Overview

Job Summary

The Greeley Museum Division employs Curators in various specialty areas including exhibits, collections, living history, and research/outreach.The Museum Curator of Exhibits is a full-time benefited position responsible for managing the research, design, construction, installation and de-installation of all temporary and semi-permanent exhibits for the Greeley History Museum, Centennial Village, the historic Meeker House, and at the White-Plumb Farm Learning Center. Periodically, the Curator of Exhibits will identify and arrange loan or rental of traveling exhibits from other museums, and develop traveling exhibits for Greeley to loan out in exchange. This is a senior staff position that reports directly to the Museums Manager, interfaces directly with the public, and manages a staff of benefited and seasonal staff, work studies, interns and volunteers. The curator may be required to work weekends and/ or an irregular schedule.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor Degree in Art, specializing in design and visual arts or related degree;
  • 3-5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and exhibition/set design experience;
  • Strong museum, theater, graphic art and/or art handling experience;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of exhibition/set design;
  • Experience working with and coordinating volunteers and/or temporary employees;
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record;
  • Knowledge of constructing crates, pedestals, and use of power and hand tools.
Essential Functions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate creative concepts and interact with all levels of personnel within the City and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner;
  • Demonstrated ability in the safe use of hand and power tools;
  • Design and build exhibits of all kinds appropriate to the needs of the artifacts being displayed;
  • Must be able to organize major projects effectively and efficiently and to coordinate with colleagues in the successful completion of projects;
  • Consult with other staff in the research and preparation of exhibits and be able to present information to the public via lectures and panel discussions;
  • Assist other Museum staff, city departments, and/or other organizations, as directed, with display and exhibit components;
  • Provide training and support to tour guides as needed;
  • Purchase supplies and equipment as needed and manage an annual budget.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • Verbal and written communication skills enough to convey information to supervisor, other employees, and public;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear;
  • Manual dexterity and physical ability to operate and properly use hand and power tools;
  • Ability to specify & judge grades of quality for materials needed;
  • Understand & practice safe work methods;
  • The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but occasionally loud enough to require ear protection. The employee may be required to work weekends and an irregular schedule.