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Museum Curator

City of Mesa
Higley, Arizona
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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

The current vacancy is for the Paleontology Assignment; however, this recruitment will also be used to establish an eligible list for possible future vacancies in other assignment areas.

First review of applications will be Tuesday,February20, 2024.

The Museum Curator develops, interprets, evaluates, communicates, and curates the collections of the Arizona Museum for Natural History for the fields of natural and social sciences. Responsibilities include: developing and implementing procedures of a general curatorial nature relating to the fields of Social Sciences (history, ethnology, archaeology, anthropology) or Natural Sciences (paleontology, geology, biology); conducting original and secondary research; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws in the acquisition and collection of objects; writing policies, plans, grant proposals, reports, etc., regarding museum collections, general curatorial information, or a designated subject area; and providing curatorial expertise on certain changing and permanent exhibits. The Museum Curator also supervises full-time, part-time, contractual, and volunteer personnel. This class is also responsible for performing related duties as required.

Anthropology Assignment:Conducts primary and/or secondary research in anthropology or related disciplines; oversees the disciplines of ethnology and archaeology; and coordinates the permanent gallery rotations, changes and updates exhibits, public engagement, and educational programming.

General supervision is received from the Chief Curator who reviews work through conferences, meetings, reports, and overall results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

Please refer to the link below for the full and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a Social Science, Natural Science, or related field such as Museum Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or a closely related area. Considerable (3 - 5 years) collections experience in museums, cultural centers, institutes, academics, or equivalent.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. A Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Social Science, Natural Science, or related field such as Museum Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or a closely related area; and experience in responsible positions in a museum. Experience in Triassic paleobiology field collection and publication. Experience in application and administration of grants, permits, and federal and state repositories. Experience in large museum projects.

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