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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
MUSEUM CURATOR

Pay Grade: 22                 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Professional (P)            Class Code: M031    
Effective Date: 7/11                

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform a variety of Museum functions including the development, and coordination of both permanent and temporary artifact collections or the development, implementation and coordination of a well-conceived educational program which enhances the learning environment of the museum.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Assists the Museum Administrator with the collections and educational priorities as part of the annual strategic plan;
Assists the Museum Administrator with the development and monitoring of the collections and educational annual budget;
Assists in the planning and implementation of the Museum's non-profit support organization's special events;
Assists in exhibit development and interpretive programs as part of the exhibit team by conducting research focused on the collections and selecting, preparing and installing artifacts for planned exhibits, as well as reversing the process when the exhibit closes or plans learning goals, interactive education components and related programs for permanent and changing exhibits;
Assists in developing and monitoring overall marketing and public relations strategies;

Provides access to the research library by responding to the public and staff requests and inquiries concerning the collections, care of historic objects and object identification;
Works with other area institutions and organizations in developing and coordinating collaborative programs;
Identifies and prepares grants for submission to the Museum Administrator;
Utilizes volunteers by, identification of work tasks, development of volunteer job descriptions, providing instruction, assembling needed materials, as well as training, scheduling and supervision;
Writes a quarterly newsletter article for the museum's newsletter and edits the bi-monthly volunteer newsletter;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.
When Assigned to Collections:
Coordinates and implements the care and use of the collections by ensuring proper professionally accepted standards for storage, handling, conservation, documentation and exhibition techniques;
Coordinates and implements the museum's acquisition and deaccession process by serving as Chair of the Museum's Collection Review Committee;
Maintains the museum's legal collections records and documents relating to the museum's permanent and temporary collections including temporary receipts, deeds of gifts, loan agreements, contracts, donor correspondence, catalog records, photographic reproduction agreements, etc.;
Develops and maintains the museum's internal collection record system (worksheets, conservation records, inventories, and computer data) by ensuring accurate and consistent cataloging and artifact processing procedures;
Receives and processes all photographic requests related to the use of the collections;
Provides access to the collections by responding to requests from the public, staff, and other museums and institutions for information and selecting, preparing and processing artifacts for loan;
Safeguards the collections against agents of deterioration by maintaining environmental monitoring equipment, creating and maintaining proper storage environment, providing proper object handling, and supervising conservation activities both preventative and repair oriented;
Conducts periodic physical inventories of collections to ensure on a regular basis that the inventory is current;
Develops, maintains and revises the Chandler Museum Collections Plan, policies, and procedures manual;
Develops, maintains and revises the Long Range Conservation Plan;

When Assigned to Education:
Develops and implements the educational vision for the museum and its sites, with program planning to fit that vision;
Assists the Museum Administrator and the Museum Design Team in creating educationally effective spaces in the museum construction project;
Serves as the education/interpretation voice in museum construction project;
Develops and prepares both formal and informal education programs for all age levels including adults, families, school groups, and organized after-school groups with a special emphasis on the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibits;
Develops a formal museum educational curriculum and school group programs that meets Arizona State Education Standards and work with Chandler Unified Schools Districts curriculum;
Develops and prepares an outreach educational program for public and private schools, senior living and active adults facilities, and community groups;
Oversees, schedules and presents all of the museum's public programming activities at each of the museum sites;
Develops and implements a group visitation plan with special emphasis on school groups;
Promotes the Museum as a learning resource to the public and the educational community;
Actively seeks, negotiates, and contracts with educators, demonstrators, craft persons, lectures, musicians, performers and others to fill Museum public programming calendar;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Collections management practices;
Theory and practice of museum educational programming;
Good knowledge and appreciation for City history;
Museum practices and methods, including the preparation of exhibits, proper methods of storing, cleaning, and processing a variety of specimens and the general care of properties;
Museum exhibitions methods and practices, including the proper method of developing, planning and implementing museum exhibits.
Fundraising and preparation of grant applications;
Marketing strategies and public relations;
English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
Federal OSHA and State and County regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices.

Ability to:
Develop and implement educational programming for both children and adults;
Perform a variety of museum functions including preparation of museum exhibits;
Work effectively with groups of people including, students, teachers, youth groups, and community groups;
Work effectively with museum support groups, non-profit support organizations, volunteer groups and community organizations in the delivery of services;
Communicate effectively both orally an in writing;
Use logical and creative though processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;
Coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously;
Supervise temporary and volunteer staff;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare work orders, documents, spreadsheets, email and timesheets.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Museum Administrator.

Supervision Exercised:
Supervision may be exercised over clerical employees, volunteers and interns.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Museum Studies, Social Science, Public History or related field; and
Two (2) to three (3) years of collections management experience or education programming experience in a museum setting; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Museum Studies, Social Science, Public History or related field.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of the position are performed in a general office environment.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials;
Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and a personal computer;
Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 20 pounds and to work in an office environment.