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Collections and Education Assistant
Elkhorn Valley Museum
Norfolk, NE

The Collections and Education Assistant will perform a wide-variety of duties related to museum operations, collection care, educational programming, and customer service that support EVM’s mission; will work with the Executive Director in support of special projects, programming, and exhibits; will be responsible fro the following: processing new artifact donations; administering monthly membership renewal paperwork; contributing to exhibits, newsletter, and social media.  Full Job Description: EVM Collections Ed Asst 2018

To apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to JoBeth Cox at jobeth@elkhornvalleymuseum.org. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Museums Collections Registrar
Nebraska History Museum
Lincoln, NE

Under limited supervision, coordinates incoming and outgoing loans and accessions; catalogs and maintains records of accession, condition, and location of objects in museum collection; coordinates the movement, packing, and shipping of objects in accordance with the museum’s guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations; performs varied administrative, technical, and/or program support work; performs related work as required.

Hours: 8-5, Monday – Friday.  May include occasional weekend work.

Coordinates all paperwork and maintains records relating to all Collections Division-wide collections objects going on exhibit. Division wide collection’s objects include museum artifacts as well as items from the public records, manuscript, photograph, audio-visual, library and archeological collections. Maintains records and handles paperwork on all division -wide incoming and outgoing loans including facilities reports and insurance. Assists Collections Division curators with the creation of acquisition paperwork as needed. Prepares acquisition reports for review of Collections Division curators and administrative staff as requested. Periodically reviews and evaluates the museum registration and catalog system to maintain applicability, consistency, and operation. Oversees the handling, packing, movement, and inspection of all objects entering and leaving the museum. Composes concise description of museum objects, and records descriptions for files and collection catalogs. Works on division-wide collections initiatives as needed. Supervises volunteer and student workers assigned to the Registrar’s Office. Coordinates the ordering of archival/museum supplies for the Collections Division.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in History or closely related field such as: Education, Museum Studies, Geography, or Anthropology AND two years of experience in a museum setting.
Knowledge of: Accessioning and loan procedures, cataloging methods for museum artifacts; Nebraska History history; museum collections management procedures; computerized database systems; principles and practices of the proper handling, cataloging, packing, and storage of museum collections; labeling and cataloging techniques and inventory methods; summarize technical data and conclusions of research and monitoring activities into reports; interpret and apply  instructions, administrative policies, and guidelines. Ability to: research and describe objects; label and store objects; maintain accurate records; communicate to all levels both orally and in writing; take initiative in planning own work and guiding the work of others; lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Skill in: computer operations to include collections management databases; photography; typing and filing; writing.

 

CURATOR/MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Center of Great Plains Studies
Lincoln, Nebraska

Plan, prepare, implement, publicize, promote and install art exhibitions and educational exhibits and programs pertaining to Great Plains/Western art. Care for and develop a growing art collection, which includes 8,500 art objects and 8,000 volume library of Western Americana. Build and maintain relationships with patrons, collectors, donors, and artists and work with other university units and public organizations to promote collaborative projects. Develop and implement a fund-raising plan to build financial support for the museum. Work with the Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies to plan and implement fund-raising events and marketing strategies to maintain and increase the collection.

View requisition S_180541 at https://employment.unl.edu to apply. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review will begin July 30. https://employment.unl.edu/postings/59804

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Minimum required qualifications: Master’s degree in art, art history, museum studies or related field required. Three years of experience in an art museum or related facility also required. Curator experience and public speaking experience essential.

 

Hagel Fellow
Criss Library Archvies & Special Collections
University of Nebraska – Omaha

The UNO Criss Library, Archives, & Special Collections is responsible for collecting, preserving, making available to the university community and public the specialized, rare, and unique material in the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, University Archives, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, and Special Collections & Rare Books. Chuck Hagel served as U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1997 to 2008, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2013-2015. The Hagel Fellow will assist with the arrangement and description and digitization of the Hagel Archives under the direction of the Hagel Archivist. Projects may include arranging and describing photographs, conducting a survey and writing detailed description of material, and identifying and describing speeches and press material for digitation. Six month appointment beginning fall 2016 or January 2017 with possibility of renewal. No more than 20 hours per week Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Full job description, https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/3817

 

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