Topic ID #37320 - posted 8/22/2016 12:10 PM

Curator of Collections - Elkhart County Historical Museum. Bristol, IN.


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Job Summary: This position is responsible for the intellectual and physical preservation and accessibility of the museum’s 30,000 objects and 125,000 documents. The Curator of Collections is responsible for the management, care, and oversight of all activities related to the museum’s two- and three-dimensional collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform and identify strategic directions and goals for the museum’s two- and three-dimensional collections, which include a manuscript repository, research library, and historic objects.
  • Apply best practices, concepts, and methodology related to collection registration and management.
  • Manage and oversee local history library and reference services.
  • Deliver workshops and educational programs to the Elkhart County community.
  • Collaborate with staff on exhibition development, collection preparation, object selection, and mount making.
  • Work with museum staff and the Elkhart County Historical Society board on policy and procedure writing and compliance.
  • Maintain museum databases, including PastPerfect Museum Software.
  • Responsible for acquisitions, loans, processing, cataloging, storage, and inventory of collections.
  • Supervise and maintain an active collection volunteer program.
  • Provide visitor services at the museum, including weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge / education

Bachelors degree in museum studies, history, library and information science, anthropology, or related field.  Graduate degree in museum studies, MLS, or MLIS strongly preferred.





Previous job related experience

Five years of progressive experience in a museum or archives setting.


Physical working conditions

Required to lift 40 lbs. and climb ladders.

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