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Artifacts and Exhibit Manager

Company: The Vacaville Museum
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Summary of Position: *The Vacaville Museum's Artifacts and Exhibits manager is tasked with the curation and registrar of the museum. This includes organizing and leasing exhibits, collecting, protecting, and interpreting artifacts, identifying and recording new items into the collection, organizing artifact loans, and managing community inquiries about the collection.

*Reporting Relationship: * Executive Director *Position Hours: * Full Time

*Position Classification: * Non-exempt *Rate of Pay: $*24-$28 per hr, commensurate with experience

*SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: *

* Acquire and organize collections related to Solano County history and culture.
* Follow the accepted standard for Museum collection care procedures, and develop and implement new as necessary.
* Maintain records, and utilize the computer program to catalogue collections.
* Research, compile, and prepare written information for and about exhibits.
* Train gallery docents prior to each exhibit
* Work closely with volunteers, consultants, and others on exhibit creation.
* Respond to inquiries from public and other institutions including use of images and objects.
* Research Solano County history.
* Collaborate with other institutions.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: *

* A minimum of two years of experience working in a museum or similar organization.
* Undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines is preferred: History, Event/Exhibition Management, Arts Administration, Art, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to organize, present, and communicate messages effectively through design.
* Excellent project management and organizational skills.
* Knowledge of fundraising for cultural projects.
* Knowledge of museum databases, PastPerfect experience preferred.
* Good team working skills.
* Excellent research skills.
* Basic IT skills.
* Knowledge of basic artifact handling and care.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: *

* Able to safely lift 25 lbs.

_*ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE LANGUAGE*_

To be determined.

_(The Vacaville Museum reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job accountabilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job accountabilities.)_

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $28.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Paid time off
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Vacaville, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* Exhibit curation: 1 year (Required)
* Museum work: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The Vacaville Museum, Vacaville , Artifacts and Exhibit Manager, Executive , Vacaville, California

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