Thursday, February 20, 2014

Employment Opportunity: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Museum Curator
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD
$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

The NIST Information Services Office (ISO) is seeking an experienced individual to curate NIST’s scientific artifacts and convey research results via physical and digital exhibits and displays. ISO is a team-based environment, which emphasizes knowledge sharing and collaboration to provide services to NIST scientific and technical staff. The incumbent serves as Museum Curator to develop ISO’s strategic plans for exhibiting and communicating NIST’s rich history. The incumbent will identify strategies for understanding and presenting current exhibits and creating new exhibits at NIST Gaithersburg and Boulder sites. The incumbent proposes and develops exhibit topics and design specifications. Exhibit plans include brochures and tours. The incumbent is responsible for collection development and contacts NIST scientists regarding collection development and objects for acquisitions. The curator is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the Registrar's database and the Heritage Assets inventory and audits. The incumbent oversees the photographing of all objects according to established standards. Conducts Museum tours and oversees trunk shows. In partnership with ISO’s Digital Services librarians the incumbent will develop and provide consultation on methods for digital data stewardship including managing, describing, preserving, and making artifact data accessible to appropriate audiences via museum collection management systems and digital repositories. The incumbent will prepare information for data entry, publication, reporting, and content management system ingest. The incumbent will identify and recommend tools, techniques, and practices for management of museum artifact data. The incumbent will monitor, investigate, and report on emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in museum services

Apply online from Thursday, February 20, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014

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