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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $43,827.12 to  $64,686.24  PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Division: Museums & History
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.831
Announcement Number: 36359
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/30/2019
Close Date: 02/20/2019
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Exhibit Preparators perform a broad range of duties involving the research, design, construction, installation and maintenance of exhibits in a museum, gallery, or similar environment.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This is a full-time, permanent position within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Division of Museums and History, Nevada State Museum, Carson City. The Exhibit Preparator II at the Nevada State Museum reports to the Exhibits Manager. Primary duties include general maintenance and repair to exhibits, constructing exhibit components, repairing and constructing mounts for artifacts, specimens, models and replicas according to industry standards and best practices, and in a professional, safe, and timely manner. The Preparator fabricates components from wood, metals, plastics, foams and paper; specifies and uses appropriate hardware; and maintains shop, tools and supplies. The position follows directions, plans and drawings; uses hand, bench and table tools, and has knowledge, skills and abilities in carpentry, cabinetmaking; and finishing techniques. The position may be asked to assist in planning and design of components and mounts; hangs, focuses and maintains gallery lights; must be capable in the set up and repair of simple electronics; and loads, unloads, transports and sets up museum exhibits, equipment, and artifacts safely and following best curatorial and conservation practices. The work schedule can vary depending on project schedule. The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining OSHA certification. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE POSTED CLOSE DATE BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, exhibition design, industrial arts, commercial arts, graphic design, graphic arts, or a related field, and one year of professional experience designing and developing exhibits in a museum, gallery or comparable setting; OR an Associate's degree from an accredited college in museum studies, exhibition design, industrial arts, commercial arts, graphic design, graphic arts or related field and two years of experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Exhibit Preparator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications 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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) What is your experience with carpentry, cabinet-making or construction?
2) Do you have experience working in a museum, and did it include exhibit preparation, installation and artifact handling?
3) Do you have experience in making artifact mounts, or with cutting, shaping and welding materials, such as metals and plastics? Describe materials and methods, as well as any experiences that may have included utilizing design and engineering skills. In all responses please note where and when this experience was obtained.
4) How did you hear about this job?
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
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Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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