Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum
The Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum, is responsible to the Assistant Director, National Churchill Museum, for managing, developing and supervising all aspects of the operations of the Museum's collection, artifacts, exhibits, and archives. These responsibilities include: design, construction and maintenance of exhibits; planning, coordination and supervision of rotating and loan exhibits/artifacts with other museums; cataloging, archiving and care of collections (archives, books, artifacts, photographs, film, recordings).
- Education: Master's degree in museum studies, public administration or related field is required.
- Experience: Three to five years of museum curator experience is required; similar positions requiring exhibit development, collection archive management may be acceptable.
- Able to prepare and maintain computer records in PastPerfect
- Experience in preparing and maintaining a departmental budget
- Working knowledge of current museum technology and comfortable with performing updates and/or fixes to technology
- Knowledge of best practices in shipping/handling of art work, museums registration methods
- Knowledge of exhibit design
- Manage complex tasks with attention to detail and timelines
- Skill in accurately organizing and recording information
- Ability to manage several concurrent projects in different developmental stages
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written form
- Maintain correspondence with professionals
- Capable of advance problem solving, identifying and resolving conflicts with schedules
- Ability to maintain a productive, collegial atmosphere
1. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the National Churchill Museum by planning, developing and executing permanent and rotating exhibits; by processing (accession/deaccession), maintaining, storing and preserving the Museum's collections (artifacts, archives, books, photographs, film, recordings); and by maintaining gallery and exhibit areas in outstanding order under the supervision of the Assistant Director and in compliance with written and oral guidelines.
2. Ensure access to Museum archives to students, scholars, and researchers is facilitated by maintaining all Museum archives in proper order and condition, by coordinating with Westminster College Librarian for access to/utilization of Reeves Library, as appropriate, by recording and publishing materials regarding the holdings of the Museum archives, by devising and implementing programs to publicize the Museum’s archival holding (including the Museum website), and by soliciting and adopting appropriate suggestions from users to improve archival operations.
3. Provide for the continued and efficient use of the Clementine Churchill Library by ensuring the library collection is maintained in accordance with proper library procedures, by monitoring all use of the Clementine Library by external and internal organizations, by scheduling necessary maintenance in a timely manner and by recommending improvements to the organization and operation of the Clementine Library to the Assistant Director.
- Track, oversee and monitor all artifacts and archives
(loans and works in the permanent collection)
- Record all movement of works in Past Perfect and artist/loan/donor files
- Manage temporary exhibit program including: booking of exhibitions and or creating in-house exhibitions, shipping logistics, certificates of insurance through the college and vendor logistics
- Work with staff to establish and monitor budgets and schedules
- Generate reports and status updates on project progress
- Participate in regular staff and curatorial meetings
- Create condition reports of incoming and outgoing loans
- supervise assistants, interns and volunteers regarding exhibitions and collections
How To Apply:
To apply, send resume and application including the names of three professional references and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Westminster College Attn: Lisa Reffett, Director of HR/Compensation, 501 Westminster, Fulton, MO 65251. Deadline for submission is May 5, 2014. EOE.