State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PRESERVATION & MUSEUM SPECIALIST 1
Assists in the maintenance of museum collections and collection records;
Assists in the preparation of requests for grants;
Assists with public tours or other educational outreach programs;
Reviews work of professional staff to assure input/output is in conformance with rules, laws and policy which requires substantial knowledge of the agency and its programs;
Maintains interpretive facilities, exhibits and exhibit cases, interpretive trails, and audio-visual equipment;
Performs building and grounds maintenance work such as mowing lawns, polishing floors, washing windows, and cleaning restrooms;
Assists in providing training in proper museum techniques for staff and volunteer; leads volunteers.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: basic administrative procedures and practices; State and departmental policies; historical society/arts commission programs, policies and procedures.
Ability to: prepare coherent and meaningful reports; express himself/herself well orally and in writing; work effectively with others.
Positions typically require satisfactory completion of two years of college work in history, English, education, fine arts, art history, anthropology, archaeology, or museology
two years experience working with museum collections, exhibits, artifacts, preservation, acquisition or restoration.
Experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, may be substituted, year for year, for education.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 25660 Arts Program Assistant, 25680 Museum Aide, 25691 Museum Assistant; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision, revises distinguishing characteristics to definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.