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RESEARCH & PRESERVATION SPECIALIST I (Contractual) (Patterso...

locationCalvert - Maryland (MD),

atState of Maryland

Job Description:

Introduction

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is seeking to hire a full time, contractual Patterson Collections Technician for Jefferson Patterson and Museum (JPPM). Located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, JPPM is home to over 65 archaeological sites, more than 30 historic buildings and structures, and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. JPPM supports the preservation of Maryland's cultural resources and connects people to the past through the preservation and interpretation of our onsite historical and archaeological resources.

JPPM is seeking a detail-oriented candidate who is interested in the historical museum collections to fill the position of Patterson Collections Technician as part of a one-year IMLS grant-funded project “Patterson Collection Assessment and Accessibility Initiative”.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685

POSITION DUTIES

The IMLS grant-funded project 'Patterson Collection Assessment and Accessibility Initiative' will evaluate the status of the Patterson Collections, the JPPM historic and agricultural collections, and begin the process of upgrading the collections to industry standards for curation. This project will make our Patterson Collections more accessible to the public, expand our onsite offerings to better meet the needs of our visitors and better represent the diversity of the southern Maryland community, and create digital exhibits to allow individuals across Maryland and the country to engage with these resources. The Patterson Collections Technician will work alongside relevant JPPM staff to compile and organize the digital and physical collections data, enter the data into a database, correlate the data with the physical collections, and inventory and rehouse the physical collections. The Patterson Collections Technician will assist relevant staff in designing the database and will create new onsite and digital exhibits using items in this collection focusing on the agricultural heritage of southern Maryland.

Working with the relevant staff at JPPM, including but not limited to the Patterson Curator, the Executive Director, and the Assistant Director, the Patterson Collections Technician will:
  • Assist with the implementation of a single database to manage the historic collections of the Patterson Collections, including objects, photographs, oral histories, archives, and collection records.
  • Compile and organize the digital and physical collections data of the Patterson Collections, including but not limited to spreadsheets, printed copies of old catalogs, deeds of gift, and inventories, ensuring correlation with the physical objects.
  • Design a database and conduct data entry. Rehouse, re-label, and stabilize the physical collections as needed.
  • Assist with the creation of new onsite and digital exhibits, using items in this collection focusing on the agricultural heritage of southern Maryland.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associate
Degree or 2-year diploma in History, Anthropology, Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or a related field.
Experience: 1 year of professional experience or internships including one or more of the following: museum or archival collections management; complex data management and database development; digital and physical exhibit development.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Bachelor’s degree or certification from an accredited four-year college or university in History, Anthropology, Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or a related field.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

Attn: For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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