UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PRESERVATION AND MUSEUM SPECIALIST 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7326 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Positions in this series perform a wide range of administrative, research, grants management or conservation duties.  They select and acquire fine art objects, artifacts, and/or specimens, catalogue, and conduct research and answer inquiries concerning collections and exhibits; prepare exhibits for display. 

Note: The examples of work listed in the class specifications are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed.  The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in the class.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Functions as a fully qualified assistant.  Assists in the identification, evaluation, and protection of properties in the State inventory of cultural resources.  Some positions research, develop and implement site interpretive master plans and programs. Positions identify, preserve, catalogue and make recommendations for restoration of specimens, art objects or records. Some positions are responsible for day-to-day operations of a museum branch or section.  Positions work independently and exercise judgment and discretion in determining the scope or level of service. Work is typically reviewed on a spot check basis after decisions have been made.  Unusual problems that may occur are brought to a higher level manager with probable outcomes and solutions.  May supervise lower level positions.

TYPICAL WORK

®      Provided written and oral reports to board, staff and outside groups; gives addresses and lectures to students and/or visiting groups;

®      Negotiates for and appraises artifacts for historical value and accession for museum retention;

®      May supervise lower level staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Positions require a Bachelorís degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, fine arts, education or closely related field and two years experience as a museum curator or equivalent.  Some positions require a Bachelorís degree related to an assigned collection specialty.  Some positions allow experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, to be substituted, year for year, for education.

Revision History:

New class adopted by DOP 5/12/05, effective 1/1/06 and assigned state DOP code 260J; Preservation, Archives, and Museum Specialist 2 replaced general government 95900 Historical Preservation Specialist 1

Preservation and Museum Specialist 2 activated for use at the UW and assigned UW classified non-union code 6522: 5/16/06

New to SEIU-Local 925: 11/1/06