|Title: ||Curatorial / Museum Assistant|
|Pay Grade: ||22|
|Pay Range |
Purpose of Classification:
|Assists in any aspect of museum operations as required such as preparation of exhibits, collections processing, performance of security surveillance, preparation of objects for storage and conducting research.|
|This is first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Curatorial/Museum Specialist in that Curatorial/Museum Specialists assist in the planning and management for public programs, collections preservation and/or storage. Incumbents in this classification will be required to perform unique duties coinciding with their area of assignment.|
Example of Duties:
- Assists with processing collections including registering, accessioning, cataloguing, packing, unpacking, maintaining inventory and documentation.
- Assists in setup and assembly of storage areas for collection according to curatorial standards; cleans collection and storage area as needed.
- Prepares various reports regarding collection activities and condition of objects as requested.
- Conducts research in identification and interpretation of museum collections.
- Responds to inquiries regarding collection from museum visitors; acts as museum receptionist.
- Performs specific tasks that are components of exhibit planning, installation, and maintenance; prepares graphics, illustrations, labels and artifact mounts; constructs exhibit cases.
- Monitors security by surveying museum patrons and activation of alarm systems.
- Assists in maintaining museum collections database through data entry and editing.
- Assists in organization and implementation of public programs such as workshops, educational programs and special events; may assist in preparation of educational materials, promotional materials and mailing lists.
- Organizes special viewing of collection; arranges showings and selects exhibits based on audience; prepares displays.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge and skill in documentation of museum objects, storage and preparation of exhibits.
- Knowledge of security procedures.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Two years of general museum activities experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.