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Senior Museum Registrar

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee

Salary Range: $29,344.38 - $41,000.00 plus additional State benefits

Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2021

Job Summary
The Museum of Florida History is the state history museum in Tallahassee with a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret human culture in Florida, and to promote and encourage knowledge and appreciation of Florida’s history throughout the state. The senior museum registrar plays a significant role in accomplishing this mission. See specific duties and responsibilities below.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in museum studies, history, American studies, anthropology, art history, humanities, public history, or other related field.
  • Two (2) years full-time working, interning, or volunteering in a museum, with at least one (1) year full-time working directly with historical collections in a museum. A cover letter and resume must be submitted to support this qualification.


  • Experience working as a registrar in a history museum or historic house museum.
  • Experience mounting and installing historical objects for exhibition.
  • Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office products and collections management system.

Special Note:
Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

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Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all artifact acquisitions are processed and that records and legal documents are initiated, completed, and maintained; includes receiving, accessioning, marking artifacts, preparing appropriate forms, taking documentary photographs, storing artifacts, and performs as a team lead to volunteers, interns, and OPS staff performing these tasks.
  • Processes documents and artifacts for incoming and outgoing loans; includes record keeping, condition reporting, and making arrangements for packing, unpacking, storage, shipping, and insurance.
  • Serves on exhibit and project teams, participating in the research and planning phase of exhibits, the installation of artifacts, and performing the tasks associated with loans.
  • Coordinates activities relating to the entry of the Museum's collections into the Museum's main database.
  • Serves on the Museum's Collections Committee, participating in the acquisition of artifacts for the Museum's collection and in making plans for their management and use; prepares and distributes agendas and minutes of the meetings.
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of artifacts and storage areas and maintains records on the location and movement of objects; includes assisting with annual inventory of the collection.
  • Responds to requests from the public for information on objects in the collection and on their care and management; includes giving occasional programs for the public.
  • Performs other work related duties as required; including assisting in the maintenance of museum collections, reference materials and library.


  • Knowledge of American history, obtained through course work or on the job
  • Knowledge of museum terminology and programs
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of artifact care and conservation
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar usage
  • Ability to collect and maintain artifacts
  • Ability to analyze and interpret artifacts
  • Ability to photograph objects
  • Ability to proofread text for typewritten and grammatical errors and to make corrections
  • Ability to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar usage
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, collections research, digital image data management, and preparation of exhibit plans and reports
  • Ability to organize information in a logical sequence
  • Ability to compose correspondence
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner
  • Ability to work with other people on projects and teams
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize and maintain paper and electronic filing systems
  • Ability to follow established procedures

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment. If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints. We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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