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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 030410
    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.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    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.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Two years of general museum activities experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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