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									New Hanover County, NC                                                                                        Page 1 of 2

                                       MUSEUM EXHIBIT COORDINATOR

The following class specification is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position
assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

DEPARTMENT: Cape Fear Museum                                   REPORTS TO: Museum Director

CLASS SUMMARY

Incumbent has primary administrative responsibility for museum exhibits, information technology, facility maintenance
and supervision of staff assigned to accomplish the mission of the exhibit unit within the Museum.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Museum Exhibit Coordinator is a stand-alone classification. The Museum Exhibit Coordinator is distinguished from
other classes by its responsibility for providing professional level graphics design services. As a key member of the
Museum’s management, the Museum Exhibit Coordinator makes recommendations requiring discretion and good
judgment, as they significantly affect day-to-day operations and long-range planning. The Museum Exhibit Coordinator
acts in the capacity of Museum Director as necessary.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES

•   Supervises two or more full-time staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations;
    ensuring staff is trained; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
•   Manages all activities involving in-house and traveling exhibitions and special events to include overseeing
    scheduling, contract negotiations and payment arrangements; shipping; packing/unpacking; setting up/taking down
    exhibits; and choosing among display alternatives to maximize the quality of visitors’ experience.
•   Recommends budget needs for exhibits; monitors expenditures; prioritizes needs; researches, identifies and proposes
    best resources.
•   Oversees production of print materials to include designing, editing and printing; acquires and administers contracts
    for these services.
•   Coordinates the operation and appearance of building and grounds to include selecting and ordering materials;
    organizing construction projects; and overseeing general facility maintenance.
•   Coordinates museum information technology to include scheduling expedient repair responses; recommending
    equipment purchases; and developing and implementing policies.
•   Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
•   Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.

POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES

Does not apply.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge of:
• ADA requirements and OSHA regulations;
• Museum exhibit techniques;
• Museum practices, protocol and ethics;
• Basic artifact preservation and conservation principles;
• Exhibit preparation and execution;
• Desktop publishing principles;
• Security practices;
• Basic budget principles;
• Lighting principles;
• Construction and building maintenance principles;
• Print media and materials;
• Supervisory principles;
• Planning principles.
New Hanover County, NC                                                                                        Page 2 of 2

                                       MUSEUM EXHIBIT COORDINATOR

Skill in:
• Using computers and applicable software;
• Using hand and power tools;
• Using various office equipment;
• Fabricating display materials;
• Researching information;
• Writing articles and reports;
• Producing printed materials;
• Managing multiple projects;
• Preparing long-range plans;
• Directing the work of others;
• Supervising and evaluating performance.
• Organizing and prioritizing work assignments;
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
• Providing customer service;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc.
     sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Art History, Industrial Design, or a related field and three years of progressively
responsible supervisory and exhibit design experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient
to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION

None required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

Typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing,
pulling, feeling, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible
amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than
that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

May be subjected to travel.

GENERAL INFORMATION

FLSA Status: Exempt
Class Spec Established/Revised: E10/99; R6/01; R7/02

								
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