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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Museum Curator & Programs Coordinator Position Opening


This is a full-time position at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History; Pickens, SC

Responsibilities
  • Researches, develops, and implements interdisciplinary public programming and events for the Pickens County Museum of Art & History and Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center.
  • Secure, maintain and prepare collections and exhibits for the Pickens County Museum of Art & History
  • Conduct tours of the Museum and Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, as necessary.
  • Perform related professional and administrative work as required.
  • Catalogs and maintains Museum collections and exhibits, including the old “Gaol” in which the museum is housed and also the historic Hagood Mill site.
  • Designs and installs permanent exhibits; researches, writes and prints text for displays.
  • Assists Director with scheduling, design and installation of changing exhibits.
  • Design, coordination and logistical planning any variety of museum programming.
  • Confirmation and scheduling of instructors and schedules for art and culturally based classes in the museum school and Hagood Mill’s Field School programs.
  • Photographs and documents events and exhibits.
  • Greets visitors and provides information
  • Works with the front desk to coordinate and schedule group tours.
  • Assists in securing and administering grant funds for special programs and projects; assists in securing loans and donations; maintains related records and prepares related reports.
  • Participates in marketing and public relations efforts; makes public presentations to inform the public about the museum / mill site projects and programs.
  • Provides high level administrative support to the Director.
  • Accepts and prepares forms for donations and loans.
  • Performs general administrative / clerical work, as necessary, including but not limited to, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, processing mail, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Pickens County Culture Commission Director.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Education and training equivalent to 4 years of college education; and
  • Some training in museum studies, exhibit design and archival conservation is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Access and Excel, as well as, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop products.
  • Public speaking ability
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license
Salary
$33,468.55 + benefits

How to apply (receiving applications through September 27. 2013)
Applications and resumes taken through the Pickens County Human Resource Office, 222 McDaniel Avenue, B14, Pickens, SC 29671.

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