Occ. Code 3813100

 

 

SENIOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER, GRADE 18

3813100

ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER, GRADE 21

3813200

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

          Positions in this series develop, coordinate and organize exhibits for the New York State Museum. These positions are only found in the State Education Department.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          Levels in this series are distinguished from each other primarily by the complexity of the work assigned and the independence with which duties are performed.

 

          SENIOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER:  performs the full range of duties under the supervision of an Associate Museum Exhibit Planner or other higher level staff.  An incumbent will assist with activities related to the development of State Museum exhibits.

 

          ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER:  advanced performance or first supervisory level; assignments typically involve more complex exhibit development responsibilities.  An incumbent may lead or serve on a multi-faceted exhibit development team and independently performs the full range of professional duties.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

          SENIOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER

 

Assists Museum staff and external experts to organize exhibits, providing scheduling, coordination and correspondence for the State Museum.

 

Conducts research required to provide the basis for exhibits.

 

Prepares outlines and summaries of plans for exhibit units, develops themes, messages, and approaches for exhibits.

 

Participates in the selection of specimens, objects, and graphic materials for use in exhibits.

 

Coordinates activities related to borrowed exhibits, including scheduling, delivery of materials, installation and de-installation.

 

Prepares copy for non-technical publications such as illustrated guides or descriptive pamphlets relating to exhibits and provides copy for audio-visual exhibit presentation.

 

 

          ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER

 

Responsible for overall management and coordination of exhibits.

 

Works with Museum staff and external experts to organize exhibits, providing scheduling, coordination and correspondence for the State Museum.

 

Assists with the organization of exhibit teams and provides administrative support with exhibit coordination.

 

Writes and edits text that accompanies exhibits.

 

Writes text that is used for Museum promotional publications, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and other exhibit related literature.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          SENIOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER

 

Non-competitive:  a bachelors degree in natural science (zoology, biology, geology), archaeology/anthropology, history, art or art history and two years of professional experience at a museum or cultural institution displaying exhibits, such as an art gallery, zoo, botanical garden, educational center or historical society.  A masters degree in museum studies may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  A doctoral degree in museum studies may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

 

 

          ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EXHIBIT PLANNER

 

Non-competitive:  a bachelors degree in natural science (zoology, biology, geology), archaeology/anthropology, history, art or art history and five years of professional experience at a museum or cultural institution displaying exhibits, such as an art gallery, zoo, botanical garden, educational center or historical society.  A masters degree in museum studies may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  A doctoral degree in museum studies may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

 

Date:  10/16

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of the duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum requirements for appointment or examination.