[New Job Vacancy] Collections Manager job in Gunn Historical Museum, (Washington, CT) – Jobs in Washington, CT

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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Gunn Historical Museum
Position Name :-
Collections Manager
Company Location :-
Washington, CT
Job Category :
 Education Jobs

Full Job Description :-
Collections Manager
The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. seeks applicants for a newly created position for a full-time
Collections Manager for the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington, Connecticut.
Summary and Scope of Position
The Collections Manager will provide for documentation and care for the Museums’ diverse collection of over 15,000 objects. The collections manager will be responsible for management of collections records and database, administer all collections care and management documentation for permanent collection, and apply best practices to the work of the Museum.
This position requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.
Major Duties
The museum collections manager is the primary staff member charged with maintaining the
Gunn Historical Museum collections and the records that document them. The museum collections manager works with the staff, collection volunteers , interns, and outside vendors and colleagues to ensure that the museum collections are properly documented, stored, and displayed, whether at onsite or at another venue. The museum collections manager plays an important role in establishing and achieving goals to improve the care and preservation of and access to the museum collections and may be called upon to lead staff-wide projects in these areas, such as emergency preparedness and building security.
Reports to the Executive Director in close collaboration with the Curator
Supervises: Collections interns and collection volunteers
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Manages collections records and database; including accessioning/cataloging of all artifacts.
Oversees production of and manages object image files and other media and integrates into the collection management system, generates reports from database as needed.
Participates in establishing data standards; develops and expands the museums’ digital assets, including history, provenance, status, condition, location, and description of each object; establishes consistency in nomenclature and terms.
Monitors artifact storage and exhibit spaces for temperature/humidity, environmental hazards, safety, and cleanliness.
Trains and supervises museum’s collections interns and collection volunteers.
Works with collection committee regarding possible deaccessions and manages documentation and disposal according to collections policy.
Orders and maintains all supplies related to the storage of collections.
Follows museum best practices
Assists with the other duties assigned

Education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or related field required. Collection management experience is required.
Necessary Knowledge and Skills
Working knowledge of general philosophy, principles, and practices of history museums; considerable knowledge of collections management, care, handling, storage, documentation, and classifications; 18th-20th century American material culture knowledge; strong knowledge of computer database systems including PastPerfect; professional photography and digitization skills; considerable knowledge of collections conservation; working knowledge of environmental control, pest management, security, and risk management; working knowledge of intellectual property and rights and reproductions, and excellent research skills. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and implement complex filing and research systems; ability to multi-task and problem solve; must have the ability to work alone, independently and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, other agencies, and the public.
Physical Requirements/Skills
Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and to reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Salary and Benefits
This is an exciting entry level- mid level position. The current budget allocation for this position is within professional recommendations. Excellent benefits include paid annual vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and a 401(k) plan.
Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists must prove that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested.
To Apply:
Application deadline: May 18, 2022.
Posted: April 18, 2022.
The Gunn Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national identity, or veteran status.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $35,000.00 – $39,740.00 per year
Benefits:

401(k)
Health insurance
Paid time off

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Weekend availability

Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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