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Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Utility knives
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  • Claw hammer
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  • Screwdrivers
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  • Levels
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  • Power drills
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Graphics or photo imaging software
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  • Desktop publishing software
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  • Office suite software
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  • Electronic mail software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Develop and maintain an institution's registration, cataloging, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases.
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  • Provide information from the institution's holdings to other curators and to the public.
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  • Inspect premises to assess the need for repairs and to ensure that climate and pest control issues are addressed.
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  • Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns.
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  • Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.
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  • Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.
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  • Confer with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.
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  • Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution's services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances.
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  • Schedule events and organize details, including refreshment, entertainment, decorations, and the collection of any fees.
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  • Write and review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.
  •  Skills
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
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    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $63,665.00 $30.60  $16.25  $20.57 - $41.45 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $52,100.00 $25.05  $10.88  $9.74 - $31.74 
    Hartford $60,444.00 $29.06  $18.15  $19.11 - $37.97 
    New London/Norwich $68,849.00 $33.10  $19.45  $23.39 - $44.51 
    Torrington $40,850.00 $19.64  $13.47  $15.19 - $22.71 
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