$51,615.00 – $59,168.00 Annually
Merit Full Time
3/23/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Merit full time position, Grade 21, 35 hours per week.
Performs museum technician work in maintaining official records of museum collections. Work involves preparing, cataloging and maintaining records of the accession, condition evaluation, location, photographic documentation, and related data regarding artifacts and archival collections while ensuring the proper storage, preservation, and exhibition of collection objects according to professional museum standards.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA
Maintains acquisition records of all loans and donations of items.
Manages accessioning, cataloging, inventorying, storing, monitoring, and physical labeling of collection items.
Drafts collection conservation recommendations and performs preventive conservation procedures on collection items.
Manages a comprehensive computer systems program of museum’s collections: develops and implements databases for maintaining information and data regarding the museum cultural history collections; writes programs to print selected fields to produce customized forms, reports, and card files.
Answers inquiries and provides research assistance to staff and general public involving use of museum’s archival collections, library resources, or collections documentation.
Prepares itemized budgets and procures supplies needed for conservation and storage.
Arranges insurance coverage for items loaned to museum, via County risk manager.
Assists curator in reviewing and revising collections related policies and procedures.
Assists immediate supervisor with day-to-day operations and research projects.
Assists other museum departments in the installation, dismantling, and maintenance of exhibits, artifacts, and specimens.
Photographs, digitally and conventionally, museum collection items.
Maintains acquisition records of all loans and donation items and manages various data based.
Operates and maintains environmental equipment used in monitoring artifacts in storage and on exhibit.
Reviews incoming loan contracts for sufficiency and prepares facility reports and other documentation to satisfy loan requirements. Prepares outgoing loan agreements, permission use forms, etc.
Develops and revises Museum Hurricane and Disaster Recovery Plan and assists in the revision of Hurricane Preparedness Plan and Emergency Preparedness plan.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
- Methods and techniques of recording and storing museum artifacts and collections.
- Principles of PC operation, including word processing and database management programs such as Past Perfect.
- Maintain records of museum collections and ensures their proper storage and preservation.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Operate PC and word processing/database management programs.
- Deal effectively with the public.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor’s degree in library science, history, or museum studies.
Two years of experience in museum collections management practices.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver’s license.
Operation of a County owned vehicle.
Requires long periods of standing, frequent walking indoors, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; recurring lifting of objects up to 49 pounds; operation of keyboard devices.
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.
Calvert County Government
184 A Main Street
Mailing Address: 175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, Maryland, 20678
410-535-1600 ext. 2401 or 2359