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Exhibit Preparator

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, St. Augustine

Job Title: Exhibit Preparator

Reports to: Interpretation Dividsion Director

Department: Collections & Interpretation Division

Schedule: Varies

Hourly

FLSA: Non Exempt

Job Description:
This position is responsible for ensuring that Collections & Interpretation Division is meeting needs of the visitor by providing tours and historic interpretation, exhibit maintenance and care, and data collection on exhibit conditions and visitor experience. This position will assist with exhibit installation and repair, public and educational program development, and research as needed. Weekend work is required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides site tours and shifts per the schedule and shares the robust history with our guests.
  • onduct regular exhibit housekeeping and maintenance
  • Works with Collections Manager/Registrar to ensure overall proper environmental conditions for artifact display and (when necessary) packing and shipping.
  • Implements and reports on visitor data collection to measure impact
  • Maintain
  • Works with team to make needed changes to exhibits and programs based on visitor data.
  • Assists with repair exhibit casework and conservation objects on exhibits.
  • Supervises interns and volunteers as appropriate and assigned by supervisor.
  • Works with exhibit team to provide research, care, and finishing of included objects.
  • Assists with inventory of exhibit assets.
  • Assist team members with the authorship and development of exhibit labels, visitor handouts, and other interpretative materials.
  • Participate in the grant writing, defending and managing grants as requested.
  • Participates in conceptualizing, designing, and executing exhibits.
  • Performs all duties in strict compliance with St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Inc. collections policies and procedures, regulations and other applicable federal, state and local laws. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or a closely related field with one year experience. Two to four years experience in museums collections, artifact conservation and exhibit design/fabrication preferred. Working knowledge of professional museum principles, practices, and procedures, specifically in collections care and exhibition design.  AAM Accreditation experience is a plus. Basic computer skills and experience with word processing and database management.  Excellent presentation skills.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Outstanding interpersonal and managerial skills.  Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
The duties above indicate the essential functions of the job.  Physical requirements are those present in normal office environment conditions, including lifting of 25 lbs. A small amount of business travel is required. Must be able to climb the lighthouse tower and perform required duties for periods of 2.5 - 3 hours in all Florida weather conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs.

Uphold our Mission Statement
To discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.

To Apply:
Qualified individuals Please send CV / Resume to: mcorlieto@staugustinelighthouse.org

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