Do you like a variety of duties in your job?

You might be performing research one day, cataloging and processing a photograph collection the next, and accessioning artifacts and working with educators the next. If this sounds like a job you would love and you have the right background, then this might be the job for you!

Job Description
The Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of State History is seeking a Museum/Historical Collections Curator. The successful hire will be responsible for the operational management of specialized historical manuscript and photograph collections.

Principle Duties
As the Museum/Historical Collections Curator you will:

  • Arrange, stablize and describe materials accourding to archival best practices
  • Conduct research about the historic context of a collection(s) and it’s creator(s)
  • Describe collections through finding aids and ecode them for online access
  • Write or draft correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials
  • Accessions historical collections into collection management system.
  • Inventory collections

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will:

  • have a Bachelor’s Degree in history, anthropology, library or museum studies, or related field
  • be energetic, adaptable, willing, and able to get up to speed quickly and adeptly move from one task to another.

Starting salary for this position will be $17.00 hour

Why You Should Join Our Team
We offer a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave starting at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time. In addition, 4 hours of sick leave per pay period as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance Eco-pass for UTA allowing free travel on Bus, Trax, and FrontRunner along with many other employee incentives and bonuses. Please click HERE to be taken to a page where you may explore all of those possibilities, including a benefits calculator where you can see an actual dollar comparison.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Division of State History please click here.

Supplemental Information: Working Conditions

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.

Physical Requirements

  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • Some heavy lifting is required, boxes or items up to 25lbs