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Curator I

CE15 - Curator I

Band 4  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Assists in the preparation, planning, construction and maintenance of museum exhibits; coordinates educational programs for a museum in a state agency or institution; manages the registration of museum collections and maintenance of collection records.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Performs research for exhibits and the documentation of collections.
Assists in planning exhibits and educational programs; participates in strategic planning sessions and may assist in the budget process for a particular area.
Collects objects for various areas in the museum.
Prepares exhibit catalogues, brochures and other descriptive materials; provides information necessary to prepare media releases; writes articles for scholarly publications.
Designs displays and installs exhibits.
Conditions articles for preservation.
Conducts tours and assists the public with inquiries.
Supervises museum support personnel; plans and directs work of docents and volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of museum procedures, techniques and required tools and materials.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of restoring and preserving museum objects, specimens and artifacts.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing collections.
Knowledge of environmental storage requirements.
Ability to plan, organize and construct effective exhibits.
Ability to oversee the work of volunteers or support personnel.
Ability to communicate effectively.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree in history, museology or a related field.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in history, museology or a related field.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Frequent)
Ability to climb ladders with loads. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Infrequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Frequent)
Ability to hear and recognize other ambient sounds. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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