11 Sep 2021

Full-Time Full-Time Assistant needed at Park City Museum

Park City Museum – Posted by ParkCityJobs.com Park City, UT

Job Description

Park City Museum

The Park City Museum in Park City, Utah has an immediate opening for a full-time Museum Assistant. The successful candidate will work with the Curatorial and Education departments to assist staff with a wide range of education and collections initiatives to help advance the Museum’s mission. The Assistant will work under the supervision of the Curator of Collections & Exhibits and the Director of Education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Curatorial Department (3 days a week and/or as needed)

  • Assist Curator with cataloging a significant backlog of donations and unprocessed material, including a wide variety of objects, photos and archives.
  • Assist Curator with full-scale collections inventory and associated database clean-up and problem-solving.
  • Assist with digitization and preservation of a large collection of acetate and nitrate negatives.
  • Assist with other collections management projects, such as rehousing objects, creating object mounts and boxes, collections moves, storage reorganization, database management, etc.
  • Help with traveling exhibit installations/de-installations and other exhibit tasks as needed.

Education Department (2 days a week and/or as needed)

  • Assist Director of Education with adult tours of Museum, school tours, and Main Street walking tours.
  • Support existing Museum programming and develop at least one program for each traveling exhibit (~4 per year).
  • Manage and maintain the Education Collection of hands-on learning resources.
  • Assist Director of Education with Glenwood Cemetery tours and programming.

Desired qualifications:

  • Degree in Museum Studies, Public History or a related field.
  • Experience with cataloguing and collections work in a museum setting.
  • Excellent object-handling skills and proficiency with museum databases.
  • Experience with museum education/interpretive programming.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Must be extremely well-organized and detail-oriented with expert time-management skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, problem-solve and take initiative.
  • Must possess excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. Must work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing and speaking.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments while staying focused and cognizant of deadlines.
  • A high level of professionalism and excellent customer service.
  • Solid understanding of professional museum practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Past Perfect a plus.

This is a full-time position, typically Monday through Friday with occasional Saturdays and/or Sundays. Benefits include paid vacation days, personal and sick leave and holidays, as well as health insurance.

Salary: $42,000 – 45,000 per year.

Application deadline:

Deadline is October 3, 2021. Applications must be received by Sunday, October 3 to be considered for the position.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to:

Diane Knispel, Director of Education at [email protected] with “Museum Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Job Categories: Administrative, Computer / IT, Customer Service, and Entry Level. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: $40,000 - $60,000.

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