CE20 - Curator II
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:
(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: