Curator II (Department Head of Collections & Operations) | Austin, TX
TMD - Curator II (Department Head of Collections & Operations) (00029478)
Organization: TEXAS MILITARY DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
Work Locations: Camp Mabry Training Site 2200 W 35th STREET Austin 78703
Job: Education, Training, and Library
Employee Status: Regular
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
State Job Code: 7468
Salary Admin Plan: B
Salary (Pay Basis): 4,200.00 - 4,500.00 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Jan 17, 2023, 5:29:30 PM
Closing Date: Apr 1, 2023, 11:59:00 PM
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE FILED ONLINE THROUGH CAPPS RECRUIT AT:
BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY
Performs moderately complex (journey-level) curatorial work as the Department Head of Collections and Operations at the Texas Military Forces Museum. Work involves overseeing the preservation, cataloging, and exhibition of collections and related materials; performing research work; assisting researchers, authors, other museums, and the general public with research questions; and conducting programs for outside organizations regarding the museum, its programs, and collections. Responsible for conducting educational tours and programs, assisting with special events, and maintaining the museum calendar. Acts in lieu of museum director when necessary. Reports to the Museum Director and works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
WORK HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week with some weekends and holidays required
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Processes and catalogs incoming artifacts
Manages incoming and outgoing artifact loans
Trains and supervises curatorial staff, interns and volunteers
Meets with artifact donors and potential donors
Provides first echelon preservation and treatment of artifacts
Maintains all artifact records and past perfect artifact database
Conducts required inventories and audits of museum collection and manages museum library and archives
Selects artifacts for and assists with planning exhibits
Responsible for the care of artifacts on exhibit
Assists researchers and authors
Assists with management of museum's social media
Researches and writes artifact label text
Schedules museum docents
Conducts tours for a variety of age groups
Conducts community outreach via programs, talks, presentations, and interviews
Assists with museum programs and events, to include on some weekends and holidays
Assists in exhibit planning and maintenance
Recommends curatorial budget
Serves as a member of the Museum Master Planning and Accession committees
Responsible for museum operations when Museum Director is not present
Performs other duties as assigned
Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency state employee policies & procedures handbook
May be required to perform duty in support of national emergencies, disasters, and other missions, to include on holidays and weekends
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required. (Substitution allowed)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major course work in history, government, or a related field is preferred.
Additional years of experience in museum curatorial work or managing office program functions or processes may be substituted for required education on a year-per-year basis.
Two years of experience in museum curatorial work is required.
Experience using Microsoft applications to include Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel is required.
Experience working in a military environment is preferred.
REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE:
Valid driver’s license is required. *The ability to obtain a Texas Driver’s License will be required within first 30 days of employment. A satisfactory driving record is required for driving state or federal vehicles to conduct agency business.
Selected candidate must pass a federal security background investigation. The process includes a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and fingerprinting. New employees must complete and sign the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form SF85. Completed forms are submitted to the OPM for the background investigations.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Texas Military Department participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Upon hire with the State of Texas, males between the ages of 18 through 25 must provide proof of registration or exemption with the Selective Service. For further information, visit the Selective Service website at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfVerification.aspx.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- the principles and practices of museum administration
- US, Texas, world, and military history
- US Military material culture from various time periods
the use of a computer and applicable software
- perform research
- plan and organize projects
- conduct museum tours for a variety of age groups
- communicate effectively in writing and when speaking in front of an audience
- train volunteers/interns and supervise the work of others
Work is generally performed inside a climate-controlled space, and incumbent is exposed to normal office temperatures and noise. Some work is performed in environments that are not climate-controlled environments and in outside conditions, which may include working in the heat, rain, wind, and cold during events. Work involves standing, walking, cleaning, painting, and working with computers and related equipment. May lift, carry, move, and/or set up equipment and heavy objects.