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The Museum Manager is responsible for developing museum/archival conservation programs and overall museum management. This position is governed by state and federal laws and

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Performs in-depth examination of artifacts, documents, and materials to determine structure and cosmetic needs. Researches museum records, books, photographs, and documents to identify condition and determines treatment and methods of restoration. Cleans, repairs, and restores artifacts, distinguishing reproduced/rebuilt portions from original material. Determines products to be used for cleaning. Tests for environmental changes, restores artifacts, identifies retailers, and requisitions products. Plans and develops mission, goals, and objectives for the administration of museum programs and develops policies and procedures for museums and historic sites. Conducts workshops for museum personnel on all topics of museum management and responds to questions regarding professional and technical museum issues. Assesses museum artifacts to determine appropriate conservation measures and orders laboratory supplies for use in determining the condition of artifacts, materials, and documents. Provides consultation and teaching services to private, public, and associate agencies/institutions regarding artifact and material conservation. Conducts public relations activities to further the relationship with other museums. May supervise a professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, approving leave, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of national, state, and local natural, cultural, and political history. Knowledge of artifact presentation, repair, and reconstruction techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to assess the condition of museum and archival items. Ability to clean, repair, and reconstruct museum artifacts. Ability to research and write articles, papers, and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, art history, or a related field; plus three years of experience involving museum or archival conservation or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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