ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER

  • 16 Nov 2018 11:17 AM
    Message # 6910611

    UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND HISTORIC HOUSES, Oxford, MS

    Definition of Class

    This position oversees the Museum’s Greek and Roman antiquities collections and coordinates community outreach in relation to the Collection. The incumbent frequently makes decisions exercising discretion and independent judgment in providing oversight of project communications, meetings; project milestones and deadlines tracking; communicating with exhibition design consultants, managing project files and project archiving, and assisting with coordination of project fundraising, donor cultivation, and grant writing and research activities.

    The department requests that candidates provide resume and cover letter.

    Examples of Work Performed

    • Coordinates community outreach in relation to the Collection, promoting the Collection on campus and within the Memphis and regional Greek-American community.
    • Assists Classics faculty in identification of objects and subject matter to generate scholarly discourse on the collections.
    • Advises or selects objects for coursework based on faculty need. (Images; file information in packets; etc.)
    • Supervises students, both undergraduate and graduate. May provide guidance to Classics interns when partnering on Collection-related research.
    • Speaks about the collection to visiting classes and Classics scholars, provides tours, access to collections and campus classroom visits.
    • Updates Antiquities Collections Database: compares and consolidates files, enters publications, purchase records, notations and label revisions to official files.
    • Responds to inquiries about the Collections, as needed.
    • Coordinates the storage, organization, and accessibility of antiquities objects in the Collections Storage. Organizes objects by material, utility, and period; organizes coins by region, image, and chronology.
    • Maintains familiarity with the known provenance and value of objects and a high awareness of preservation and conservation issues in the handling and storage of the antiquities collection artifacts.
    • Supervises digitization (digital photography) of objects in the antiquities collection; formats for print, online use and Collections Database.
    • Conducts exhibit installation; and casework and display assembly. Handles fragile artifacts requiring specialized procedures specific to object type.
    • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

    Essential Functions

    The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

    1. Manages the Museum’s Greek and Roman antiquities collections.
    2. Coordinates community outreach in relation to the antiquities Collection.
    3. Provides oversight of project communications, meetings; project milestones and deadlines tracking.
    4. Assists with coordination of antiquities-related fundraising, donor cultivation, grant writing and research activities

    Requirements

    Minimum Education/Experience

    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Art/ Art History, History, Anthropology or a related field.

    AND

    Experience:
    Two (2) years of experience related to the above described.

    Substitution Statement:
    Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources