Buffalo Bill Museum Collections Administrator

City and County of Denver - Denver, CO3.7

About Our Job
This position will accept applications until 11:59 PM on April 28, 2019.

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking an excellent candidate for their Denver Mountain Parks Collections Administrator position. The Collections Administrator will be responsible for the preservation, curation, and oversight of collections related to Buffalo Bill (one of America’s Western legends), the Red Rocks Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and the legacy of Denver Mountain Parks while working in a beautiful foothills setting. The majority of the work (approximately 80%) will be performed at the Buffalo Bill Museum, and the remaining collections management duties will be performed at the Red Rocks CCC camp in Morrison. .

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. This position will work an average of 32 hours per week, Monday through Friday and some weekends as needed.

While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $26.28 - $42.05 , our target hiring range for this position is between $26.28 - $28.84 , depending on education, experience and qualifications.

Job responsibilities include:
Care for museum collection of objects, photos and archives while adhering to established professional standards
Deliver expertise in the specialty field of collections management, including care and handling, environmental control, and standardized documentation systems
Create, maintain and monitor a safe environment for museum collections. Assure temperature, storage/exhibit materials and lighting provide an inert environment that will halt as much potential damage from aging/hazards as possible. Alert immediate supervisor to concerns that cannot be managed in-house
Update and/or develop museum core documents
Seek and apply for grants to grow the collections management program
Manage the move of existing collections into new onsite storage facilities, including tracking objects, creating appropriate storage mounts, and updating database records to reflect change of location
Transition collections database from Filemaker Pro to Past Perfect
Assess Red Rocks CCC collection and develop a short-term inventory, storage, and management plan
Assist with development and installation of new exhibits
Determine when objects require conservation and coordinate appropriate treatment
Process newly acquired collections items, adhering to industry documentation standards
Assist with incoming-outgoing object loans as needed
Aid researchers by monitoring access to research and archival materials and databases
Fulfill photo/information requests from researchers
Inventory and properly manage a small research library
Serve as the Denver Public Library liaison for the Denver Mountain Parks archival collection
Develop a research aid that identifies archival resources and records pertaining to the Denver Mountain Parks at other institutions
Serve as records coordinator for the Denver Mountain Parks administrative records
Maintain a clean and safe environment for items on exhibit, cleaning and rotating as necessary, and monitoring environment with specialized equipment
Develop collegial relationship with other collection managers in the area, participate in professional organizations, and participate in professional development opportunities as time/budget allows
Support other museum facility operations as needed such as, but not limited to: guest relations, front desk/cashiering, and staffing events
About You

Our ideal candidate will:
Have a master's degree in Museum Studies or in a related field
Have experience and demonstrate proficiency with collections management, curation, and museum databases
Be able to work independently, problem solve, and make collection’s-based decisions without direct supervision
Have the ability to organize, present, and communicate effectively through design
Have excellent customer service skills and the ability to engage and inform customers and museum visitors
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field
Experience: Three (3) years of professional or technical level experience organizing the administrative aspects of a program(s) or training program participants and/or volunteers. (Some positions may require experience in a specific program area.)
Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
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Job Profile

CA2628 Program Administrator Hourly
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Position Type

Pay Range

Pay Range $54,661.00 - $87,458.00

Parks and Recreation
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