Curator of Interpretation – Johnson County Museum, Overland Park
JOHNSON COUNTY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
Location: Arts & Heritage Center
|Position Title: Curator of Interpretation
Position Number: 105518
Full Time Salary: $46,633.60/Yr.
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Position Closing Date: September 8, 2017 Desired Starting Date: October 9, 2017
Johnson County Museum seeks a Curator of Interpretation to lead the exhibition, publications and research functions at its newly opened facility. Duties include conducting research for institutional programs and exhibitions, assisting researchers in accessing the Museum’s permanent collection, developing and managing the exhibition and publications programs. Duties also include assisting with adult programming offerings at the museum as well as maintaining museum exhibitions. The museum is located in suburban Kansas City.
The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, an understanding of the latest trends in museum interpretation and exhibit techniques, and a record of grant writing to advance the museum’s exhibit and publications goals
- Required – Master’s degree in American Studies, History, Museum Studies, or Public History.
- Required – 3 years’ experience in a museum setting.
- Required -1 year of project management experience
Required Skills: Attention to detail, written communication skills, including business and report writing, summarizing and editing skills. Verbal communication skills including presentations to individuals and small groups; time management skills including the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects and meet specified deadlines. Builds positive internal and external customer relationships and is committed to customer satisfaction; assumes responsibility for solving customer problems and ensures commitments to customers are met. The candidate should also possess the ability to think creatively, and be a self-starter who can work independently and in team environments. Must successfully complete a criminal history and driving background check.
Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Johnson County Park & Recreation District, 7900 Renner Rd, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219 Attention: Susan Scanlon