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ASSISTANT CURATOR, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIONS , MIT Museum , to join the Collections Team and report to the curator of the Science and Technology collections. Will carry out research and develop, interpret, and manage an active collecting program, including oversight of conservation and preservation activities consistent with the Museum's mission. Responsibilities will include developing exhibitions in liaison with appropriate MIT faculty and staff, scholars, and specialists; developing and contributing to educational and public programs; and responding to inquiries about areas of expertise within the history of science and technology. In 2020, the Museum entered a period of significant transition to begin dual relocation endeavors to a new museum building (opening 2022) and new collections processing and storage facility (off-campus, opening 2023). During this three-year period, a major focus of the assistant curator's efforts will be on a wide range of activities and tasks to ensure the successful opening of the new museum and relocation of the museum's science and technology collections.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in maritime history/studies, history of technology and/or science, or related field; knowledge of U.S. history; at least three years of experience in curatorial and collections work; demonstrated knowledge of interpreting, developing, and managing museum collections; knowledge of and practical experience with collections database and management systems; experience identifying and developing conservation and preservation treatments for the varied artifacts in science and technology; experience handling, packing, and moving collections; knowledge of developing and maintaining museum exhibitions and exhibition-related programs; and excellent writing skills. Job #18886-6
Internal Number: 18886
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