This position provides subject matter expertise relevant to military material culture and Wisconsin military history. This position participates in developing targeted collections acquisition strategies that support the mission-based programs of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. This position also researches, identifies and secures new acquisitions for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum from donors and other sources, and makes recommendations regarding reference material acquisitions.
Activities also include serving as a key member of the Exhibits Committee, providing research and material knowledge expertise in the development of exhibit themes and concepts. This individual provides historical content for resources such as exhibit technology, social media posts and other initiatives to share expertise, engage the public and increase accessibility to the collection.
This position also develops and schedules adult public programs based on military history topics including lectures, workshops and special events. Tasks also include working closely with the Curator of Education in developing and implementing standardized evaluation for all public programs and events.
Special Notes :
Due to the nature of this position, WDVA will conduct a background check prior to an offer of employment.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge of: collection development and acquisition plans; exhibit development techniques and procedures; visitor services and event planning
Skill in: working effectively with a committee; working with donors to negotiate acquisitions; oral and written communications; conducting historical research; exhibit fabrication
Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively follow procedure and monitor projects
Starting salary is between $35,291 and $43,848 annually, plus benefits. This position is in pay schedule and range 13-04. A six-month probationary period may be required.
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