State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PRESERVATION & MUSEUM SPECIALIST 2
Provided written and oral reports to board, staff and outside groups; gives addresses and lectures to students and/or visiting groups;
Assists with the Statewide inventory of historic places as required by existing statues; catalogues, keeps current, and maintains the State inventory of cultural resources;
Negotiates for and appraises artifacts for historical value and accession for museum retention;
Reviews inventory nomination forms for content and accuracy prior to submission to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation;
Construct, install and dismantle museum or gallery exhibits or displays;
Advise curators or administrator as to best means of accomplishing design;
Estimate and order installation materials such as plexiglass, sheetrock, plasterboard, framing materials, ink, solvents, and adhesives;
May supervise lower level staff.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: subject matter related to historical preservation including some knowledge of architecture; State and national history, archaeology, geography; research methods and administrative procedures.
Ability to: identify, classify, and describe historic properties; establish and maintain effective relationships with public and private individuals and organizations; express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing; coordinate acquisition and restoration projects.
Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, fine arts, education or closely related field
two years experience as a museum curator or equivalent.
Some positions require a Bachelor’s degree related to an assigned collection specialty. Some positions allow experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, to be substituted, year for year, for education.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 12, 2006.
Revise class. General revision, consolidates 4360 Preparator, revises definition, distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.