The Maine State Museum in Augusta is seeking a part-time (58 hours
bi-weekly) Museum Specialist I to work as a collections manager. This is professional services work in the museum's registration office, managing all aspects of collections care, handling, and processing, as well as assisting with storage, imaging, conservation, and recording keeping. Tasks include: processing acquisitions, including numbering, measuring, and creation of digital images for exhibit preparation and identification purposes; coordination of object movement; help with packing and shipping objects; photography of objects when necessary; conducting of inventories; preparation of condition reports. Knowledge, skills, and abilities required include independent judgment and sound decision making; familiarity with a variety of standard office equipment, including personal computers; knowledge of collections databases; understanding of research methodologies for anthropology, history, and natural history; knowledge of photography; knowledge of care and maintenance of museum collections. Minimum qualifications are four years experience and/or education in area of specialization; preference will be given to those applicants with a Bachelors degree in history, science, archaeology, museum studies, or related field with three years related experience or acceptable equivalent; knowledge of museum registration and collection management standards and methods as well as cataloguing, conservation, and collections storage practices.
You must submit a direct hire application form available at the General Government Service Center in Augusta, all Maine Career Center Offices, and on the General Government Service Center website at http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities; The completed application, a letter explaining your interest in the position, and a copy of your resume must be submitted by March 2, 2012 to: Julie Cotnoir, Personnel Officer, General Government Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074; Telephone (207) 624-7417.