Midwest Museum of Natural History


THE MIDWEST MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
425 West State Street, Sycamore IL 60178 | www.mmnh.org

Job Description: Part-time Exhibits and Collections Curator

The Midwest Museum of Natural History is seeking a part-time Exhibits and Collections Curator to support the exhibits and collections of the Museum. The Exhibit and Collections Curator reports directly to the Executive Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Develop new temporary exhibits that align with the Museum’s mission and complement its collection

 Assist in accessioning the Museum’s permanent collection

 Assist in updating collections plan and other collections related policies

 Process incoming artifact loans, donations, and other related duties

 Provide artifact maintenance and care to collections artifacts and galleries

 Digitize and maintain the Museum’s collection using Past Perfect software

 Support museum programming by properly handling artifacts and live animals

 Contribute to the daily operation of the Museum; including staffing the front desk; fulfilling administrative duties; performing maintenance tasks; soliciting and tracking memberships; working at special events;executing field trips; and assisting with the care and feeding of live reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods

 Assist in the training of volunteers related to collections and daily museum operations

 Manage departmental interns

 Assist in event planning

 Contribute to social media posting & marketing strategy

 Assist in website maintenance and management

 Other tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Bachelor’s degree in natural history, museum studies, or related field

 Minimum one year of experience working with Museum collections and/or exhibits

 Computer proficient; must be able to conduct online research and use Microsoft Word, Excel, and

Publisher

 Experience with Past Perfect Museum Software a plus

 Knowledge of Museum best practices and standards of excellence

 Driver’s License and reliable transportation; frequently necessary to drive to off-site locations

 Willing to accept a flexible work schedule –Saturday availability a must

 Energetic, independent, and creative personality

 Detail oriented and highly organized

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected]