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Posting Number: 2018-02
Job Title: Museum Curator
Closing date: 02/05/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. Benefits include access to a free health clinic, in addition to health and dental benefits. 
Job Class: Management Analyst
Job Hours: 40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required
Salary: $47,236- $53,976, steps 1- 4 of a 9 step scale, depending on qualifications.
 Contributing Level, Grade C41, Exempt, SEIU Represented
       Do you have a passion for history and the collection and preservation of artifacts?  Do you enjoy coordinating educational and public outreach programs to enrich the community?  If so, you may consider applying for the Museum Curator position.

Position Overview:
In June 2017, the City of Springfield Councilors approved resuming management of the Springfield Museum as proposed by the Springfield Museum Board.  With this agreement, the Museum will be under the direction of the Springfield Public Library.  This transition will provide integration of activities and programs that will serve the community.  Under the direction of the Library Manager, the Museum Curator performs professional museum services for the Springfield Museum.
To learn more about the Springfield Museum, click here:

Tentatively, interviews for this position will be held during the week of February 26, 2018

Summary of Essential Duties:
•  Oversees day-to-day operations of the Museum to include monitoring facility for cleanliness and safety
•  Collection management and curation of exhibits
•  Schedules and leads volunteers
•  Cleans displays, labels objects, photographs and documents items
•  Researches, develops, builds and installs exhibits
•  Identifies and designates donated items
•  Works closely with staff, advisory boards, and external contacts to coordinate exhibits, fundraising events, and content for marketing
•  Provides metrics and performance measures to ensure oversight and consideration of all initiatives and directives
•  Works beyond normal business hours, including evenings and weekends, for special events
•  Responds to customer issues

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, art, history, anthropology or a related field; and,
•  1-2 years of professional level museum experience in collection management and curation of exhibits (Contributing level: Grade C41)
•  Preference may be given to those who have: Spanish language skills or a Master’s level Degree.

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•  Principles and practices of professional museum work
•  Proficiency with PastPerfect software
•  Basic conservation and storage techniques
•  Public relations principles
•  Facility maintenance principles and practices
•  Cataloguing, classifying and processing museum materials including donated items
•  Ethical codes and accountability standards to ensure good stewardship of assets held in the public trust and to maintain public confidence
•  Developing promotional materials
•  Coordinating and scheduling special events
•  Writing and administration of grants
•  Curating rotating exhibits

Licenses & Certifications:
•  Valid Oregon Driver’s License by time of hire

Selection Process:
As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance.  To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together).  Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.

Top candidates will be invited to interview.  All selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.

Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or hr@springfield-or.gov.

Additional Information and Forms:
• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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