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Curator Job Description

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Position Summary:

1) Provide information from the institutions holdings to other curators to the public.

2) Train supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, and volunteers or interns.

3) Negotiate authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.

4) Plan conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.

5) Confer with the board of directors to formulate interpret policies, to define budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.

6) Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institutions services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances.

7) Schedule events, and organize details including refreshment, entertainment, decorations, and the collection of any fees.

8) Write review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.

9) Study, examine, and test acquisitions to authenticate their origin, composition, history, and to assess their current value.

10) Arrange insurance coverage for objects on loan or for special exhibits, and recommend changes in coverage for the entire collection.

11) Establish specifications for reproductions oversee their manufacture, or select items from commercially available replica sources.

12) Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes designs, and develop or install exhibit materials.

13) Design, organize, or conduct tours, workshops, and instructional or educational sessions to acquaint individuals with an institutions facilities materials.

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