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Job Title:  CURATOR 2

CURATOR 2 - 60004805
Posting Close Date:  10/8/2021


Requisition Id:  3988





*Pay Grade: GRADE 33 

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 



Phone: 702 486-2911 




Position Description

The Nevada State Museum Las Vegas (NSMLV) in the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Curator of Manuscripts, Photographs, and Library.  The NSMLV is a public museum of regional natural and human history. Part of its collection and public mission incorporates the functions of a research library and archive, collections of manuscripts, photographs and sound recordings, a museum and public programs venue, and educational offerings from primary school to graduate-level academic research. The NSMLV is a singular facility focused on community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, and educational programs.

The Nevada State Museum Las Vegas' Curator of Manuscripts, Photographs, and Librarian is responsible for providing leadership, vision, access, planning and management for the manuscript, photography and library collections. The NSMLV has a holistic approach to its research collections and includes access to all materials for research—Manuscripts, Photography, Library and digital t collections. Management of the manuscript, photography and library collections of NSMLV performs at the intersection of the library, archival, and museum services to ensure that all collections are well-managed and available for use by the public. This position reports to the NSMLV Curator of History/ Collections Manager.

In accordance with NSMLV Collection Management policies and nationally accepted professional library and archives standards of practice (American Library Association, ALA, and Society of American Archivists, SAA), the Librarian/Archivist establishes policies and procedures for the NHS archives. They manage the overall access to the Museum's archival collections in all formats: textual, architectural, photographic, audio/visual, micrographic, digital and multimedia formats. The duties include processing; arrangement; cataloging; description; inventories; preservation; updating and maintaining procedures and policies; managing and maintaining relevant databases; strategic planning; budget management; personnel and volunteer supervision; project fundraising; participation in public programs; assessing user experience and use statistics; and providing information for reports to the Board of Museums and History.

Position Description (cont.)

In addition to management and planning functions, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the NSMLV archives. The Curator can expect to spend part of their time in work that sustains the Nevada State Museum’s public services and advances the overall mission and strategic plan of the institution. This includes supporting reference, research and instruction; developing new initiatives; assistance with grant-writing; cleaning and migrating legacy data into current collection management tools and into a variety of other systems for public access; creating catalog records for online catalog and PastPerfect collection management tools; operating the Library, Map room, collection spaces and other duties as assigned.


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus two years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included experience in exhibit development, and collections registration, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • A valid Nevada driver's license or equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas