History Colorado is seeking a dynamic museum professional with significant experience in curation and community centered projects. The Associate Curator of Business and Industry primary responsibilities are to (1) to manage the Business and Industry collection as part of the History Colorado Collection by: defining an optimum collection, assessing the needs of the collection, assess incoming donations, making the final determination regarding additions to the collection and deaccessions, and processing and providing care of the collection and associated documentation; (2) to interpret and make the collection and its intellectual content available to patrons (both internally and externally); (3) to inform or guide other staff regarding the interpretation and use of artifacts in the collection; (4) to assume responsibility for departmental affairs including the supervision of contact staff, volunteers and interns, project management, reports, budgets and budget expenditures, and reviews and participates in division and organizational strategic planning; (5) serve as a primary curatorial contact for History Colorado’s community museums (Fort Garland, Fort Vasquez, Georgetown and Pike’s Stockade); and (6) promote the goals and mission of History Colorado through cultivating and sustaining relationships with community groups interested in specific collection holdings, exhibits and/or activities.
About History Colorado
History Colorado's artifacts and original documentary materials are central to our educational
and interpretive mission. The collection spans curatorial disciplines and typologies and, while
recognizing there are issues and collecting goals unique to each curatorial area, staff works
collaboratively to research, document, and preserve the people, places, and stories of Colorado
History Colorado collects in three main areas: artifacts, archives, and photography. The artifact
collection is further divided into four curatorial areas: business and industry, art and design,
clothing and textiles and anthropology and ethnography. The collection currently comprises
approximately 250,000 artifacts, over 1 million photographs, and 8,000 linear feet of textual and
archival materials. The business and industry collection includes artifacts related to: agriculture,
leisure activities, the military, mining, technology, and transportation including railroads and
related tools and equipment.