Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Opening: Archaeological Collections Move Coordinator - New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Job Title: Archaeological Collections Move Coordinator (DCA#10107599)
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 04/27/12 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $12.15 - $21.61 Hourly
$25,272.00 - $44,948.80 Annually
Job Type: Sponsored Term Funded Position
Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico
Department: Department of Cultural Affairs

Purpose of Position
The purpose of the position is to coordinate and supervise all aspects of a project move of archaeological collections to the new Repository at the Center for Archaeology, to include rehousing , bar coding, packing, moving bulk collections, ordering necessary packing and storage supplies and equipment. Coordinating collections pickups and drop offs with the moving company and performing collections data entry and artifact records updates.

If you have indicated in your application that you have an education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s), visibly marked with the “Degree Awarded/Conferred” and the “Date Awarded/Conferred,” and include it with your application. Your application WILL NOT be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information.

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Occupation Description
Prepare specimens, such as fossils, skeletal parts, lace and textiles, for museum collection and exhibits. May restore documents or install, arrange, and exhibit materials.

Nature of Work
Museum technicians, commonly known as registrars, assist curators by performing various preparatory and maintenance tasks on museum items. Museum Technicians may also answer public inquiries and assist curators and outside scholars in using collections.
Conservators manage, care for, preserve, treat, and document works of art, artifacts, and specimens. This is work that may require substantial historical, scientific, and archaeological research. They use x rays, chemical testing, microscopes, special lights, and other laboratory equipment and techniques to examine objects and determine their condition and the appropriate method for preserving them. Conservators document their findings and treat items to minimize deterioration or to restore them to their original state. Conservators usually specialize in a particular material or group of objects, such as documents and books, paintings, decorative arts, textiles, metals, or architectural material. In addition to their conservation work, conservators participate in outreach programs, research topics in their area of specialty, and write articles for scholarly journals. They may be employed by museums or work on a freelance basis.

Examples of Duties:
Distinguishing Characteristics of Levels
Note: Examples of Work are intended to be cumulative for each progressively higher level of work. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning other duties which are reasonably within the scope of the duties.

Employees in this Role are responsible for the care of collections of objects/artifacts.
Employees perform various preparatory and maintenance tasks on museum items or are responsible for the permanent records of museum collections and loans to include acquisition, description, location, and disposition or are responsible for the technical examination, sampling, testing, and preventative and corrective treatment of museum collections; monitor climatic conditions; prepare scientific reports and analysis of data; and may work on integrated pest management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Art History or other area of specialization such as Museum Studies, Museology, Conservation Science, Anthropology, or History; and one (1) year supervised experience working with museum artifacts/collections. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling three (3) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements: N/A

Statutory Requirements: N/A
Knowledge & Skills


English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.


Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Supplemental Information:

Working Conditions: Ability to lift boxes or artifacts that may weigh up to 50lbs., able to climb step ladders to place or retrieve artifacts and boxes and able to withstand extremely dusty conditions.

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