Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Company Name: 

Juneau-Douglas City Museum


114 West 4th Street
Juneau, AK 99801-1332

Contact Name: 

Beth Weigel




Job Description: 

A strong candidate for this position would have experience working with collection management, be able to prioritize and multi-task in a busy workplace, collaborate with the Curator of Public Programs and contractors to create exhibits and programs that complement the City Museum’s mission, provide information about exhibit changes to Museum staff, seek opportunities for partnerships and alternative funding (grants), and guide temporary exhibit artists and contractors with design, installation, and maintenance of temporary exhibits. A strong candidate should possess effective computer skills, clear verbal and written communication skills particularly as it pertains to exhibit text, exceptional attendance, reliability, flexibility, and strong attention to detail. We are looking for someone who enjoys interacting with the public, providing outstanding customer service, and working with diverse groups.

Our small team at the City Museum enjoys sharing the art, history and culture of the Juneau-Douglas area with our community and visitors from around the world. We appreciate our volunteers and enjoy collaborating with a wide range of organizations, artists, and other CBJ staff. We strive to create a collaborative, creative, and positive work environment. The City Museum is a part of the Library Department within CBJ.

Depending on season, this position works at the City Museum five days a week. However, during installations and special events, this may include evenings and weekends. You will work at a staff desk, in the collections area, and at the museum front reception desk when needed.

Job Responsibilities


Under general direction, performs professional curatorial duties related to the acquisition, registration, management, security, and care of the museum’s permanent exhibits and loan collections. This position is also responsible for the design, development and maintenance of museum exhibits and displays

Typical responsibilities include the following:

  • Acquisition, registration, condition, study and management of the Juneau Douglas City Museum permanent and loan collections, including approximately 7,000 objects, 90,000 photographs, 10,000 archival papers, 4,000 reference documents, and structures/large objects of historical significance located off-site around the City and Borough of Juneau.
  • Researches and recommends the solicitation, acquisition or de-accession of art works, historical objects and archival material for the collections; assists with establishing insurance values; document in-coming and out-going loans.
  • Maintenance and upgrades for permanent exhibits; lends professional advice to the Museum Director to develop and recommend exhibits, including the design, installation, and dismantling of temporary exhibits.
  • Supports solo artist exhibits with instillation, design, and dismantling.
  • Performs extensive research for public and external inquiries, including historical information, complex analysis, summarization, artifact searches, interpretation, translation, and referral, source validation related to historical artifacts, structures, and geographic areas.
  • Makes recommendations on and develops and implements exhibit and collection management guidelines and policies.
  • Provides professional curatorial advice or consultative services to small and larger museums locally and within the region.
  • Maintains and upgrades collections database, photo-documentation and insurance records of all collections. .
  • May assist at the front desk, including opening and closing the Museum facility and utilizing a point of sale system.
  • Monitors environmental conditions in exhibits and storage areas; makes or recommends modifications to ensure the preservation of the collections.
  • Assists with facility operations and monitoring of the HVAC system.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:        Master’s degree in Museum Studies/Museology.

Substitutions- The following combination of education and experience may substitute for the required Master’s degree in Museum Studies/Museology:

Master’s degree in Art History, Humanities, Archeology, Anthropology or equivalent field as determined by the Museum Director AND one (1) year of experience working with museum/art collections or exhibits.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including some coursework in museology; art, anthropology, education, archaeology, history or a closely related field, AND two (2) years of experience working in a museum/art collections or exhibits.

Must possess valid Alaska Driver’s license within 6 month of appointment and for continued employment.
Employee must have access to reliable transportation to transport self to locations where community collections and programs are held.

Special Notes

If you have questions about this position please call, Beth Weigel at (907) 586-3572 ext. 4101.

This is a benefited position. For more details about benefits, please visit the following web link:

Closing Date

A completed CBJ application form (Number P001) and any associated documents must be received by the Human Resources & Risk Management Department by close of business (4:30PM Alaska Standard Time) on 03/15/2023.

Where to Apply

Mail completed application to:
City and Borough of Juneau
Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department
155 South Seward St.
Juneau, AK 99801


Visit our employment website for instructions on how to submit an electronic application (web or email).

Drop off completed application to:
City and Borough of Juneau
Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department
107 Municipal Way, Suite 101
Juneau, AK 99801


Fax completed application to:
(907) 586-5392

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City and Borough of Juneau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The CBJ also complies with Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation to apply for this position can contact the City & Borough of Juneau Human Resources/Risk Management HR Office at (907)586-0227, via email at or written correspondence to 155 South Seward, Juneau, AK 99801.