Michigan State University Museum Seeks Curator of History
Monday, May 6, 2013
Michigan State University Museum is seeking a curator of history to provide leadership to history and related programs, including collection development, documentation, care, and access activities, and delivery of diverse educational products for university students, schools, and the general public. In particular, the position will ensure Museum history and other cultural collections are used effectively in engaging educational programs, with an emphasis on linking history, technology and science.
The Curator/Associate Curator of History at the MSU Museum will:
Develop, lead and/or manage exhibition, research, collection, and educational projects and work teams with other museum staff, faculty, students, contractors, and other university and community partners; Assist in collection documentation and management, and advise on collection acquisitions; Develop collections-based educational products - including exhibits, online and outreach products - for diverse audiences including university students, elementary and high school students, scholars, and the general public; Build the Museum's collections-based research and educational capacities through productive relationships with faculty, students, education and museum sectors, other targeted sectors aligned with university priorities, and other partners that strategically advance the mission and priorities of the Museum; Provide training and mentoring for staff, students and volunteers; supervise student internships, especially in museum studies; host student classes and participate on occasion in student courses; Provide information to and assist students, faculty, staff, the public, and the media on topics relating to collections, research and work of the Museum; Collaborate with collection managers and other curatorial staff in overseeing loan and other outreach programs for collections; Provide leadership in public access to collections, including physical access and access to collection information via databases and other systems; Develop and manage grant and other funding proposals to support Museum; Conduct original research related to field(s) of expertise and the Museum's collections (this position could be a Principal Investigator for grant submissions); Communicate results of research through diverse media including exhibitions, publications, seminars, conferences, and online through the Museum's and other websites.
To apply for the position, please visit https://jobs.msu.edu and search for position # 7690 in the Faculty/Academic Staff category.