Museum Curator

City of Ukiah - Hudson, NH

Invites applications for the position of:
Museum Curator

$3,745 - $4,552 Monthly
3% COLA Effective September 22, 2019

The City of Ukiah is located in the beau ful Northern California Yokayo Valley, surrounded
by rich grape vineyards, pear orchards, and coastal mountains. Situated on the Highway
101 corridor, Ukiah is two hours north of San Francisco, providing easy access to Bay Area
resources. Located near the Mendocino Coast and spectacular redwood forests, with a
historic downtown and a community college, Ukiah invites an abundance of recrea onal,
arts, and cultural pursuits. It is an ideal family loca on to live, work, and play!

As the County Seat of Mendocino County, Ukiah is a full‐service city providing public
safety, water, sewer, and electric u li es, land use planning and development services,
street maintenance, parks, a golf course, recrea on programs, a conference center, the
Grace Hudson Museum, and an airport. The City is governed by a five‐member Council,
elected at‐large by the ci zens of Ukiah. Ukiah has a popula on of 16,075 which swells to
roughly 40,000 during the week.

The Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House campus is comprised of a modern museum facility with core galleries devoted to the
art of early California painter Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865‐1937); exquisite examples of Pomo Indian basketry; and the
histories of the pioneering Carpenter and Hudson families, both of whom se led in the Ukiah area shortly a er California
statehood. The museum also includes a 1,000‐square‐foot changing exhibit gallery, featuring three special exhibi ons per
year. The museum’s interpre ve agenda is organized around four areas: early California art and history (roughly late‐19th to
mid‐20th century), Na ve American arts and culture, the natural environment of the Mendocino County region, and
contemporary fine arts and the ar sts of Mendocino County. The campus also includes the historic Sun House — a 1911
Cra sman bungalow that was Grace Hudson’s home and studio for over 25 years, and is now a living museum — and the Wild
Gardens, an outdoor educa on environment focused on na ve Northern California plants and habitats and the cultural
tradi ons of the Pomo Indians, the original people of the area.

The curator of educa on and exhibits will be one of three full‐ me professionals that include a museum director and a curator
of collec ons and exhibits. The staff also includes two part‐ me recep onists, on‐call exhibit preparators, and a number of
volunteer docents. The ideal candidate will have academic training in a subject or subjects relevant to the museum’s
interpre ve agenda and interpre ve spaces; prac cal experience with educa on outreach and touring student and adult
groups; training in museum studies; and prac cal experience working in a collec ons‐based museum, including familiarity
with exhibit installa on and collec ons management. The size of the staff o en requires each professional to be nimble and
to perform diverse and numerous func ons.


Assist in the planning, design, and construc on of exhibits and prepare displays.

Work closely with ar sts, collectors, and museums in the loan of objects; assess condi on, and assign loan
numbers and insurance values to objects on loan.

Establish and maintain numerical cataloging and informa on system for ar facts and their history.

Contact and solicit community members as poten al lenders and donors of ar facts, materials, assistance, and
informa on.

Correspond and assist various agencies and individuals regarding museum business and informa on requests.

Protect and preserve ar facts against physical, chemical, and biological damage or decay in accordance with
professional standards and procedures.

Assist in the procuring of grants and other sources of addi onal revenue.

Develop public outreach through seminars, exhibi ons, teacher workshops, and publica ons.

Provide the technical exper se and skill for the accessioning, classifica on, cataloging, inventory, and
maintenance of collec ons including cleaning, protec ng, and storing of ar cles in accordance with professional
museum standards and procedures.


Requirements include any combina on equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in art history, anthropology, museum
studies, history, or a related field, and three years of work experience in collec ons management and exhibi on
development. A Master's Degree in a related field is desirable. Must possess a valid California driver’s license.


We inspire confidence in We strive to keep our We demonstrate We work to discover We believe in crea ng an
our organiza on and our community and our professionalism through prac cal solu ons, environment that fosters
team members by workplace safe and proficiency, reliability, challenge prevailing teamwork and processes
consistently providing healthy. and our drive to make assump ons, and create that support equal
excep onal service. opportuni es happen. new ideas that prove opportunity,

useful. collabora on, and
commitment to common


CalPERS “Classic” members: 2.7%@55 with employee contribu ng 8% of pre‐tax salary.

Re rement “New” members: 2%@62 with employee contribu ng 7.25% of salary.
The City of Ukiah does not contribute to Social Security.

Medical The City pays 85% of the premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans.

Vaca on Leave is accrued at 104 hours per year and increases with City service.

Vaca on, Sick & Personal Leave is provided at 24 hours per fiscal year.
Personal Leave,
Holidays Sick Leave is accrued at 96 hours per year with no limit.

The City pays for 13 fixed holidays per year, in addi on to 1 floa ng holiday.

Life Insurance The City pays the premium on a $10,000 life insurance policy for eligible employees.

Upon the seventh anniversary date of employment, and each year thereafter on the

Longevity anniversary date, a fulltime employee will receive $1,000. Upon the 12th anniversary
Program date, the amount increases to $2,500 annually; at the 20th anniversary, the amount

increases to $3,500 annually.

Other benefits include City‐paid membership in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
for employee and eligible dependents; optional participation in supplemental health
coverages, optional participation in pre‐taxed Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent

Other Benefits Care Assistance programs; optional participation in AirMed helicopter emergency
transport; and optional participation in Employee Credit Union and Deferred
Compensation 457 Savings Plans.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabili es Act (ADA), if special accommoda ons are necessary at any
stage of the tes ng process, please no fy the Human Resources Department in advance at (707) 463‐6244 so your

request may be reviewed prior to the occurrence of the test.

For a complete job descrip on and to apply, please visit:

The City of Ukiah is an Equal Opportunity Employer commi ed to building a diverse workforce.

Contact Informa on:
Human Resources

300 Seminary Ave

Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone: (707) 463‐6272