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Posted: 06/30/2009

Employer
State of Louisiana


Position
Curator 1
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
New Orleans, LA
Details
 

Function of Work:

To perform and supervise the curatorial activities for a museum or historic sites program.

Level of Work:

Entry.

Supervision Received:

General from a Curator 2 or 3, Historic Site or Recreation Area Manager, Parks District Manager, Museum Division Director, Historic Preservation Director, Archives Assistant Administrator, Architectural Historian Manager, or other higher ranking agency administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional over lower ranking museum or historic area personnel.

Location of Work:

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; Office of State Parks, Office of State Museum, Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation; or Department of State or other agency responsible for operating a small museum (visitation of less than 50,000; less than 5 permanent employees).

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Curator 2 by the absence of responsibility for a larger museum/program.

DUTIES:

Performs curatorial activities for a museum program at a state park Level I commemorative, preservation, or recreation area.

Plans, constructs, and displays exhibits both in the museum and on site.

Schedules and conducts tours; develops oral presentations for such tours.

Selects and assigns tour guides and maintenance staff.

Develops and implements conservation and preservation plans of historical artifacts and buildings.

Maintains records, prepares reports, and conducts correspondence regarding the museum or historic preservation program.

Performs research to develop interpretative items.

Performs accessing and cataloging activities of museum materials.

Catalogues site forms on historic buildings and places, checks and continually accessions additional site forms for inventory.

Develops projects to produce measured architectural drawings of landmark buildings, checks for quality and maintains archival collections.

Prepares and presents slide presentations and speeches to interested groups on and off site.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any of the following will qualify (see Note on selective certification):

1. Historic Site Option: A baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, geology, cultural geography, museology, history, or historical geography.

2. Museum Option: A baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, historic preservation, history, historical geography, museum studies, museology, or fine arts.

3. Preservation Area Option: A baccalaureate degree in forestry, wildlife or natural resource management, botany, biology, or ecology.

4. Historic Preservation Option: A baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, geology, cultural geography, museology, history, or historical geography.

NOTE:

All positions are of the Historic Site, Preservation Area, Historic Preservation or Museum type and selective certification for the specific option will automatically be granted upon the agency's request.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

There are four (4) positions located within the Office of State Museum in New Orleans, LA. Also, these positions are in a Career Progression Group and may be filled as a Curator 1, 2 or 3 levels depending on training and experience.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Curator 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Curator 3 is $66,685. Please refer to the Job Specifications tab located at the top of the LA Careers Current Job Opportunities page for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

To apply for this vacancy, visit website.

Resumes and SF-10 applications are no longer accepted. Please use the revised application form that is on the Civil Service Website. Qualifying education and work experience must be included on the application. Applications without the education and work experience completed will be considered incomplete and be disqualified from consideration.

For further information about this vacancy, contact:

Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

Attn: Kelli Boudreaux LeBlanc

Phone # 225/342-0880

Email address: kleblanc@crt.state.la.us

OPen until
none given

How to apply
see job description at: http://governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=172029
Phone: (866) 783-5462

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