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Museum Curator

City of Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Position Summary

To supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for planning, developing and implementing an assigned program within the City museum including either the creation and installation of various museum exhibits, development of various educational museum programs or research and documentation of objects for inclusion in the museum collection and to handle, process, maintain, preserve and manage the physical artifact collection of the museum.

s are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in art, art history, history, museum studies, cultural or ethnic studies, anthropology, communications or humanities; and

Four (4) years of curatorial experience in the fields of art, history or museum collections; and

To include two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge
  • Operations, services and activities of a museum collection program
  • Art, southwestern, social, or cultural history
  • Principles of museum exhibit planning, interpretation, and public dispersal of art or historic concepts and research
  • Principles and procedures of programming, interpretation, and preservation of art or historic structures
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Methods and techniques of art and historical research
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment includinga computer and applicable software programs
  • Operations, services, and activities of a museum collection program
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Supervise, organize and review the work of lower level staff
  • Propose, develop and implement innovative and dynamic exhibitions, publications, and associated educational programs related to art, local histories, cultural traditions and current events
  • Manage and develop a regional art or history collection
  • Propose and develop exhibition and catalogues and other printed materials
  • Work effectively with staff, community organizations, educational groups and the public
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Coordinate the planning, construction and installation of new museum exhibits
  • Develop a wide variety of educational museum programs
  • Conduct extensive art or historical research of City and State events for inclusion in the museum's collection
  • Ensure proper maintenance and preservation of museum collection
  • Administer an automated collections management system
  • Elicit community and organizational support for various museum programs
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Evaluate collection management needs
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

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