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Museum Curator

Flexible, hybrid. This is a part time (20-24 hours/week), nonexempt position with potential for expansion to full time, based on the needs and capacity of the organization.

Application Process
Send your resume and a letter of interest describing your qualifications and interest in this job opportunity to director@heritagesquarephx.org.

Job Summary
Museum Curator is a management level position, starting at $16 per hour. The Curator is responsible for museum collections care and curatorial oversight of exhibit and program development.

Duties and Responsibilities
–  Develop, manage, secure, preserve, and care for the Foundation’s collections, which include accessioned artifacts, Rosson House, archives, educational collections, and library.
–   Work with the Executive Director and Collections Committee to review and appropriately implement the collections policies and procedures and to approve the accession and deaccession of objects.
–  Train and supervise staff, interns, and volunteers that participate in collection-related duties and collections care. Identify and plan projects appropriate for interns and volunteers to conduct.
–  Ensure the security of the collection through regular inventories and monitoring.
–  Manage the PastPerfect database, and produce collections documentation including accessions, catalogs, inventories, and deaccessions.
–  Oversee cleaning of Rosson House and integrated pest management for areas where collections are exhibited or housed.
–  Manage and order supplies for the collection within budgetary constraints.
–  Conduct research on objects in the collection and historical information related to the scope of our mission and vision, and produce content from research for use in marketing, educational, and retail products.
–  Collaborate with staff to ensure that all programs and exhibits produced or sponsored by the Foundation meet high standards of excellence and historical accuracy and fall within the scope of our mission and vision.
–  Act as a resource to and collaborates with staff in providing information and resources for the development of programs and exhibits.
–  Respond to collections and research-related inquiries and donation offers. Facilitate incoming and outgoing loans for exhibition purposes.
–  Respond to facility maintenance needs that require City involvement by reporting issues in a timely fashion. Identify funding needs for collections care, planned exhibits, and other curation-related activities to assist with budget planning and grant acquisition. Assist with researching and writing grants.
–  Foster a positive work environment through courteous, respectful, and helpful interactions (in person, on the phone, and in email) with tenants, customers, visitors, vendors, partners, and co-workers.
–  Assist with Foundation events and programs as needed.
–  Such other duties and functions as Executive Director might assign from time to time.

Skills and Knowledge
–  Technology: PastPerfect, Google and/or MS Suite
–  Museum collections management
–  Oral and written communication
–  Organizational, data management–  Historical research
–  Exhibits, program development–  Grant writing

–  High school diploma or GED; bachelors degree in museums studies, history, or a related field.
–  An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
–  Experience with historic buildings a plus.

Physical Requirements
The duties of this position include the ability to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, lift objects, view and assess the condition of objects, use a computer, and conduct data entry. The Foundation will provide requested accommodations to the extent resources are available.

Work Environment
Hours may vary based on business need and are determined by Executive Director. Schedule may require occasional work on holidays, weekends, and evenings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may become loud during high customer volume or special events. Work is usually performed indoors in a climate-controlled environment; however, occasional work may be performed outside under natural conditions (special events, etc.).

May occasionally be required to work at local off-site events.


Program Development Intern

Flexible. This is a part-time, hybrid, temporary internship position with regular working days scheduled at mutual convenience. The intern will work 20-24 hours per week between January and June 2024 at a rate of $14/hour and will receive a stipend of $500 upon successful completion of the internship. This position is considered an internship for the spring of 2024 and can be used to satisfy degree requirements. The student will be responsible for arranging for credit through their educational institution.

Application Process
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in college or a recent graduate. Send a letter of interest describing your qualifications and interest in the internship to sarah.matchette@heritagesquarephx.org. A resume may be included but is not required.

Job Summary
The Intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Visitor Engagement and will also receive training from the Executive Director. The Intern will be directly involved in developing a specialty tour of the Rosson House Museum with a focus on the science and technology of the Victorian era. This role must learn and give tours in order to develop the Victorian Era STEM tour.

The internship will include being a Co-Project Manager to develop a science exhibit for Phoenix Fan Fusion / assist with Climate Fiction workshop and call for submissions / additional STEM programming.

Duties and Responsibilities
–  Receive training in the general history of the Rosson House and how to conduct tours.
–  Receive training in outcomes-based program development using a logic model.
–  Assist with the development of a Victorian technology specialty tour of the Rosson House Museum.
–  Foster a positive work environment through courteous, respectful, and helpful interactions (in person, on the phone, and in email) with co-workers, visitors, and donors.
–  Such other duties and functions as the Director of Visitor Engagement might assign from time to time.

Additional Projects May Include
–  Assisting with the development of an interactive exhibit for Phoenix Fan Fusion.
–  Suggesting ideas for technology-themed merchandising for the museum store.
–  Sourcing props for the Victorian technology specialty tour.
–  Assisting and/or leading the Victorian technology specialty tour training session, beta test for a control group, and the completed and approved Victorian technology specialty tour for museum visitors.
–  Assisting with marketing plans and social media for all STEM programming.

Skills and Knowledge
–  Technology: Google Suite
–  Social Media fluency
–  Oral and written communication
–  Organizational skills and consistent attention to detail

–  Strong interest in STEM and history.
–  Experience with small museums or history organizations a plus, but not required.
–  Ability to comply with Foundation’s policies and procedures.

Work Environment
The work will be mainly conducted remotely, however, the intern will be required to tour the Rosson House, possibly multiple times, to understand the layout of the tour and how tours (regular and specialty) are conducted. The Rosson House has wood floors with rugs and carpet runners, as well as staircases with varying width and depth of steps.