Payroll Title: UCP 9
Class Code: 0903-9089
Job Family: CUR
FLSA Code: E
Under the general direction of the Director, is responsible for the preservation, development and presentation of the University Museum’s art collection.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervises the care and preservation of the permanent collection, particularly in the determination of conservation needs, and is fully responsible for the Museum’s print room and access to it.
- Conducts ongoing research on objects in the collection; serves as the Museum’s general source of scholarship in a variety of fields relating to the collection.
- Researches and presents exhibitions from the Museum’s collection and from other institutions and private parties; participates in the research writing and production of the catalog for exhibitions, when required.
- Serves as a member of the Museum Philosophy and Policy Panel.
- Recommends an annual conservation priority list and the necessary purchases for the maintenance and preservation of the collections.
- Serves as key person for the purchase of works of art for the permanent collection, in concert with Museum administrators and advisory committee.
- Participates in developing the schedule of exhibitions and programs to be presented by the Museum.
- Serves as point of decision regarding requests for loans from the permanent collection.
- Participates in the final determination of design and layout of exhibitions, as personally designed or as assigned.
- Solicits gifts from donors and serves as a member of the Gift Acceptance Committee.
- May, on occasion, advise faculty in the formation of exhibitions for their classes; coordinates the use of the Museum’s collection by faculty members and from persons outside the University.
- Provides public service information through lectures and expert advice and consulting about the care of works of art.
- Trains and supervises student workers.
- Secures, on an ongoing basis, Library of Congress numbers and copyrights for all museum publications.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Ph.D. in Art, Art History or related field
- Two to five years experience as Curator or Curator/Art Historian combination in a museum context
- Thorough knowledge of Art History
Date Created: 6/28/85