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CE20 - Curator II

Band 5
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$31,182$44,438$57,695

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs a museum department or function.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is professional curatorial work in administering a specialized museum department or a major museum function. Positions in this class may serve as assistant museum directors.

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.)

Directs the maintenance of collections, including cataloging, classifying, storing, interpreting and displaying.
Organizes field parties engaged in research; obtains, develops and organizes new collections.
Administers a loan collections program.
Plans and coordinates the accession of new items to be placed in the museum collection.
Supervises the restoration and repair of historic structures and items for exhibitions; designs exhibits and collects exhibit materials.
Establishes contacts with institutions and other organizations to exchange information and data.
Administers museum outreach programs in the community.
Maintains and develops facilities including purchases and expansion programs; prepares the budget request for the assigned area.

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 the principles and techniques required in the collection, preparation and preservation of museum specimens.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing specimen collection.
Knowledge of the principles and objectives of museum programs and exhibits.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct activities in the assigned functional area.
Ability to write materials for exhibits and publish findings in journals.
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 and related experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in history, museology or a related field and one year related experience.

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. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (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)
Possess good grip strength.
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.

 

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