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Curator and Outreach Coordinator, Jefferson County Museum, Charles Town, WV

09 Jun 2022 3:11 PM | Sarah Huston

The Jefferson County Museum (JCM), a small history museum in Charles Town, West Virginia, is seeking a part-time curator and outreach coordinator.

Since its founding more than 55 years ago, the museum has acquired, maintained, and exhibited an extraordinary collection of artifacts and documents reflecting the county’s rich history. To enhance engagement with the diverse local community and to attract tourists interested in history, JCM is searching for a part-time curator and outreach coordinator with the experience, skills, energy, and creativity to work collaboratively with two museum staff, director and historian, in planning and carrying out education, exhibition, outreach, and marketing activities.

The curator and outreach coordinator will also assist in the day-to-day operations of the museum; staff the reception desk; recruit and work with volunteers and interns; and perform other duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                    A bachelor’s degree in museum studies or equivalent

Experience in creative public engagement, including outreach, education, and marketing, especially in a cultural setting and preferably in a museum

Experience in curating innovative and inclusive exhibits, programs, and events for a diverse audience, preferably in a museum

Excellent analytical, program management, problem-solving, and communication (oral and written) skills

Ability to interact with the public, co-workers, and donors in a consistently friendly, courteous, and flexible manner

Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects, and adapt to changing circumstances

Commitment to public service, the museum’s mission, education, and diversity and inclusiveness

Interest in, and ability to develop, expertise in Jefferson County history

Proficiency with Microsoft Office and PastPerfect software

Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE DESIRED

At least two years’ working in a museum

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises museum volunteers and interns

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day; Tuesday to Saturday

Pay: $15 - $18 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience

Benefits: 1 week paid leave per year and pay for non-Monday holidays

Reports to: JCM director

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a résumé, and contact information for three professional references, via email to octldirector@ctlibrary.org. Preference will be given to applications received by 5 July 2022.  Position open until filled.


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