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Posted: 02/24/2015

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum is operated by Kalamazoo Valley Community College and governed by its Board of Trustees. Its mission statement was adopted in 1995 and revised in 2003: "The Kalamazoo Valley Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of Southwest Michigan and provides life-long learning opportunities to engage children and adults in history, science, and technology." The Museum seeks to develop cultural, historical and scientific literacy through innovative exhibits, special exhibitions, planetarium programs, educational programs and weekend family events

Collections Manager
Professional Opportunity
Kalamazoo, Michigan
$47,970 per year

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Materials Culture. Job duties include hiring, training and evaluating collections department staff; developing, recommending and managing annual objectives, plans and budgets for assigned organization codes; developing the museum collections by planning and implementing collections criteria; and reviewing, recommending and processing objects for donation, purchase and disposal. Additional responsibilities include providing physical and intellectual access to collections through loans, publications, research, collections based programs, outreach and response to public inquiries; providing maintenance, upgrades and knowledge of the database system with the ongoing goal of getting the entire collections on line and other related duties.

Expected qualifications:

Appropriate education, training, experience and talents are required. An example of this would be a bachelors degree in an appropriate field and four years of related experience.

Prior supervisory experience.

Knowledge of acceptable supervisory practices.

Knowledge and familiarity with collections management software, preferably ARGUS.

Knowledge of acceptable museum collections practices.

Knowledge of institutional policies and budgeting principles and practices.

Knowledge of conservation standards.

Knowledge of identifying artifacts and their materials.

Skill in planning and directing the work of subordinates.

Skill in working with the public.

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