University Museum Curator, Part-time

  • Missouri Western State University
  • Saint Joseph, MO, USA
  • Jul 19, 2022
Full time Arts & Museum

Job Description


Position Title: University Museum Curator, Part-time


Job Description:
Missouri Western State University and the School of Fine Arts are inviting applications for a part-time Curator for the Walter Cronkite Memorial, the University Gallery and Art Collection, and the Potter Gallery. The School of Fine Arts seeks an innovative and collaborative candidate who is capable of designing and maintaining exhibits, cataloging historical artifacts and artistic pieces, and occasionally welcoming visitors. Work expectations will be ten to fifteen hours weekly.

  • Maintaining and curating exhibits in the Walter Cronkite Memorial, the University Gallery and Art Collection, and the Potter Art Gallery.
  • Updating inventories and cataloging Cronkite artifacts and university art.
  • Welcoming group tours and visitors to exhibits, offering occasional guided tours.
  • Updating webpages, publicity, and social media platforms.
  • Managing artifact and art loans and donations.
  • Managing charitable donations.
  • Light housekeeping and stocking exhibits.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Computer skills needed to perform the duties of the position
  • Communication as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisor and the general public
Required Qualifications
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in history, art history, museum studies, or related field, and a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts institution.
  • Excellent working knowledge of PC and Mac computers and the ability to encourage critical thinking and problem solving are essential.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. .

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with museum or archival procedures, and exhibit design.
  • Software experience with Windows Office Suite and PastPerfect.


Physical Demands
Light to Medium Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally
FLSA Non-Exempt


Additional Demands
Optional: Please provide link or document showing you have curating or archival effectiveness.


Hours of Work
10 to 15 hours per week.
Schedule to be determined with individual hired.

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