MUSEUM SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - New Orleans, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree in American history, American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, history, historical geography, museum science, museology, or fine arts, plus four years of professional level curatorial experience. SUBSTITUTIONS: A master's degree in qualifying fields may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in any qualifying field except museum science or museology may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in museum science or museology may be substituted for three years of the required experience.

NOTE:
Advanced degrees may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

LOCATION & POSITION INFORMATION:
  • There are two (2) positions open in the LA State Museum located in New Orleans, LA.
  • One position is assigned to the exhibit collections and one position is assigned to the historical collections.
DUTIES:
Exhibit Collections – Responsible for managing a wide array of long-term and changing exhibition projects for facilities located for all of LSM’s locations statewide. Incumbent ensures efficient and meaningful interaction involving the LSM’s exhibition, curatorial, and education staff and all project-related outside consultants, designers, evaluators, fabricators, researchers, scholars, photographers, videographers, media designers, etc. Incumbent is responsible to ensure the appropriateness and accuracy of exhibition content, interpretive messages, themes, designs, and treatments.

Historical Collections – Responsible for the planning and execution of all community programming for the New Orleans area museum. Provide assistance support to the Interpretive Services department. Research, plan and execute all community programming. This includes, but is not limited to, lectures, family events, panel discussions, and special events. Work with the Museum’s auxiliary groups and plan annual budget for programming. Collaborate with local museums, universities, and archives in an effort to bring excellent programming to the museum. Collaborate with the Friends of the Cabildo to provide meaningful programs to the museum’s community.

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APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • If interested, applicants may apply in accordance with one of the following below:
ONLINE: Click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

PAPER: Although applying online is the preferred method, paper applications are still accepted. Paper applications may be mailed or faxed using the contact information provided below. The paper application is available for download at: http://www.civilservice.la.gov/Forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf .
  • Please submit a copy of all applicable college transcript(s) to your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.
  • Applicants using an international degree as a basis to qualify for the position must attach an equivalency evaluation statement.
DISQUALIFICATION:
  • While we would encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
  • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application or official Louisiana employment application as referenced above;
  • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application;
  • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement;
  • Failure to include the job title, job number CRT-2013-52427-CSH and completed supplemental questions (if applicable) with a paper application submission;
  • Failure to submit a paper application (by postmark, if mailed; or by date/time stamp, if faxed) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.
For further information about this vacancy, contact :
Casey Hickman, HR Analyst
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
PO Box 94361
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9361
Email: chickman@crt.la.gov
FAX: 225-342-7928

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To serve as the special projects coordinator in developing special projects for the State Museum including exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and publications.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
Broad from Museum Division Director or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
Project basis over other museum personnel.
Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism; Office of State Museum.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Curator 3 by project development, planning, and organizational duties.

Differs from Museum Division Director by the absence of division management responsibilities.

NOTE:
Automatic progression to this job is not intended for this series.

Examples of Work:

Plans, organizes, and implements special exhibitions, publications, educational programs, traveling exhibits, lectures, media programs, museum exchanges, and other special projects as assigned.

Negotiates with other regional, national, and international museums to loan or exchange exhibits.

Plans and arranges shipment of collection materials (logistical and security) in conjunction with the Collections division director.

Supervises and coordinates the work of special project teams.

Presents lectures and attends special events and conferences to promote museum activities.

Coordinates and implements a recruitment system to recruit volunteers for special projects.

Researches and develops pamphlets, articles, catalogues, etc., related to the collections and exhibitions of the State Museum.

Makes guest appearances on media programs to publicize special projects.

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