Job Opportunities

The Park City Museum in Park City, Utah is seeking a Collections Move Coordinator to assist the Curator with a large-scale collections move to a brand new off-site collections storage facility. The Collections Move Coordinator will become well-versed in planning and coordinating a collections move, re-organizing and re-housing techniques, packing methods and materials, basic inventory procedures, and data entry.

Job Description:

The Collections Move Coordinator’s central task will be to move roughly 3,200 objects from our current offsite collections storage space to a newly built collections storage facility. The Collections Move Coordinator, under the direction of the Curator, will evaluate and reorganize the collection, re-house and pack/unpack collection items, determine space and shelving requirements, physically move objects to the new facility, coordinate the move schedule, and update database records. The Collections Move Coordinator will be under the supervision of the Curator, and he/she will help supervise a Collections Move Intern, volunteers and hired movers.

Additional duties will include staffing the front desk, operating a cash register, answering visitors’ questions, researching and writing two articles for the local paper, cataloging, helping install/de-install exhibits and other collections tasks as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree, or working towards a degree, in History, Museum Studies or related field. Undergraduate candidates will be considered if no graduate candidates are identified.
  • Knowledge and experience with correct artifact handling techniques and re-housing/packing methods.
  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and an aptitude for spatial relationships.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Experience with museum database software (PastPerfect a plus); standard office computer skills are required.
  • Excellent written communication skills and legible handwriting.
  • Ability to climb ladders and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of museum management and procedures.
  • Experience working on previous collections moves a plus.

Schedule/Wages:

Preferred start date of May 1 (this is negotiable). This is a temporary position, $15/hour, 35 hours/week for nine months.  Hours will vary and include some evenings until 7:30 pm and some Saturdays.

Please send a letter of interest, resume and three references by Monday, March 13, 2017 to Courtney Titus, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, ctitus@parkcityhistory.org (with “COLLECTIONS MOVE COORDINATOR” in the subject).

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Park City Museum is looking to hire part-time Education docents to help with school field trips and after school groups. New hires will be trained in all aspects of the school programs. Requirements: Must enjoy working with children of all ages and should have a background in teaching or working with children. These positions are on an as needed basis typically during the school year averaging 3-6 hours per week, but may extend to summer for camp groups. The hourly pay will be $15. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: Diane Knispel, Director of Education, Park City Museum, P.O. Box 555, Park City, Utah 84060 or education@parkcityhistory.org.