Overview

Department: 024-Cultural Resources – State Museum
Job Number: 2021-00734

The Supervisor of Museum Programs and Exhibits will enhance the experience of Wyoming State Museum’s audience by guiding exhibits from conception to completion while managing the budgets, direct reports, and staff scheduling.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
  • Lead the effort to develop various exhibits and provide leadership in project management, design, fabrication, lighting, and installation.
  • Provide supervision to direct reports: Conduct performance reviews, provide coaching to ensure positive completion of assigned tasks.
  • Serves as liaison to other agencies to develop and maintain good working relationships with outside vendors and within different State of Wyoming government branches.
  • Works cooperatively with consulting exhibit design and fabrication firms, contributing to design development and exercising responsibility for design review, installation monitoring, and quality control.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a traveling exhibit program.
  • Assist with grant writing and development for museum projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred:

Preference will be given to individuals with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of exhibition and graphic design practices, including the use of CAD, graphic,
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software.
  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques of exhibit fabrication and graphic production, lighting systems, security and conservation requirements, and practices related to exhibitions.
  • Knowledge of website and audiovisual design and development; estimating, budgeting, and bidding practices; ADA standards; and museum philosophy, professional practices, and ethics.
  • Ability to translate interpretive ideas into visual form, conceptualize exhibition designs and specify designs in models, drawings, and written instructions.
  • Ability to fabricate and install exhibits; work cooperatively with consulting exhibition design and fabrication firms, exercising responsibility for design review, installation monitoring, and quality control.
  • Ability to manage projects effectively to meet deadlines; design, layout, and monitor the production of brochures, posters, and related materials.
  • Ability to conduct research and write effective exhibit labels.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in photoshop and CAD-based software, desktop publishing, and Microsoft office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)

Experience:

1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is typically performed at a desk and on the museum floor.
  • Work involves moving and lifting heavy exhibits crates/furniture. Must be able to lift 75 pounds

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.

Supplemental Information

024-State Parks and Cultural Resources – Cultural Resources – State Museum

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URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Human Resources Contact:

Katie Fujinami
307-777-3631
katie.fujinami@wyo.gov

Open Until Filled

About Wyoming State Museum-Cheyenne

The Wyoming State Museum is a state government agency organized under the Cultural Resources Division of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

The museum was established in 1895 by the 3rd State Legislature. The museum’s functions are guided by state statute to collect, preserve, and interpret a diverse range of objects, including history, art, anthropology, and natural history. These collections represent Wyoming’s heritage, from prehistory to the present day.

Admission to the museum and its programs is free. The museum’s permanent exhibits trace Wyoming’s past, featuring human history, major industries, paleontology, wildlife, and landscapes. Temporary exhibits include a changing gallery that highlights different Wyoming artists.

Regular public programs offer a range of opportunities to engage with the museum. In addition to its on-site exhibits and programs, the museum provides traveling exhibits, virtual field trips, and off-site programs. These off-site experiences allow the museum to reach an additional 80,000 people every year.

The Wyoming State Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.