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05-20-2013, 08:00 AM
Collections Manager

Position Title:
Collections Manager

Company Name:
City of Farmington

Job Function:
Registrar/Collections Management

Entry Level:

Job Type:

Farmington, New Mexico, 87401, United States

May 16, 2013

Job Duration:

Min Education:

Min Experience:
1-2 Years

Required Travel:

$17.88 - $21.53 (Hourly Wage)


Contact Person: Human Resources Department
Phone: 505-599-1132

Email Address: personnel@fmtn.org
Fax: 505-599-1135


Job DescriptionSELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: Interview Process

Responsible for the preservation, documentation and management of over 8,000 objects in the Farmington Museum collection. Work involves acquisition, registration, cataloging, environmental control, loan processing, records computerization, storage maintenance, arrangement and description, handling requests for photographic reprints, and retrieving materials in response to research requests. Identifying and contacting potential donors, conferring with curator on donors.
Works under the direction of the Museum Director.
Responsible for the security of artifacts in museum collection and exhibit areas. Performs daily walk through of exhibit and storage areas to check for security issues including insect/pest presence, environmental concerns such as water leaks, and Administrative maintenance of areas. Communicates finding with Museum Director and performs follow through if necessary work is to be performed.
Prepares facilities for upcoming traveling exhibits. Processes all necessary paperwork related to the exhibits such as condition report, damage reports, correspondence with lenders, storage paperwork, etc. Schedules volunteers to assist with set up of exhibit.
Works closely with in-house exhibits. Compiles lists for curator and staff of objects and photographs. Compiles historical information on collection objects or photographs for labels or brochures.
Process duplication requests from photo collection when required. Makes arrangements for reprints and enlargements and processes necessary paperwork for requests.


This position is subject to the Cityís Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.
Extensive background checks required.
Bachelor's degree in history, museum science or related field and two (2) years experience in a museum setting, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid New Mexico driverís license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.
Experience in museum education, environmental education and/or primary science curriculum required.
Knowledge of basic principles and methodology for museum education.
Must be available to work a varied work week to include weekends, evenings and holidays as required.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Must possess excellent grammar and composition capabilities.
Must possess a high degree of proficiency in public relations skills.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F
For a more detailed description of job duties, contact City of Farmington Human Resources, 850 Municipal Drive, Farmington, New Mexico 87401, 505-599-1132
e-mail personnel@fmtn.org, or visit our website at www.fmtn.org.