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Museum Generalist/Outdoor Interpreter

  • 01 Sep 2021 3:08 PM
    Message # 10974997

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    Job ID

    296285

    Location

    Wylie House Museum, Indiana University

    Bloomington, Indiana

    Full/Part Time

    Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary

    Regular

    Department

    LIBRARIES (BL-LIBR-IUBLA)

    Job Summary

    General Responsibilities

    • Performs a variety of responsibilities in support of day-to-day museum operations, including curation, collections maintenance, museum tours, facility operations and exhibition planning, coordination of staff and volunteer activities, marketing and communications, and event planning.
    • Ensures proper maintenance of artwork and museum artifacts and performs inventory for collections.
    • Monitors the condition of facilities, ensuring safety and security for guests, and initiates work orders for supplies, maintenance, repairs, and other issues as needed.
    • Plans and develops procedures for tours, events, collaborative projects, and other museum programs; works with vendors and community partners.
    • Liaises with community partners to organize projects, exhibitions, promotional material, and events.
    • Frequently interfaces with other staff, faculty, students, and the general public. Resolves issues and relays procedures/policies as needed.
    • May provide guidance to other Museum Services staff and volunteers.

    Department Specifics

    • Performs a variety of responsibilities in support of day-to-day museum operations, including: curation, collections maintenance, museum tours, facility operations and exhibition planning, coordination of staff and volunteer activities, marketing and communications, and event planning.
    • Frequently interfaces with other staff, faculty, students, and the general public.
    • This position’s interpretive duties include researching, planning, and maintaining historic heirloom gardens as they relate to 19th century foodways, gardening practices, and domestic activities.
    • Educational duties include planning and implementing programs for the general public and for IU classes, student groups, and cross-campus events.
    • Educational duties also extend to assisting student research and overseeing interns and practicum experiences related to the position.
    • This position recruits, trains, and manages garden volunteers.
    • As only one of two full-time employees at the historic museum and the museum’s education center, this position is regularly responsible for the safety, security, and duties related to both buildings, the large collection of artifacts and archival materials, and the people in them.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

    Required

    • Bachelor's degree in museum services or a related field.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Required

    • 2 years in museum services or other related field.

    Preferred

    • Experience creating and implementing educational programs.
    • Knowledge of contemporary and historic gardening practices, heirloom and native plant varieties, and seed-saving practices.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
    • Strong knowledge of 19th century American history.

    Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

    SKILLS

    • Proficient communication skills.
    • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
    • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
    • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
    • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
    • Highly thorough and dependable.
    • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.

    Working Conditions / Demands

    This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. Ability to work at least two Saturdays per month and occasional evening events. This position requires physical duties related to  preparing and maintaining large garden areas. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

    Work Location

    Wylie House Museum

    Job Classification

    Career Level: Career

    FLSA: Exempt

    Job Function: Educational Resources & Tech

    Job Family: Museum Services

    Market Range: $38,937 - $53,257

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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. 

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