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Classified Staff Job Description

Job Code: 030410
Title: Curatorial / Museum Assistant
Pay Grade: 22
Pay Range

Purpose of Classification:
Assists in any aspect of museum operations as required such as preparation of exhibits, collections processing, performance of security surveillance, preparation of objects for storage and conducting research.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Curatorial/Museum Specialist in that Curatorial/Museum Specialists assist in the planning and management for public programs, collections preservation and/or storage. Incumbents in this classification will be required to perform unique duties coinciding with their area of assignment.

Example of Duties:
  • Assists with processing collections including registering, accessioning, cataloguing, packing, unpacking, maintaining inventory and documentation.
  • Assists in setup and assembly of storage areas for collection according to curatorial standards; cleans collection and storage area as needed.
  • Prepares various reports regarding collection activities and condition of objects as requested.
  • Conducts research in identification and interpretation of museum collections.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding collection from museum visitors; acts as museum receptionist.
  • Performs specific tasks that are components of exhibit planning, installation, and maintenance; prepares graphics, illustrations, labels and artifact mounts; constructs exhibit cases.
  • Monitors security by surveying museum patrons and activation of alarm systems.
  • Assists in maintaining museum collections database through data entry and editing.
  • Assists in organization and implementation of public programs such as workshops, educational programs and special events; may assist in preparation of educational materials, promotional materials and mailing lists.
  • Organizes special viewing of collection; arranges showings and selects exhibits based on audience; prepares displays.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and skill in documentation of museum objects, storage and preparation of exhibits.
  • Knowledge of security procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Two years of general museum activities experience; OR,
    • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


    Revised: 07/01/2007

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