Museum Technician for the 1812 Wickham House and Museum Galleries [INTERNAL HIRE ONLY]
Reports to: The Elise H. Wright Curator of the General Collection
Job Posting Expires: Open until filled [INTERNAL HIRE ONLY]
[INTERNAL HIRE ONLY]
Position Title: Museum Technician for the 1812 Wickham House and Museum Galleries
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: 8 hours per week
General Responsibilities: The Museum Technician for the 1812 Wickham House and Museum Galleries will assist with the care and maintenance of the 1812 Wickham House interiors and the museum galleries including the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio. This work will involve the weekly care and cleaning the 1812 Wickham House collections and interior surfaces; the weekly cleaning of the museum galleries including the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio; and other duties as assigned by the supervisor on an “as needed” basis. The Museum Technician’s work is conducted in accordance with the museum’s official Collections Management Policy, adhering to the code of ethics advised by the American Alliance of Museums.
Reporting Supervisor: The Elise H. Wright Curator of the General Collection
Positions Supervised: none
Physical Demands: The Museum Technician must be able to use a telephone, computer keyboard and mouse; reach with hands and arms, speak for extended periods of time and listen. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit, as well as to lift and carry objects such as objects, boxes, books and files weighing up to 40 pounds; work within confined spaces; feel comfortable on a ladder; work around dust and mildew. The Museum Technician is required to stand, stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to focus. The physical demands described here are representative of the requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Core Responsibilities and Duties:
- Care and Cleaning
- Responsible for the weekly scheduled care and cleaning of the 1812 Wickham House interiors, exhibition galleries and supporting collections. Completes the maintenance log, carry out tasks including light dusting, vacuuming and other duties a outlines in the cleaning manual; alerts the Elise H. Wright Curator of the General Collections and the Museum Collections Manager/Registrar and the Director of Facilities of any issues in the Wickham House.
- Contributes to the planning and supports the installation and de-installation of museum collection material in the 1812 Wickham House and the museum galleries as needed.
- Actively supports the 1812 Wickham House and the General Collection and, upon request, other curatorial departments’ scheduled projects as needed.
- Keep up to date on current museum practices and policies;
- Act as a member of Collections Team and attends meetings as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The museum technician must be organized, detail-oriented and have the ability to manage multiple takes. The museum technician must posses a BA in history, art history or museum studies.
 DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
 FLSA stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1938 and is under Federal Wage and Hour statutes. The Fair Labor Standards Act uses the terms exempt and nonexempt to describe work that is included (nonexempt) or not included (exempt) in the Act’s overtime and record-keeping provisions. The Act requires that overtime (payment for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in one week) be paid to employees performing nonexempt work.View PDF