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Museum Curator

Employer
City of Mesa, AZ
Location
Arizona City, Arizona
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Government
Salary: $63,357.84 - $88,561.20 Annually

Location : Mesa, AZ

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 14091

Department: (H400)Arts and Culture

Opening Date: 02/09/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Description/Duties

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, February 20, 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 job description 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.

Link to Job Description

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01

Did you graduate 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? Please detail your education on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


02

Do you have a Master's Degree in a field of the Social Science, Natural Science, or related field such as: Museum Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or a closely related area? Please detail your education on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


03

Do you have a Ph.D. in a field of the Social Science, Natural Science, or related field such as Museum Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or a closely related area? Please detail your education on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


04

How many years of collections experience do you have in museums, cultural centers, institutes, academics, or equivalent? Please detail your experience on your application.
  • None
  • Some but less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more but less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more


05

Please describe your collections experience in museums, cultural centers, institutes, academics, or equivalent, including employer(s). Please also detail this experience on your application. If none, type N/A.

06

Do you have experience in Triassic paleobiology field collection and publication? Please detail your experience on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


07

Please describe your experience in Triassic paleobiology field collection and publication, including employer(s). Please detail this experience on your application. If none, type N/A.

08

Do you have experience in the application and administration of grants, permits, and federal and state repositories? Please detail your experience on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


09

Please describe your experience in the application and administration of grants, permits, and federal and state repositories, including employer(s). Please also detail this experience on your application. If none, type N/A.

10

Do you have experience with large museum projects? Please detail your experience on your application.
  • Yes
  • No


11

Please describe your experience with large museum projects, including employer(s). Please also detail this experience on your application. If none, type N/A.

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