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Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY - Collections Manager

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a B.A. in History, Public Administration, Museum Studies or related humanities field (Post-graduate degree in Museum Studies strongly preferred);
  • Minimum of 7 years of collections and records management related museum experience;
  • Required knowledge of current museum practices and techniques of collections management, including registration, exhibition, and preservation; object care and handling; industry standard research and cataloguing methods; computer literacy and records management;
  • Required experience with current versions of Microsoft Office Suite and PastPerfect Museum Software;
  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and research skills;
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects with little or no supervision;
  • Must have good work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve departmental and institutional goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • The Collections Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Museum's collection, and for coordinating the work of the Museum's professional staff in this area.This includes the development and maintenance of the record systems (physical and digital) and is responsible for the storage systems of the collection. Responsibilities cover logistics and paperwork of all accessions, deaccessions, and incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Working closely with the Chief Curator and the Director of Projects, the Collections Manager will work to coordinate all activities related to material culture research, collections development, interpretation, documentation, and preventative conservation. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Kentucky Historical Society