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Job Opportunity: Curator of History

Albuquerque Museum is searching for a Curator of History to join our team

Curator of History 

Apply through the City of Albuquerque job site. 



For further information, please call Museum Director Andrew Connors at 505-764-6500 or email [email protected].

Repostero, 1665, silk, velvet, gold, silver, linen and jute, 142 x 142 in. (360.7 x 360.7 cm) Albuquerque Museum. Gift of the 18th Duke (Don Beltran Osorio y Diez de Rivera) and Duchess of Alburquerque, Spain via the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, PC1973.33.1



ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM invites applications for the position of Museum Curator of History


Planning, develop, and implement a public-focused history program within the City museum and its historic house. Work collaboratively with museum staff in the research, creation, contracting, rental, installation, and interpretation of museum exhibits. Research and documentation of objects for inclusion in the museum permanent collection. Serve as a public expert on, and interpreter of local social, cultural, and political history.


Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in history, cultural studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, museum studies or a related field plus four (4) years of curatorial experience or public programming within the field of southwestern history or a related field.


• History, Southwestern history, social history, or cultural history
• Principles and procedures used in the programming, interpretation, and preservation of historic structures
• Principles of museum exhibit planning, interpretation, and public dispersal of historic concepts and research
• Skills related to public education and presentation of historic information to general audiences
• Methods and techniques of historical research of diverse cultural communities
• Operations, services, and activities of a museum collection program
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computer databases, word processing, etc.
• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
• Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations


• Propose, develop and implement innovative and dynamic exhibitions, publications, and associated educational programs related to local histories, cultural traditions and innovations, and current events
• Coordinate the planning, construction, and installation of dynamic, inclusive, and multi-voiced museum exhibits
• Develop a wide variety of educational museum programs to enliven an historic house museum
• Elicit community and organizational support for various museum programs
• Conduct extensive historical research of City and State events for inclusion in the museum's collection
• Manage and develop a regional historical collection
• Work effectively with staff, community organizations, educational groups, and the public
• Communicate clearly and concisely and prepare clear and concise public presentations and reports
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Supervise, organize, train, and review the work of lower level staff
• Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
• Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations