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Natural History Curator

NV Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (on-site)
19 days ago






*Pay Grade: GRADE 33 

Salary Range: $47,669.04 - $70,428.24 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time  


Phone:  702 486-2911 


Position Description

Curators perform a broad range of professional and technical museum work involving, but not limited to, assessment, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education and planning for a specific collection and/or program area within a museum.

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas (NSMLV) in the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Natural History Curator.  The NSMLV is a public visitor and educational institution that incorporates the functions of a flagship cultural and natural history museum, exhibits and programs venue, research library and archive academic research, and educational offerings for all ages.  The incumbent maintains the biological including entomological, botanical, zoological collections, paleontological including invertebrate and federally owned vertebrate collections, geological, and archaeological collection and authenticates and collects items of significance in those fields. Provides expert knowledge for queries from the press, public, governmental agencies, and provides expertise for natural history exhibits and other educational programming. Seeks extramural funding to support Natural History collections, exhibitions, and community engagement and programs. Knowledge of federal and state laws, federal and state permitting, and ethical collection standards is encouraged.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others, including interns and volunteers.

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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 two years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included experience in exhibit development, and collections registration, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator I 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

  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • Transcripts of college credits are required.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67826684
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    Boulder City, Nevada, United States
    Indian Springs, Nevada, United States
    Jean, Nevada, United States
    Henderson, Nevada, United States
  • Company Name For Job: NV Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
  • Position Title: Natural History Curator
  • Job Function: Curator
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Salary: $47,669.00 - $70,428.00 (Yearly Salary)

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