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"Curator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Administer affairs of museum and conduct research programs. Direct instructional, research, and public service activities of institution.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Curator"

1) Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs.

2) Develop and maintain an institution's registration, cataloging, and basic recordkeeping systems, using computer databases.

 

3) Provide information from the institution's holdings to other curators and to the public.

4) Inspect premises to assess the need for repairs and to ensure that climate and pest-control issues are addressed.

5) Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns.

 

6) Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.

7) Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.

8) Conduct or organize tours, workshops, and instructional sessions to acquaint individuals with an institution's facilities and materials.

9) Confer with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.

10) Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution's services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances.

11) Schedule events, and organize details including refreshment, entertainment, decorations, and the collection of any fees.

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12) Write and review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.

13) Study, examine, and test acquisitions to authenticate their origin, composition, history, and to assess their current value.

14) Arrange insurance coverage for objects on loan or for special exhibits, and recommend changes in coverage for the entire collection.

 

15) Establish specifications for reproductions and oversee their manufacture, or select items from commercially available replica sources.

Job Description for "Curator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Curator"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  A-I-E        SOC:  25-4012.00


 

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