Curator of Exhibits and Collections | Bryan, TX

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Curator of Exhibits and Collections
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Bryan seeks a full-time Curator of Exhibits and Collections. As a key team member, the Curator is responsible for the research, writing, design, and installation of temporary and long-term exhibits on a wide range of topics in the natural sciences or humanities. As such, candidates should possess experience in research and writing for a diverse audience, as well as proven organizational abilities and a strong creative streak. 
Working with the part-time Collections Assistant, the Curator is also responsible for managing the museum’s diverse collections, from fossils and natural history specimens to historical items representing the Brazos Valley. 
Problem-solving skills, knowledge of collections-management principles, and experience with databases (especially Microsoft Access and Proficio Elements) are essential. 
The Curator also facilitates scholarly research on the museum’s collections, assists with museum events and fundraisers, and responds to queries from the public. 

Required qualifications
Masters or PhD degree in any branch of the natural sciences or humanities
Excellent written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Proven track record of independent project management 
Knowledge and understanding of curatorial principles, methods, procedures, and techniques
Able to work independently or as part of a team 
Able to lift 40 pounds and climb ladders

Preferred qualifications
PhD in the natural sciences or humanities, especially archeology 
2+ years’ experience in a museum setting
Experience in planning and installing museum exhibits
Supervisory experience
Experience with managing and using collections databases

Compensation:  position is $45k plus medical and dental.