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Museum Administrator

Organization: Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts
Date Posted: 6/1/2016
Date Needed: 6/5/2016
City: Salt Lake City
Location: Utah
Country: United States
Primary Category: Museum
Salary: $15.00 hourly
Type of Position: Part-Time

Description & Details

The Division of Arts and Museums is currently seeking a qualified individual to administer the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts on a part-time basis. The Administrator will oversee the daily operations of the museum, including opening and closing procedures and staff the reception desk. In addition to daily operations, this person will assist with exhibition planning and installation, conduct research as relevant to the history of the Chase Home, supplement existing educational materials, and manage the social media presence for the museum.

The Administrator is expected to work 25 hours a week, Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Wednesdays and work Saturdays during the summer. Set schedule to be determined upon hire.

The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, a historic house museum, is located in the center of Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. The museum is an active space that features folk art by Utah artists. More information is available at https://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/things-galleries-chase-home-museum-of-utah-folk-arts

Examples of job duties:

  • Opening and closing the museum
  • Exhibition development, installation, and de-installation
  • Audience evaluation and surveys
  • Improving educational materials
  • Promote hosted workshops and events
  • Scheduling and leading tours of the museum
  • Chase Home historical research
  • Social media monitoring: writing, scheduling, and posting
  • Outreach to surrounding residential area, broader Salt Lake City area, and to communities around the State of Utah
  • Provide programmatic support to Museums and Folk Arts Specialists as needed


Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Candidates with strong interest in working in a community-based museum are encouraged to apply. Prior training or experience in folklife or community arts programs is useful but not mandatory. Candidates should be invested in promoting diverse cultural heritage and comfortable working with living artists. Individuals should have strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work in a flexible environment. Preference may be given for a B.A. in a humanities-based field. 

For further details, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1439755.


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