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MUSEUM PROGRAMS SPECIALIST

The Museum Programs Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating public museum exhibits, programs, and special events. This position is governed by state and

Class Code:

P029C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Develops museum exhibits, audio/visual productions, and education programs by assessing museum resources and conferring with supervisor and staff on program selection. Implements museum activities and maintains educational programs by exchanging information and material with other educational institutions and museums and participating in planning long range goals. Directs the development of statewide curriculum study units by directing work of education staff and consultants, conferring with school personnel to determine areas of need, applying historic research, and scheduling development of units based on available exhibits and research resources. Writes study guides, grant applications, and exhibit stories by researching, reviewing, and editing written material. Supervises a small para-professional staff by interviewing applicants, making recommendations for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Monitors expenditures through financial reports, develops budgetary needs for exhibits and programs by reviewing financial information, and prepares various reports. Plans and coordinates museum special events including fund raising and assigning work duties to museum volunteers. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of historic research techniques and procedures. Knowledge of museum program development techniques. Ability to develop museum exhibits, audio-visual productions, and educational programs. Ability to write, edit, and present information orally. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to plan and coordinate special events.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, art history, or a related field; plus two years of experience in museum activities 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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