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Curator, John L. Wehle Gallery, Genesee Country Village & Museum--Mumford, NY

  • December 02, 2019 1:25 PM
    Message # 8157030

    Curator, John L. Wehle Gallery

    Reports To: Curator of Collections

    Primary Function: Maintaining and preserving the John L. Wehle Collection of Sporting, Wildlife and Western Art and the Susan Greene Costume Collection; overseeing the day-to-day operation of the John L. Wehle Gallery as an integral part of the Genesee Country Village & Museum complex.

    Hours: Full time, weekdays and weekends, as needed


    Curatorial (65%):
    * Researches, writes and fabricates or arranges for fabrication of interpretive labels and text panels for permanent collection and works on loan.
    * Rotates art and costume special exhibits each season.
    * Coordinates loan of objects from outside institutions and individuals, which, includes insurance, packing and shipping arrangements.
    * Coordinates loan of objects from gallery collection to outside institutions and individuals, which includes insurance, packing and shipping arrangements.
    * Provides information regarding collection to scholarly and public inquiries, including photographic loans to publishers, authors and photo editors.

    Collections Management (20%):
    * Keeps accurate, up-to-date collection records.
    * Accepts donations of objects to the collections according to the Collections Management Policy of Genesee Country Museum.
    * Catalogs new acquisitions
    * Consults with certified conservators for treatment of damaged or deteriorating objects.
    * Practices standard objects-handling procedures to ensure safety and preservation of collection.

    Education & Programming (15%):
    * Develops educational materials for elementary and secondary school groups, visiting adult groups, college classes, etc., especially emphasizing the relationships between the Historic Village and the Genesee Country Nature Center.
    * Lectures to outside groups and organizations when requested.

    * Supervises the F/T Gallery Manager and the P/T seasonal Gallery Docents.
    * Annually plans and administers budget to provide wages and day-to-day operational costs.
    * Trains staff in basic Gallery security and emergency procedures.
    * Trains staff for daily interaction with public.

    * Understands and uses various functions of the security alarm system.
    * Responsible for keeping confidential, secure records regarding value of collection.

    * Work efficiently, courteously, and professionally with a wide range of staff, volunteers, interns and visitors.
    * Possess accurate and orderly organizational skills.
    * Represent the Museum in a professional manner, including appearance.
    * Awareness of professional museum standards, ethics and practices.
    * Ability to move, lift and carry at least 25 pounds.

    Experience and Skills:

    * Bachelors in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or Costume Studies with 3 to 5 years of professional experience. Master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Material Culture or Costume Studies preferred.

    Please provide a cover letter and resume for consideration.

    Completion of a background check is required for employment.


    Salary: Commensurate with experience (please provide your salary requirements when applying)
    Medical Insurance: We offer 5 health insurance options. We offer one single plan that is 100% employer paid, along with a quarterly HSA contribution.
    Dental Insurance: We also provide 50% employer paid premium for single dental policy.
    Life Insurance: We provide a 100% employer paid premium group life insurance policy of $50,000.
    Retirement: Employee contribution into retirement is immediate; eligible for Museum contribution, after two years of employment working over 1,000 hours each year. Museum contribution is determined each year and has been 4% in past years. This requirement is waived, if your immediate previous employment was with a 501c3 organization.
    Voluntary Supplemental Disability: pays 60% of your salary in the event you are unable to work due to non-work related injury or illness.
    Membership: Family membership to the Genesee Country Village & Museum
    Vacation: Three weeks of paid vacation (prorated)
    Sick Time: Five paid sick days (prorated)
    Holidays: up to ten paid holidays for a calendar year

    Click here to apply. 

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