The San Bernardino County Museum offers an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Curator of Earth Sciences who will manage all aspects of exhibits, program development, and collections management related to the museum’s paleontology and geology collection primarily from the Mojave Desert and Inland Valleys of Southern California.

The Curator of Earth Sciences will oversee preparation, preservation, and documentation related to minerals and fossils; research and develop exhibit concepts; assist the education department in curriculum and programming; assist with grant proposals; and oversee requests from researchers including literature searches.

  • Official Title: Museum Curator

For more details, refer to the Museum Curator job description.

Excellent Benefits
Background: Incumbent must successfully complete a background check prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required, as incumbents work at various Museum sites throughout the County. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements of the position include the following: frequent sitting, walking, and standing; frequent lifting and carrying of materials up to 50 pounds, and occasional lifting and carrying of materials up to 100 pounds.

Availability: Incumbents will be required to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Paleontology, Mineralogy, Earth and Planetary Science, or closely related field.


EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in earth sciences with primary responsibilities of interpretive programming, public engagement, exhibit planning/development, and managing or overseeing a collection in a museum or other public education institution.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in an Earth Sciences discipline, and will have experience in collections; working with researchers; public speaking; and innovative exhibit and/or program development. Experience reaching new and underserved audiences is a plus. Prior supervisory experience with staff and volunteers, and understanding best practices in the field are desirable.

Selection Process:

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire; do not refer to a resume as it will not be reviewed.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 pm, December 7, 2018. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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