Overview

SUMMARY

This position will report to the National Museum of Health and Medicine located in Silver Spring, MD. The Museum Technician, General will provide general collections management support across all collecting divisions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists collections specialist and registrarial staff in day-to-day collections management projects and special projects
Capable of carrying out inventory, cataloging, and organization of museum objects, specimens, and archives in accordance with best-practice museum standards of care
Assists in preservation and maintenance activities of a range of archival and object types such as glass, paper, artifacts, skeletal, and wet tissue collections
Assist collections specialists, in fulfilling research requests for inventories, data, and images
Assists researchers in accessing materials, setting up equipment, and facilitates use of collections materials
Supports other NMHM elements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Museum studies, Library Science, Biology, Physical Anthropology or History
Two (2) years relevant collections management experience
Expert oral and written communications skills required
Demonstrated responsibility for handling historically, scientifically, and monetarily valuable collections is required
Skill with collections management databases
Electronic publication and other software experience
Ability to generate creditable finding aids and work in support of registrarial and general collections management
Occupational health clearance for use of respirator and work within a BSL-2 environment
Requires ability to work in confined collections storage areas, ability to climb ladders and use basic materials handling equipment such as dollies, pallet jacks, flatbed carts, hand drills, etc
Skill with collections management databases; Ke EMu preferred
Position requires a NACI (CAC only)