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Objective: Seek the Position of Senior Museum Technician to Assist the Curator in Acquiring and Preserving Important Documents and Other Valuable Items for Permanent Storage or Display in a Major Museum.
A highly experienced, enthusiastic and result oriented Museum Technician with a track record in correcting, updating, and maintaining Museums' archaeology and ethnology collections management databases; assisting curators by performing various preparatory and maintenance tasks on museum items; as well as assisting curators with research.
Over Twelve years of result-filled record keeping experience.
Deep knowledge of professional archaeological principles, materials, methods and practices.
Remarkable knowledge of museum practices and methods, including the proper methods of storing and processing a variety of specimens and the general care of properties in an archaeological museum.
In-depth knowledge of accessioning, cataloging and indexing.
Expertise in museum exhibitions methods and practices, including the proper method of developing planning and implementing museum exhibits.
Uncommon ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
Unmatchable ability to install and design exhibits.
Proficiency at developing exhibit-related educational programs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
Remarkable ability to present an archaeological museum as a scientific, educational and civic asset to the community.
Solid organization, detail-oriented and great ability to manage multiple takes.
Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN 2000 - Present Museum Technician
Assist with improvement to the storage of archives objects, on-site and off-site, through improved storage and rehousing.
Develop inventories of collections, on and off-site, as well as an inventory for all objects on display.
Ensure the safety of personnel working within the collections by safety clean-up.
Assist with revision of collection management policies, procedures and forms.
Input inventories, collect data, and catalogue information into collections management software system, including current location.
Photograph collected objects in off-site storage locations.
Implement institution's security procedures.
Keep up to date on current laws, practices and policies.
Design and construct museum exhibits, frames, housing, mounts, display case, lighting, theatrical sets and theatre costumes through use of specialized woodworking, metal working, welding, carpentry, electrical, glazing, draping, patterning and stitchery techniques.
Fabricate and reproduce specimens, backgrounds and structures, ensuring artistic effort and scientific accuracy.
Perform minor conservation treatment (mending small tears, surface cleaning) and recommend conservator attendance when necessary.
Maintain facility, climate control systems, exhibits, costumes, collections, and workshop tools and machinery.
Minneapolis University, Minneapolis, MN 1995 - 2000 Museum Assistant
Performed clerical functions incidental to construction activities.
Inputted to and retrieved information from museum collection management database and other computerized systems.
Conducted research related to construction activities.
Communicated with designers, exhibit originators, conservators and curators to provide and obtain information.
Developed time and cost estimates. Monitored budget and other financial material.
Ordered material and supplies.
Handled, moved, packed and unpacked works of art for exhibits, storage and loan, utilizing specialized methods and materials.
Installed and disassembled exhibits and sets. Prepared collection for exhibition.
Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN 1993 - 1995 Collections/Exhibitions Assistant (internship)
Worked within the Collections and Exhibitions division of the museum, with focus on work in the archival and objects collections, including assisting staff with research, exhibit development, preparation, and label writing, storage refinement, writing one postcard-related research article for a Museum publication, and other collections tasks. The position included occasional evening and weekend work with large-scale public events.
BA Anthropology, New York University, NY (1992)
Computer Skills: Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel