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  • 06 May 2023 5:11 PM
    Message # 13193674

    Position Title:  Curator

    Period: Full-Time Position


    The Legacy of the Plains museum boosts an impressive library of manuscripts, books, periodicals, collections, art and other artifacts.  The topics include early history of settlement in the North Platte River Valley, agriculture practices, farm implements, and several editions of local newspapers. 

    The position will provide career relevant, hands-on experience with collections, exhibit design, archival and manuscript materials, and the position will assist with other departments on occasion including events, administration, marketing, and others. 


    • ·         Assist the Preservation Committee and it’s subcommittees and attend their meetings
    • ·         Update accession records with description, pictures, location, and other pertinent information
    • ·         Assist with research requests
    • ·         Assist with organizing, accessioning, and shelving of donations and accepted collections/archival records
    • ·         Provides researched social media posts and columns for local media outlets
    • ·         Coordinate volunteers to accomplish objectives described in the collections/archives plan
    • ·         Provide written and oral reports and meet deadlines
    • ·         Assist with exhibit design
    • ·         Assist committees with reorganization of collections and artifacts
    • ·         Assist front end when needed
    • ·         Assist with events and other museum functions
    • ·         Preform basic office duties when called up
    • ·         Other duties assigned by the Executive Director

    Skills and Specifications:

    • ·         Excellent interpersonal skills
    • ·         Independent time management skills
    • ·         Ability to exercise great initiative and independent judgment
    • ·         Needs to be accessible, available, responsive, and flexible
    • ·         High attention to detail and accuracy
    • ·         Solid problem-solving skills
    • ·         Moderate computer skills needed, especially PastPerfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • ·         Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and leadership skills required
    • ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills required


    • ·         Bachelor’s degree or relative work experience preferred
    • ·         Knowledge of archives and records management preferred
    • ·         Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages and PastPerfect

    Compensation: Salary: $35,000 per year.

    For more information, call the Legacy of the Plains Museum at 308-436-1989.  Resume and cover letter can be sent to 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE  69341 or

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