The Museum Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seeks an Exhibit Historian. The position involves work that is highly professional in nature and held to high standards. Duties include the design and fabrication of exhibit components and artifact mounts, as well as researching, writing, and editing museum text. Incumbents work under the general supervision of the Director of Exhibits; however, incumbents will also work with the collections section to prepare storage mounts, as well as assist with the preservation and management of the museum’s collections. The Historian II must be creative, have a working knowledge of power tool operation and construction techniques, be able to work as part of a team with the ability to multi-task, and be willing to learn new techniques. The position requires a degree in graphic design, history, or a related field. Experience in exhibit design and production is preferred. Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Re:discovery Proficio is a plus.
Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:
- Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, in an academic field acceptable to the employing authority.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, and two (2) years of experience in work related to the above-described duties.
- Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED), and four (4) years of experience in work related to the above-described duties.
Experience in a field acceptable to the employing authority and education acceptable to the employing authority may be submitted on an equal basis.
Historian II, Jackson, Mississippi
Museum Division Exhibits Section
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Staring annual salary: $30,195.41 Plus Benefits
Deadline for receving applications: April 22, 2011
To apply for this position, please go to the State Personnel Board website at www.spb.state.ms.us, and submit an e-application, or call 601/576-6865 to request an application.
MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.