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Assistant Curator

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A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until position is filled and this position may close at any time. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Curator
Role Title Hist/Arch & Preserv II - 29032
Job Open Date 12/22/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $20.00/hour
Agency Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (425)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Williamsburg - 830
Sublocation
Position Number CUR09
Job Posting Number 1032764
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Hourly/Wage
Job Type Detail Wage Non-Faculty- W-1
Pay Band 04
Job Description

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a part-time Assistant Curator to support the future special exhibition Forgotten Soldier, opening at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in June 2019. Under the direction of the Special Exhibition Curator, this position will assist in developing exhibit content on the roles African Americans played in the American Revolution; research and identify relevant objects for loan, graphics, and potential partners; assist in securing and arranging object loans; assist with supporting the curatorial services team with other tasks related to the exhibition, as assigned. This is a temporary position that will be removed after the opening of the exhibition in the Summer of 2019.

This is a wage position limited to 1500 hours per year (which equates to about 29 hours or less a week) with no state benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant will have knowledge of 18th-century material culture to include ability to identify and describe artifact forms; ability to effectively organize, schedule and manage multiple tasks related to historical research and the coordination of loans; ability to support incoming artifact loan coordination activities associated with changing exhibitions; familiarity with and ability to apply best museum practices for artifact collections management, documentation and artifact preservation; computer skills with Microsoft Office applications required and familiarity of collections management databases preferred; ability to handle artifacts using best practices; safely climb ladders or steps; assist with movement of artifacts and crates and lift and move artifacts independently when appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Museum Studies, American Studies or related field required, master’s degree preferred.

Special Requirements

All full-time and part-time paid staff of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is required to complete and sign an Application for Employment. All volunteers of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation are required to complete an Application for Volunteerism. These documents require an employee or volunteer to certify that they have never been convicted for any type of violation. This is above and beyond VA Code §22.1-296.1-C which states “that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.” In addition, the Foundation completes both name and sex registry background checks through Virginia State Police on all paid and core volunteer staff and the Contractor will (i) maintain all employee certifications on file, (ii) require an employee to update the employee’s certification if the employee later is convicted of any reportable offense, and (iii) will make these certifications available for inspection upon request." Foundation staff must also be eligible to work using the E-Verify system through U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until position is filled and this position may close at any time. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA

Contact Information

Name Coy Mozingo
Phone
Fax
Email coy.mozingo@jyf.virginia.gov
Address

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
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    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
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  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter