inspects incoming crates and objects for damage and condition; arranges displays; repacks, secures and ships materials after closure of the exhibit. Instructs and supervises volunteers and staff on the proper techniques for preserving, restoring and exhibiting various artifacts. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the museum's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Maintains accurate records, files and inventories of items received, displayed and shipped. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, hand and power tools and appropriate safety equipment, and technical, scientific and artistic tools and supplies in the course of the work. Drives a County or personal motor vehicle in the course of the work.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites and obtain artifacts; strength and stamina to build various exhibits and place artifacts weighing up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.