Please apply at: https://www.pueblolibrary.org/Employment
Pueblo City-County Library District is conducting a search for a Museum Services Administrator. In this position, you will be part of an award-winning Library District that serves an integral role in the Pueblo community. Pueblo, Colorado is one of Colorado's hidden gems! A hometown vibe under big open skies, Pueblo has a lot to offer including our Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, Lake Pueblo State Park, the Colorado State Fair and an abundance of hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and golfing opportunities!
The purpose of the Museum Services Administrator is to increase use of digital services, library visits and program attendance by creating a positive experience for customers who visit the Rawlings Library. In addition, the Museum Services Administrator also provides professional exhibit guidance to all PCCLD branches and departments. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the Infozone Museum and travelling exhibit space, for developing educational programs and museum exhibits that appeal to diverse audiences, and for providing direct customer service.
The Museum Services Administrator reports to the Manager of Experiential Learning. This position works as a flexible team member of the department, serving customers and working with volunteers and related outside organizations to procure, publicize, install, maintain, and educate staff and community members about museum-type exhibitions at the Rawlings library and other district locations.
This position also works closely with the Finance department to address risk management and liability needs for acquired and in-house museum exhibits. The Museum Services Administrator represents the Library as a courteous and knowledgeable professional. Provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for the daily operations of the PCCLD museum and exhibit spaces, greets visitors, provides information about the museum space, exhibits, and other library programs and services. Demonstrates interactive exhibits for customers, prepares educational activities related to permanent and travelling exhibits, and facilitates tours of exhibits.
- Develops museum-quality exhibits.
- Performs research both independently and with a team to develop new tours, programs and special events that are creative, engaging and dynamic. Works with Special Collections department, branch libraries and community partners to develop in-house exhibits that feature relevant topics and themes for display at the Rawlings Library and branch libraries. Makes educational presentations to groups.
- Works with the department manager to plan and implement a yearly schedule of special programs and exhibits. Maintains the museum and exhibit space calendar of events. Ensures event and program postings are accurate and take place according to schedule.
- Applies for grants to bring local, state, federal and/or private travelling exhibits to the Rawlings Library. Manages grant funded exhibits and educational programs, ensures compliance with grant rules and guidelines.
- Works with Community Relations on the promotion of programs and exhibits.
- Develops partnerships with cultural, educational and community organizations.
- Performs within guidelines and standards for the preparation, installation, and storage of museum exhibits and works of art.
- Works with Facilities and team members to install traveling exhibits according to exhibit specifications and industry standards.
- Compiles program statistics, prepares reports, maintains program data and performs other administrative duties.
- Works with volunteers and interns on a regular basis.
- Stays current on trends in the Library Museum and Special Collections industries.
- Provides direct customer service; offers assistance with locating and accessing materials, staffs public service desk and provides call center support as needed.
- Instructs customers on use of library’s computers, devices, special equipment and e-resources including databases and digital collections. Stays current on use of new library technology resources.
- Proactively provides information to customers to promote library events and programs.
- Explains library regulations and procedures and resolves basic customer issues.
- Supports team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
- Participates in regularly scheduled department meetings. Attends All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to PCCLD.
- Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements. Stays current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists in the training of new employees and volunteers; may supervise work for special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
- May serve on library committees and special projects.
- Performs other duties as needed.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Salary Range: $46,675.20-$65,353.60
Benefits: PCCLD offers health insurance including a tele-health service, dental and vision insurance, HSA and FSA plans, employer-paid life insurance, and 401(k) and PERA retirement plans. Full-time employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.
Additional Info & Requirements
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in associated field with a Museum Studies certificate or ability to gain a certification in Museum Studies in the first year of position is required.
- 3 years’ experience working with library or museum exhibits is required
- Certification in Museum Studies or with Museum-quality exhibitions is required.
- Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or closely related field is preferred.
- Training in exhibit development is strongly preferred
Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of museum industry standards and best practices. Understanding of museum principles related to creation, installation, display, interpretation and storage of museum exhibits.
- Excellent organizational and planning skills are required with demonstrated creativity in developing exhibits and programs for diverse audiences.
- Must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate well with people of all ages, demographics, ethnic backgrounds and ability levels.
- Demonstrated maturity with the ability to oversee the operations of a public service area; independent judgment within procedural boundaries; effective problem solving skills.
- Proficiency in making engaging educational presentations to diverse groups.
- Familiarity with a variety of subject matters and skilled in historic research methods.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member.
- Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use a variety of electronic and digital devices and e-resources; possesses a keen interest in using and learning new technologies.
- Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pueblo City-County Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including gender orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
Apply on-line from our website: www.pueblolibrary.org/employment