Museum Collections Manager
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|PJ # 7077
|Museum Collections Manager
|About Our College:
|Located in the midst of the gorgeous natural beauty of the Adirondack Mountains of New York, SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus is about 25 miles south of the Canadian border in Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh is less than an hour from destinations such as Montreal (Canada), Lake Placid (New York), and Burlington (Vermont). SUNY Plattsburgh is a four-year, public, comprehensive, residential college and a member of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) comprehensive system of higher education committed to student-centered academic excellence. Regularly ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by the U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Plattsburgh has several attractive elements that have contributed to its increased profile in recent years, including one of the strongest international student presences in the SUNY system. The college’s current enrollment is more than 4,500 students and offers more than 60 degree programs across its three academic divisions. With our close proximity to the Canadian Border, the university also enjoys the advantage of serving as an intellectual resource for the North Country region in upstate New York and for the Quebec/New York corridor.
|About The Position:
|The School of Arts & Sciences provides excellence in learning opportunities for all students at SUNY Plattsburgh through a core liberal arts education. We develop students who can think critically, have mastered their discipline, can communicate effectively, and are broadly educated. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum (PSAM)collects, studies, preserves, exhibits, interprets, and publishes original works of art while advancing the academic goals of the college as well as contributing to the campus climate and the cultural education of the surrounding community. As an integral part of the department, this position will be responsible for ensuring the overall safety, preservation, maintenance, and documentation for all works in PSAM’s collection. Additional duties are expected to include, but are not limited to: receiving, preparing and cataloguing new acquisitions; planning and organization exhibition-related movement of objects; managing the database of collection contents and photography for the collection; and supervising art preparation staff, consultants and student workers. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices.
|Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Material Culture, Public History, Art History, Art or other related disciplineExperience handling and caring for material artifacts in a museum settingStrong computer and digital skills, including experience using collections management software, such as PastPerfect or similar, proficiency with MS Office, and the ability to learn new software programsExcellent research, writing, editing, and copyediting skillsAbility to handle multiple priorities with flexibility and adaptabilityExcellent project management and leadership skillsAbility to perform manual labor and repetitive actions over time, including bending, climbing, moving, and lifting material up to 40lbsKnowledge of best practices in conservation, object handling, insurance, and museum legal and ethical issuesDemonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff and administrators
|Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Material Culture, Public History, Art History, Art or other related discipline
|About Our Community:
|The College’s 256-acre campus sits on the edge of the city’s downtown area. Plattsburgh is home to a variety of arts and cultural venues, including the nearly 100-year-old Strand Theatre. Our active waterfront location features a small town feel combined with the advantages and opportunities of a larger urban center. The Plattsburgh area offers excellent schools, a vast health network and elder care services, along with wide retail offerings. It is an emerging home to microbreweries, wineries, community supported agriculture and more. The campus is within easy traveling distance to Montreal, Quebec; Lake Placid, N.Y.; and Burlington, V.T.
|$50,148 minumum, plus excellent benefits
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|Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter of interest that also addresses the qualifications, resume/CV, a one-page statement regarding diversity, equity and conclusion, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.
|SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.
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