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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
invites applications for:Museum Curator History 2

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SALARY: $49,076.00 – $74,671.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
DEPARTMENT: Historical & Museum Commission
LOCATION: Potter County
OPENING DATE: 08/14/18
CLOSING DATE: 09/14/18 11:59 PM
JOB CODE: 26170
POSITION NUMBER: 00244852
UNION: FOSCEP
BARGAINING UNIT: C4
PAY GROUP: ST07
BUREAU/DIVISION CODE: 0837
BUREAU/DIVISION: Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums
WORKSITE ADDRESS: Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
WORKSITE ADDRESS: 5660 US-6
CITY: Galeton
ZIP CODE: 16922
CONTACT NAME: Sue Latin
CONTACT PHONE: 717-772-2839
CONTACT EMAIL: slatin@pa.gov
THE POSITION:
Interested in environmental and industrial history?  Hands-on curatorial work?  The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in beautiful Potter County is looking for an experienced curator to manage, interpret, and care for a variety of collections including archival and library material, two historic buildings, and outdoor exhibits related to the history of logging and Pennsylvania’s forests.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Pennsylvania’s forests and forest industries and their role in the cultural and economic growth of the Commonwealth and the nation.  Notable exhibits include Challenges and Choices in Pennsylvania’s Forests, which tells the story of “Penn’s Woods” from the Native Americans and European settlers through today; a recreated late nineteenth century lumber camp and sawmill with operational steam-powered saw; Shay logging locomotive; and a Barnhardt log loader.  A sustainable forestry trail illustrates on-going efforts to maintain Pennsylvania’s forests.  Special events introduce the public to lost skills such as log rolling and birling.

The curator will be responsible for managing, interpreting, and caring for approximately 4,000 artifacts; 90 cubic feet of archival material, including photographs, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera; a 4,000 volume research library; two historic buildings; indoor and outdoor exhibits; and the historic landscape.  Work includes evaluating and recommending additions to (accessions) and deletions from (deaccessions) the collection; cataloging; inventory; documenting, identifying, and resolving numbering problems; and collections care and storage.  In cooperation with site staff, the curator interprets collections, exhibits, buildings, and landscape for the public and researches, plans, and installs new exhibits.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum consists of 21 buildings and a hiking trail spread over approximately 15 acres.  The total property is 160 acres.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*  Retrieve objects from heights up to 10 feet; lift and move up to 40 pounds
*  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
*  Work independently
*  Conduct historical research using primary and secondary sources
*  Travel on and off-site as required, including overnight, to locations not served by public transportation
*  Maintain and update electronic records; identify and resolve problems relating to inventory collection records
*  Organize, plan, and implement projects
*  Represent the museum in public, within the community and among professional organizations
*  Develop and maintain effective working relationships
*  Develop and maintain a knowledge of current professional standards, ethics, and organization

THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:
Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:  One year as Museum Curator, History 1; OR One year of curatorial work in any one or more of the fields of History or Decorative Arts, History of Fine Arts, History, or History of Science, Industry, and Technology, and a master’s degree in American History, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Associate of Museums or a museum internship; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which would afford the applicant the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Pennsylvania residency is waived.
Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

Work Hours:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday

Recruitment Method(s):
Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods to be considered for this vacancy:
Promotion Without Examination
Transfer
Reassignment
Voluntary Demotion
Reinstatement

Eligibility – Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only
CLASS RESTRICTIONS
Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:

Museum Curator History 1

Selection Criteria

1.    Minimum experience and training required for the job.

2.    Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was satisfactory or higher.

3.    Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date of 9/14/18.

These Promotion Without Examination requirements are issued for compliance with Management Directive 580.19, Promotion in the Classified Service without Examination.

How to apply – all candidates:
The following materials must be with the online application on or before Friday, September 14, 2018

1.    Most Recent Employee Performance Review

2.    Submit a resume that reflects work history and education.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Sue Latin
TELEPHONE:  717-772-2839
EMAIL:  slatin@pa.gov

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.employment.pa.govOUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

jobs@pa.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position #2018-19926
MUSEUM CURATOR HISTORY 2
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