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MUSEUM EXHIBIT PROGRAM SPECIALIST

SUMMARY:

The Museum Exhibit Program Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating public museum exhibits, programs, and special events. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Coordinates with supervisor, curator, museum administration, and other staff to determine content and composition of exhibits.

Utilizes computer graphic creation and document paging programs to create exhibit graphics, in-house forms, correspondence, signage, labels, panels, and other graphics, as needed.

Utilizes scanners, digital camera, and photo manipulation software to duplicate and enhance images to be used in exhibits

Maintains an archive of historic images connected with the Old State House and current and past exhibits, making these available to staff, design groups, and graphics vendors for production of exhibits, exhibit elements, and interactive computer programs.

Produces and provides digital artwork, layouts, text, and images to design groups and graphics vendors for production of exhibits, exhibit elements, interactive computer programs for use on the Old State House website.

Researches fabrication materials and obtains price quotes on materials for use on exhibit elements, computer programs, and equipment for use in image archiving and creation of graphics.

Cleans and inspects exhibit cases and elements.

Repairs or informs technology support personnel of malfunction of exhibit audio/visual, interactive programs, and other working elements of exhibits.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of painting techniques. Knowledge of interior design techniques and color coordination. Knowledge of security techniques in hanging and mounting exhibit elements and artifacts. Ability to write descriptions and other exhibit labeling elements. Ability to use hand and power tools. Ability to work under time restraints and meet completion deadlines. Ability to proofread.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, art history, or a related field; plus two years of experience in museum activities or a related field. ?????

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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