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Posted: 05/07/2014

State of New Jersey
New Jersey State Museum

The New Jersey State Museum is a center of cultural and scientific engagement, inspiring innovation and lifelong learning through its collections, research, exhibitions, and programs in science, history and art. NJSM unites visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in a celebration and exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a national and global context, fosters state pride and serves as a catalyst and cultivator of tomorrow’s scientists, artists and history makers

Museum Registrar, Cultural History
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, NJ
$50,643.69– $71,698.74


Under the general direction of the Curator, Cultural History in the Department of State, State Museum, determines, plans, executes, and makes decisions for the maintenance and preservation of all objects in the Bureau of Cultural History; processes loans, supervises the recording and management of data on collections and materials entering or leaving the museum; oversees the rights and reproductions for use of all Cultural History collections for research and publication; responds to research inquiries; manages care and exhibition of the State House flag collection; participates in the work of the collections committee and other internal collections groups; participates in the planning and evaluation of exhibits and programs; serves as an active participant in the NJSM efforts towards AAM re-accreditation and advancement of the Museum's Strategic Plan.




EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree in American Studies, Art History or Museum Studies.


EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of experience involving the handling of fine and/or decorative arts objects in a museum. 


LICENSE:  Appointees will be required to possess a drivers license valid in NJ only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employees mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.



RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the New Jersey First Act, which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

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How to apply
Interested applicants should email a letter and resume by June 6, 2014 to Nicholas Ciotola, Curator of Cultural History at: Nicholas.Ciotola@sos.state.nj.us
Nicholas Ciotola
New Jersey State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08530

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