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September 10, 2014

TAHOE MARITIME MUSEUM SEEKS CURATOR

Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) seeks an experienced, creative professional for the position of Curator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator’s principal responsibilities are the care and management of the Museum’s artifact and archival collections. The job also entails researching artifacts and historical themes for the development of exhibits and programs. This position requires the ability to collaborate closely with the other members of the Museum staff and volunteers, and interact effectively with community members and the general public.

Responsibilities include:
 Collections care and maintenance
 Exhibition design and development
 Historical research for presentations and publications
 Recruiting, training, and supervising curatorial volunteers
 Developing and administering the curatorial budget
 Helping secure funding through grants and other sources
 Working occasional evenings, weekends, and special events

The ideal candidate will be well organized and creative, and have experience managing a collection in a Museum. He or she should have knowledge of or the willingness to learn about Lake Tahoe’s regional and maritime history. A Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies or a related field is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred. Tahoe Maritime Museum’s exhibitions and programming revolve around the marine environment and it’s preferred that the Curator has previous on-water experience. This position is full-time year-round; salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names of three professional references by email to info@tahoemaritime.org or by mail to: Curator Search, Tahoe Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 627, Homewood, CA 96141. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, with priority given to those received by October 15, 2014.

While we would like to personally thank everyone who submits an application, we will only contact those candidates who are selected to interview.