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Coordinator 117010

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus, Downtown Pensacola
Categories: Advertising, Arts & Media, Management

Please review the requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Position Number: 117010
Position Title (Classification Title):  Coordinator 117010, Coordinator
Working Title:  Curator of Exhibits
Job Summary: As Curator of Exhibits, this person will maintain the Museum's exhibit schedule, research topics for future exhibits, work closely with the Exhibit Designer on new exhibits, arrange for and facilitate traveling exhibits, and work with the Registrar to arrange in-coming loans and new donations for exhibit purposes. The main tasks will include topic selection, research, cataloging, selection of artifacts and documents, interpretation, artifact preparation, text and label writing, exhibit design, exhibit A/V content and implementation, installation, de-installation, and maintenance of changing exhibits throughout the Historic Trust site. Collaborates with staff, UWF professors, students, and community members to undertake and complete exhibits, programming, and site interpretation.
Department UWF Historic Trust
FLSA: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience: or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.
Position Qualifications: Experience in museum interpretative techniques and the communication of historical concepts through exhibits, which include conceptualization, research and development of exhibits interpreting historical topics. Experience with museum practices, exhibition planning and implementation, collections policies, artifact research and documentation, artifact cataloging and identification. Excellent writing abilities, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects are essential; must be able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field plus 4 years of experience directly related to the job functions required. Experience working in an exhibit department, using design software such as Photoshop and InDesign, along with logistics necessary to implement an exhibit from start to finish is desirable.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 20% - Research topics for exhibits, select suitable artifacts, secure loans of supplemental items, and write text and labels for exhibits. Work with the Exhibit Designer on layouts, graphic design, A/V content, interactives, installation, and maintenance of museum exhibits. Work with Public History students to teach/demonstrate appropriate processes/techniques involved in museum exhibitions. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Work with Registrar and Archivist to document, catalog, and research artifacts and documents acquired for the permanent collection. Assist in the repair, restoration, and cleaning of artifacts that are loaned or in the permanent collection. Aid in the supervision of volunteers, OPS and/or students performing these activities. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Establish and maintain a schedule for at least three years in advance of changing exhibits for the Museum galleries. Arrange for traveling exhibits or arrange loans from other individuals or museums to supplement museum exhibits. Write exhibit proposals and Identify and secure grants or other funding opportunities for future exhibits. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Work with Education Department to provide information about exhibits &/or artifacts for school and other education programs. Disseminate information to the public about the museum’s exhibits and collections through the publication of catalogs or public speaking. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Performs other duties as assigned. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Respond to student & public inquiries about museum exhibits, artifacts & local history. Respond to public inquiries concerning the identification, care, and restoration of privately owned artifacts & documents. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more disagreeable environmental factors, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with often to the point of being objectionable.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
  • Climbing or balancing: Frequently
  • Stooping: Frequently
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Frequently
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job: This position requires a criminal background screen. 
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8:00 -4:30
Contract Period  
Salary Range $36,000 - $40,000
Pay Basis Annually
Closed/Preferred Response Date: 1/06/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
Applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references.
An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

Applicant Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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