Museum Curator – Exhibitions

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Job ID: 27138

Location: Regional History Center

Overview

The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Museum Curator of Exhibitions. The History Center is a national multi-award-winning, AAM accredited, and Smithsonian affiliated institution centered around its mission: to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.

This position is responsible for assisting with the concept development, writing, design, and install/de-install of all exhibitions at the History Center. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of the Chief Curator.

Representative Duties

  • Assists in the creation of all exhibitions – from initial design concept, research and text writing, to layout, production, installation, and de-installation.
  • Assists in the creation of traveling and satellite exhibitions.
  • Manages and participates in daily exhibitions activities. Oversees the museum’s custodial responsibilities in caring for permanent, temporary, and loaned exhibitions.
  • Plans and facilitates exhibit related programs, classes and publications.
  • Assists in the supervision of exhibitions staff, volunteers, and interns.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university in Museum Studies or a closely related field and three years of exhibition development, design, and care experience.
  • Must be creative, have good dexterity, and be able to complete intricate design and production work.
  • Personnel management experience.
  • Effective and exceptional written and verbal communication with both internal teams and external stakeholders; comfortable with public speaking; possesses a strong working knowledge of museum best practices.

Complete work history, including internships and volunteer positions must be included in application. Applications without work history will not be considered and will be deemed incomplete. Please include a cover letter with your resume during submission. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

Preferences

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Museum Studies or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Working knowledge with Adobe Creative Cloud Software, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Historical anthropological knowledge of Florida and American material culture.

The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represents a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or as designated by executive staff. Work environment is a combination of office setting and exhibition installation/deinstallation/maintenance, with some walking and driving between the office to the Museum and local businesses; must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

*Final Candidates must successfully pass a background screening and fingerprinting, must be able to live and work in the United States and may be required to pass a drug test. Interview and relocation expenses are not offered.

Notes
Hours Per Week: 40 Hours

Schedule: Generally, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends may be required.

Primary Work Location:  Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

Application Deadline
Open: 7/7/2021
Close: 8/05/2021

Salary

$24.03 (based on qualifications)*

*Potential salary exceeding the minimum is evaluated by Human Resources and the Department Director

Veterans Preference
If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans’ Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements
If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

Apply at the Orange County Careers website.