Topic ID #36459 - posted 12/2/2015 7:12 AM

Exhibits and Artifacts Curator, Salisbury University (Maryland)


Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Exhibits and Artifacts Curator. This position will play a key role in organizing and managing the artifact collections of the SU Libraries, including the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and Perdue Museum, and in creating SU Libraries exhibits and managing day-to-day operations of exhibit areas. This position reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Collection Management but when the Guerrieri Academic Commons opens in August 2016, the position will begin reporting to the Director of the Nabb Center.

Salisbury University (SU), a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Primary Job Duties: Creates exhibits and manages day-to-day operations of exhibit areas in the Academic Commons and Perdue Museum. Works with students and faculty to turn some of the exhibit areas into “exhibit labs” where students can create exhibits under the position’s guidance. In addition, the position will be responsible for the care, cataloging, and preservation of the substantial artifact collections of the Nabb Center, University Archives, and Perdue Archives. As a member of the Nabb Center/Special Collections staff, the position will participate in regular duties such as working with classes and users in the reading room, helping staff events, supervising interns and volunteers, and similar activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in museum studies or public history or related field and three to five years of experience in curatorial and/or collection management in a history-related setting as well as knowledge of professional museum standards and practices; knowledge of American history and material culture. Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required. Lastly, must be able to lift up to forty (40) pounds, bend to handle materials on lower shelves and climb a ladder to handle materials on high shelves.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience and experience supervising students and volunteers is preferred.

This is a full-time exempt State position with a full benefits package. Starting salary range is $50,000 to $53,000.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please see the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  To be considered an applicant, you must apply online—see —and submit all of the following: a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Applications received by January 3, 2016 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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