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Job Posting: Education Curator, Nevada Historical Society

  • 1.  Job Posting: Education Curator, Nevada Historical Society

    Posted Aug 02, 2022 04:26 PM

    The Nevada Historical Society, located in Reno, Nevada, is hiring for an Education Curator! Please see the job posting below. To apply, visit


    Job Title: CURATOR 3

    Requisition ID: 12663

    Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

    Posting Close Date: 8/19/2022

    Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks





    Work Type: PERMANENT

    *Pay Grade: GRADE 35

    Salary Range: $51,803.28 - $76,921.92

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time


    Recruiter: ADRIAN L FOSTER

    Phone: 702 486-2911



    Position Description

    This is a Curator of Education (Curator III) position within the Nevada Historical Society (NHS), Division of Museums and History at the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and is located in Reno, Nevada. The NHS is an educational institution and public history center that incorporates the functions of a research library and archive, a museum, public programs venue, academic research, and educational offerings for all ages. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Director of the NHS and in conjunction with NHS staff to manage and develop NHS's educational programs and will plan, develop, and manage education programs, encompassing guided tours, school tours and workshops, lecture series, special events, and outreach to schools and community organizations. The incumbent will supervise, recruit, and train interns, docents, and volunteer and will also oversee the publication of the Nevada Historical Society Q and newsletters. The incumbent will work with other curators on exhibit planning and development, will prepare marketing materials and advertisements, and assist with the cultivation of partnerships with other cultural organizations, agencies, community organizations, and businesses for resource development. In addition to educational management and planning functions, the incumbent will play an active role in the day-to-day operations of the NHS and can expect to spend part of their time in work that sustains the Nevada Historical Society's public services and advances the overall mission and strategic plan of the Nevada Historical Society. This includes managing visitors; developing new initiatives; assistance with grant-writing; maintaining and creating accurate data using agency software and databases including PastPerfect; operating admissions and museum store when needed; and other duties as assigned.

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    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus three years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included directr esponsibility for museum collections involving the preparation of exhibit text regarding complex technical information, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


    The Examination

    Application Evaluation Exam

    The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


    Special Requirements

    - Working nights, weekends, and holidays required.

    - A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

    - A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

    - Flexible and/or rotating shifts are required.

    - A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.


    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


    *The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Sarah Patton
    Nevada Historical Society
    1650 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503
    (O) 775.688.1190 ext. 227

    Office Hours Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 4:30