The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is looking for a highly organized, focused, energetic individual to fill the position of a contracted (1099) Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Term of this contract is May 1 – September 30, 2021. The contractor commits to 24 hours a week, Monday-Friday (specific days to be negotiated) and works directly with the President and CEO. This contractor is responsible for the management and maintenance of all aspects of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Expert knowledge of PastPerfect V.5, Microsoft office, Excel, and PowerPoint required; Adobe Suites experience preferred. Contractor will have knowledge of the process of developing exhibits to include planning, design, fabrication, and installation. In addition, candidate will understand best practices and standards of collections stewardship as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.
Education and experience requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Historic Preservation, or equivalent; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies preferred. Minimum of 5-years curatorial and exhibition experience required.
Specific duties include:
Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, two writing samples, exhibition sample overseen by the candidate, and contract rate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant close date is 3/15/2020. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
The FAM is currently seeking internship applications for our 10-week internship program. For inquires, please contact Vicki Sowers at email@example.com or at 540-371-3037 ext. 130.
FAM is seeking volunteers to assist with researching, grant writing, and creating new traveling education programs. Please contact Vicki Sowers for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.371.3037.