Curator of Collections and Exhibits

Company Name: 

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Address: 

114 W. Fourth St.
Juneau, AK 99801

Contact Name: 

Beth Weigel, PhD

Phone: 

907-586-3572

Email: 

Beth.Weigel@juneau.org

Job Description: 

CURATOR OF COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITS PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION $58,012 - $61,951 Annually (DOQ) 37.5 Hours per week

WHAT THE CBJ CAN OFFER YOU: In this position you will receive a competitive salary package that includes the opportunity for regular pay increases, 12 paid holidays a year, an excellent health insurance program that includes medical, dental, vision and orthodontia care options, paid leave and retirement credit through PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System). We value the health and well-being of our employees. The CBJ provides free parking, paid time off for parent teacher conferences, the ability to participate in a robust wellness program that includes discounts to CBJ recreational centers and local fitness programs, free bi-annual health screenings, free flu shots, free classes, challenges and webinars on healthy living to assist you with achieving work/life balance.

WORKING HOURS AND LOCATION 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.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING 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.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

A strong candidate for this position would have experience working with collection management, be able to prioritize and multitask 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.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK ON OUR TEAM

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.

DO I HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS JOB – OUR 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.

OR

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.

NOTE: This is a benefited position.

For more details about benefits, please visit the following web link: https://juneau.org/human-resources/benefits

HOW DO I APPLY AND WHO CAN I CALL WITH QUESTIONS

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

We are accepting applications until June 20th, 2022. Your application must be received by the Human Resources & Risk Management Department before the close of business (4:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time) on the date listed above.

You can submit your application by email, fax, USPS mail, or by dropping it off at the Human Resources & Risk Management office. Applicants can visit our website for a copy of our application and instructions on how to submit it. If you have questions about our application you can contact us by phone at (907)586-5250. https://juneau.org/human-resources/employmentopportunities

Email completed applications to employment@juneau.org Fax (907)586-5392 Mail completed application to: City and Borough of Juneau Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department 155 South Seward St. Juneau, Alaska 99801 https://juneau.org/human-resources Drop off completed application to: City and Borough of Juneau Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department 107 Municipal Way, Suite 101 Juneau, Alaska 99801

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