The Littleton Museum
Curator of Exhibits
Organization: The Littleton Museum
Position: Curator of Exhibits
Pay Range: Starting pay range $67,800 – $82,900 per year
The Curator of Exhibits will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exhibitions, including history, fine arts, and eclectic subjects designed to inform and inspire the audience. Additionally, this position will play a key role in the revisioning of the Museum’s History Gallery, with an emphasis on developing through concept master plan and design phases the story lines of Littleton, including those of historically under-represented communities.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader, communicator, and collaborator, with a strong record of success in exhibit and graphic design, development, and implementation.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. Home to a vibrant and historic downtown, and a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see the 2023 Benefit Guide.
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.
Starting pay range $67,800 – $82,900 per year
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified or the position is filled, but preference will be given to complete applications received by November 26, 2023. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Researches, designs, and plans exhibits with staff and provides graphic layouts, working drawings, and budgets.
• Plans and schedules fabrication and installation of exhibits.
• Leads collaborative exhibit team.
• Serve as member of scrum team for exhibit planning and project management.
• Develops, produces, and coordinates the production of electronic and printed material to support and promote the exhibitions and programming initiatives of the museum.
• Generates new content and updates existing content to promote the museum’s programs, services, and events.
• Plans, designs, and produces labels, signage, original artwork graphics and publications for the museum, committees associated with the museum.
• Ensures efficient workflow of print projects including on-time delivery, monitors the budget and pursues opportunities for cost savings.
• Works with other museum team members to create and plan programming.
• Maintain exhibit page on museum/city website.
• Works with the city’s Communications Department to ensure consistency of messaging.
• Serves as a member of the museum leadership team and museum exhibit team assisting in developing strategies and plans for the department.
• Performs other similar assignments, duties, and projects as required.
• May serve as an Emergency Worker.
• Encourages an environment of collaboration and teamwork.
• Selects, trains, and evaluates employees.
• Completes assigned supervisory training.
• Provides guidance and assists employees in the fulfillment of responsibilities.
• Assigns and directs work; addresses and resolves issues.
• Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Commercial Art, Visual Communication, Museum Studies, Advertising/Marketing, English, or a similar field; and
• Five (5) years of experience in exhibit design; or
• An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
• Advanced knowledge and application skills in exhibit development, design, and implementation concepts.
• Advanced knowledge in graphic design, color management, graphic formats, prepress techniques, scanning techniques, portable document format (PDF), copy writing, color proofing, and color correction.
• Advanced verbal and communication skills.
• Ability to communicate with and market to residents and visitors through creative messaging and delivery.
• Knowledge and abilities involving the use of electronic information systems.
• Basic knowledge and application skills of carpentry, painting, and lighting techniques.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
• The essential duties/activities for the position are performed indoors; the indoor work environment includes exposure to odors, fumes, dust, mists, gases, and toxic, caustic chemicals. Minimal work is performed outdoors and subject to prevailing weather conditions.
• Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required. Physical activities required to perform the essential duties include frequent handling (lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling) of large, bulky, and awkward objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.