Warren Heritage Center seeks a Curator.

Job Overview: Working at The Warren Heritage Center is time spent in local, state, and national history. We have made great advances in promoting our mission in the past 10 years and are looking to hire a museum curator to help us keep growing. 

*This is a 1 year contract position to be evaluated on the hiring anniversary.

The museum Curator develops, interprets, displays, evaluates, and curates the collections of the Warren Heritage Center. This includes developing and implementing procedures of a general curatorial nature relating to the mission and vision of the WHC, conducting original and secondary research; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws in the acquisition and collection of objects and artifacts, writing policies, plans grant proposals, reports, etc., regarding museum collections, general curatorial information and providing curatorial expertise on certain changing and permanent exhibits. The curator will offer information and design displays that benefit visitors and guide them throughout their museum experience. The museum curator will also supervise all volunteer personnel and interns.

Responsibilities for Museum Curator

  • Develop and organize the collection using catologit software to expand and improve educational and research facilities
  • Maintain records and cataloging acquisitions
  • Collaborate with other institutions
  • Research, compile and prepare written information about the collection to document their authentication and identification.
  • Ensure collections are properly preserved and maintained
  • Update websites to explain new attractions
  • Plan installation and presentation of collections and exhibition in the museum and digitally, choosing which objects will be displayed.
  • Raise funds and obtain grants to expand collection, update facilities, or support research efforts

Qualifications for Museum Curator

  • Experience with museum databases and other applications
  • A BS or higher education in museum/history field, experience beneficial.
  • understanding of collection and fundraising
  • Strong eye for detail and strong design instincts
  • Solid negotiation, resource management, and people skills
  • Exceptional research skills a must
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to organize, present and communicate messages effectively through design
  • Superb project management and organizational skills

Hours: 9 hours/week which must include the open house hours necessary to maintain the National Parks requirement

Salary range: $7,000-10,000

Job classification: Grant-funded, part-time, salary

To apply: Please contact Cindee Mines at [email protected] or 330-207-6442. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

Posted: September 20, 2022
Deadline: October 31, 2022

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