CURATOR OF EXHIBITS
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$27.48 - $42.62 Hourly
Clark County - Las Vegas, NV
Parks & Recreation
9/28/2021 5:01 PM Pacific
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Clark County Parks & Recreation department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the (position Curator of Exhibits position. This position designs, constructs and prepares exhibits for display at various museum sites; assists in the preservation and restoration of various artifacts.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.
Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in History, Archeology, Museum Studies or a field related to the work AND two (2) years of full-time experience in building exhibits, or developing other visual presentations in a museum setting. Additional experience as described may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Be available for weekend, evening and holiday programs.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Researches and designs exhibits for presentation at various locations and facilities throughout the County. Confers with the Museum Administrator, other museum staff and appropriate parties throughout the community to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the exhibit. Assists in the acquisition, preservation and restoration of artifacts; ensures that such items are properly stored, transported, inventoried and protected during display. Determines items needed to fabricate exhibits; researches vendors and other methods of material acquisition; prepares purchase requisitions and follows-up to ensure the proper delivery of required materials. Prepares or obtains artwork, graphics, informational text and other materials required to complete specific exhibits; fabricates special design elements, determines lighting elements and ensures that all exhibit elements are available for the creation of educational and atheistically pleasing displays. Assists in the development of the annual exhibits budget. Assembles exhibits, using hand and power tools as required; utilizes the assistance of part-time and volunteer staff to move and arrange objects; ensures that exhibits are properly lighted and protected. Observes public reaction to exhibits and makes changes to enhance educational value or visual appeal as required; interacts with, explains museum exhibits, and may conduct tours as required. Arranges traveling exhibits; inspects incoming crates and objects for damage and condition; arranges displays; repacks, secures and ships materials after closure of the exhibit. Instructs volunteers and staff on the proper techniques for preserving, restoring and exhibiting various artifacts. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the museum's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Maintains accurate records, files and inventories of items received, displayed and shipped. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, hand and power tools and appropriate safety equipment, and technical, scientific and artistic tools and supplies in the course of the work. Drives a County or personal motor vehicle in the course of the work.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites and obtain artifacts; strength and stamina to build various exhibits and place artifacts weighing up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd Floor
PO Box 551791
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155-1791