Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manatee/jobs/3782412/registrar-and-collections-specialist-fmm
This is a full-time positions with benefits and a starting salary of $18.67 per hour.
The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to preserve and share Florida’s maritime heritage. Established in the heart of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number of stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida’s maritime history through photographs, boat models, tools and other historically significant materials and relevant programming. The Registrar & Collections Specialist position is a full-time, non-supervisory position reporting to the Supervisor of the Florida Maritime Museum. The primary responsibility of this position is collections management, including documentation, acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, risk management and implementing policies and procedures that relate to collections care.
Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, or related field or equivalent experience
At least one year of experience working with museum collections, archives, or in a related setting
Ability to read cursive handwriting
Knowledge of and/or ability to research modern principles and best practices for collections management and exhibit development including conservation treatments and preservation methods
Experience in writing, designing and installing museum exhibits
One year of recent and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to apply acute attention to detail in maintenance of detailed data, preferably in an automated systems environment
Computer literacy which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in Microsoft Windows Suite
Basic mathematical aptitude, as well as alpha and numeric filing skills required
Professional oral and written communication skills
Must be able to operate general office equipment
Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license
Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job, including weekends and occasional evenings
Along with the satisfactory performance of this job’s essential functions, the employee in this position is expected to actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of the Clerk’s Office.
Service to All
Everyone is my customer. From our customers to my coworkers and colleagues, excellent service is my primary goal. I will provide courteous, patient and knowledgeable service to everyone.
I will foster the highest level of ethical conduct and promote an atmosphere of transparency, accountability and confidentiality in my actions and behavior. I will comply with all the Clerk’s policies.
I will treat the office, everyone I come in contact with and myself with respect. From punctuality to dress code, I will be mindful of what my actions and my appearance communicate to others.
Registrar & Collections Specialist/FMM Page 2 of 3
I will present ideas and information in a thoughtful and courteous manner and be open minded to the
ideas and suggestions of others. I take responsibility to keep others fully informed of situations and
information at all levels whether in writing or verbally.
I accept responsibility for the quality, quantity and timeliness of my work. I will seek answers to issues I
do not understand and I will own my behavior.
I hold myself and others accountable for the success of the team. I support a culture that finds solutions,
rather than make excuses or place blame. I will be flexible and cooperative when faced with change.
I will foster an environment of continuous improvement. I am encouraged to research, study and learn
the vast workings of the Clerk’s office so I can be of the most service to our customers.
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not
always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to
perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude
management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the
Provides excellent customer service to all in person, in email, and over the phone; is approachable, helpful,
and personable; answers questions knowledgeably and with patience
Enforces museum policies in a firm but friendly manner
Works effectively on a small team; open to learning, able to take constructive feedback and take
responsibility for their own actions, work, and opinions
Takes weekly shifts as gift shop desk attendant
Maintains custody of and properly handles and stores collections according to current museum industry
Prepares collections paperwork including loan and donation documents and acknowledgments, condition
reports, deaccession files, and finding aids
Communicates with potential donors, private lenders, and lending institutions
Enters data, organizes and maintains collection information in Past Perfect
Provides research services to the public and other museum staff, including reference, web-based and off-site
Performs routine exhibit and collections maintenance, including artifact, equipment, furniture and building
cleaning as well as treatment where appropriate
Collects, organizes, and analyzes environmental monitoring data, including integrated pest management
Responsible for implementing policies and procedures
Under the direction of the Supervisor, develops interpretive museum exhibits by researching, sourcing
artifacts, writing labels/panels, and fabricating displays
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and well while meeting deadlines
Assists with all aspects of volunteer recruitment, retention, and direction
Assists with all aspects of educational programming, special events, and visitor experience
Assists with all aspects of special events and visitor experience
Assists with all operations of facility, including grounds/garden maintenance and ongoing custodial duties
With Supervisor, oversees emergency preparedness, including hurricane preparations
Along with other staff, create, implement, and evaluate museum activities
Assists management with other related duties as assigned
ESSENTIAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to
perform the essential functions of this position.
Registrar & Collections Specialist/FMM Page 3 of 3
Thinking critically—defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and
Maintaining confidentiality of information learned or acquired as part of the position which, if disclosed,
might have adverse internal effect or objectionable outside results
Ability to hear ordinary conversation and office sounds
Verbal communication in person and on the phone
Written communication by hand and on PC
Sitting for prolonged periods of time
Standing for prolonged periods of time
Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands
Ability to bend/squat/kneel
Ability to lift 25 lbs and push/pull 40 lbs
The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADAAA,
the Clerk will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both
prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Work is conducted primarily in an office environment. This position frequently requires working within strict
deadlines, under stressful conditions and with a variety of personalities, who may at times be emotional.
JOB DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I have read and understand the functions and requirements of this position. I understand that this is not to be
considered as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not limit the
assignment of additional duties for this position.
I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment for any purpose.
All job descriptions are subject to revision and amendment. I have received a copy of this job description and am
fully aware of the expectations of the job and the office.
As an employee, I will strive to uphold the values of the Clerk’s Office.