You must submit Application Supplement No. 2013-051-1 with your online or paper application.  If you qualify based on coursework (see “Job Requirements”), you must submit a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-051

ISSUED  AUGUST 7, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

MUSEUM CURATORS AND SUPERVISORS

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule and Starting Salary

 

1.

Museum Curator, History 1

26160

*

2.

Museum Curator, History 2

26170

*

3.

Museum Curator, Archeology 1

26390

*

4.

Museum Curator, Archeology 2

26400

*

5.

Museum Curator Supervisor, Earth Sciences

26150

*

6.

Museum Curator Supervisor, History

26180

*

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

* Contact the Office of Human Resources in the “Job Opportunities” section of this Announcement for salary and wage information.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JUNE 28, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Museum Curator, History 1 – You will perform professional curatorial work in the care of collections in one or more state museums, field museums or historic sites, in the fields of decorative arts, fine arts, history, science, and/or industry and technology.  You will accession, preserve, catalog, store, and utilize artifacts and objects of historical interest; recommend deaccession of artifacts and objects; research, document, number, and label collections; design, install, and maintain exhibits; prepare and conduct educational programs; and write articles, correspondence, and reports.

 

Museum Curator, History 2 – You will perform the same professional curatorial work as a Museum Curator, History 1 with minimal supervision, as well as locate, identify, and encourage the donation or sale of artifacts and objects suitable for augmenting the collections at the state museum, field museums, or historic sites.  You may also provide professional advice and guidance to preparators, artists, staff, contractors, or volunteers.

 

Museum Curator, Archeology 1 – You will perform the same professional curatorial work as a Museum Curator, History 1, except with artifacts and objects of archeological or ethological interest.  You will also perform field work, and collect and oversee the packaging and transport of objects.

 

Museum Curator, Archeology 2 – You will perform the same professional curatorial work as a Museum Curator, Archeology 1 with mininal supervision, as well as coordinate and record the activities of public, private, lay, amateur, and professional agencies and groups engaged in field or research archeological projects.  You may also provide professional advice on site maintenance and the preservation of discoveries.

 

Museum Curator Supervisor, Earth Sciences - You will perform the same curatorial work as a Museum Curator, History 2, as well as direct and coordinate the curatorial activities of the earth sciences section of the state museum and at field sites.  You will organize and coordinate programs with other public and private agencies, institutions, and individuals; provide consultative services on the classification, preservation, and exhibition of earth science specimens; and supervise professional, technical, clerical, and volunteer employees, which includes assigning and reviewing work and evaluating performance.

 

Museum Curator Supervisor, History – You will perform the same curatorial work as a Museum Curator Supervisor, Earth Sciences, with the focus being on a regional or statewide history curatorial and/or collections management program.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission’s offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

Minimum Requirements

Museum Curator, History 1 – One year of museum curatorial experience in the care and exhibiting of museum collections of historical significance, and a bachelor’s degree; OR a master’s degree in American history, fine arts, or related fields, or one or more of the sciences, which included courses dealing with historical treatment of aesthetic and/or social and/or scientific, industrial, and technological developments in America; and including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Museum Curator, History 2 - One year as Museum Curator, History 1; OR one year of curatorial work in any one or more of the fields of history or decorative arts, history of fine arts, history, or history of science, industry, and technology, and a master's degree in American history, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Associate of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Museum Curator, Archeology 1 - One year of museum curatorial experience in the care and exhibiting of archeological collections and a bachelor's degree with major course work in archeology or anthropology; OR a master's degree in archeology or anthropology including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Museum Curator, Archeology 2 - One year as a Museum Curator, Archeology 1; OR one year of curatorial work in the field of archeology, and a master's degree in archeology or anthropology, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Museum Curator Supervisor, Earth Sciences - One year as a Museum Curator, Earth Science 2; OR two years of curatorial work in the earth sciences field, and a master's degree in geology or one of the other scientific specialty subjects in the earth sciences field, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Museum Curator Supervisor, History - One year as a Curator History 2; OR two years of curatorial work in any one or more of the fields of history of decorative arts, history of fine arts, history, or history of science, industry, and technology, and a master's degree in American history, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions are in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) located in the State Museum in Harrisburg (Dauphin County), and statewide at various historic sites and museums in Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Centre, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties.  The PHMC expects to fill 8 temporary wage position vacancies to support a multi-year collections management inventory project.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Governor’s Office of Administration, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building, Room 508B, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-5446; OR access the PHMC website at www.phmc.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.  You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2013-051-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

If you qualify based on coursework, your online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2013-051-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."