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JOB POSTING - Nevada Historical Society NHSQ Editor/Curator III

Thursday, February 09, 2023 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Title: CURATOR 3
CURATOR 3 – Requisition ID: 17118
Recruitment Type: Open Competitive
Posting Close Date: N/A
Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks

*Pay Grade: GRADE 35
Salary Range: $51,803.28 – $76,921.92
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Phone: 702 486-2911

Position Description:
The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) in the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of the Nevada Historical Society Q (NHSQ) Editor (Curator III). The NHS is an educational institution and public history center that incorporates the functions of a research library and archive, a museum, public programs venue, academic research, and educational offerings for all ages.

The Editor, working under the direction of the NHS Director, oversees the publication of the Nevada Historical Society Q, the only academic, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Nevada History. The NHSQ is in the process of moving to a hybrid digital/print publication and the Editor will be helping migrate the NHSQ to an online access journal.

The job duties include coordinating online and print publishing cycles, managing content areas, upholding publication standards, establishing goals and expectations, actively seeking articles and content, coordinating work of subcontractors, proofreading, editing, and improving articles, checking content for accuracy and errors, complying with media law and ethical guidelines, meeting deadlines and budget requirements.

In addition, this position develops education programs working in conjunction with NHS programming and curators, schedules guided tours, school tours and outreach to schools and community organizations. The incumbent supervises, recruits, and trains interns, docents, and volunteers.

The Editor plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the NHS. The incumbent can expect to spend part of their time in work that sustains the Nevada Historical Society’s public services and advances the overall mission and strategic plan of the Nevada Historical Society.

This includes managing visitors; developing new initiatives; assistance with grant-writing; maintaining and creating accurate data using agency software and databases including PastPerfect; operating admissions and museum store when needed; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus three years of professional experience in a museum.

This experience must have included direct responsibility for museum collections involving the preparation of exhibit text regarding complex technical information, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

Special Requirements
Working outdoors is required.
Working nights, weekends, and holidays required.
This position has a 25 % travel requirement.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!