NYS Education Department Building


SALARY: $42,833*

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Research and Collections Technician position within the New York State Museum (NYSM).  Under the direction of the Senior Historian, the incumbent of this position will perform a variety of duties within the History Unit, including procuring, identifying, documenting and maintaining scientific and historical specimens, objects and artifacts.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as lead for projects;
  • Identify and catalogue individual artifacts, objects or oral histories;
  • Enter catalog and related data into electronic databases;
  • Conduct background research and assist in writing project reports;
  • Photograph objects, scan documents and incorporate images into electronic databases;
  • Assist professional staff with exhibits, public programs, tours, researcher visits and requests, and other educational/research activities;
  • Process specimens within collections, including cleaning, organizing, labeling, rehousing, and incorporating into NYSM storage, using NYSM standard practices;
  • Assist with laboratory and/or field research; and
  • Advise the Chief Curator (History), Senior Historian, or Museum Scientists on appropriate collections matters, as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in archeology, anthropology, history or in one of the natural sciences (e.g., biology, zoology, geology) AND one year of experience in assisting in scientific or historical research in the field or in artifact/specimen care and maintenance in a laboratory or museum.

PREFERRED QUALIFCATIONS:  Special consideration will be given to candidates that have a bachelor’s degree in history or public history with experience working with history-related artifacts or objects.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be permanent non-competitive appointmentPromotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.
*Leads to a maximum salary of $54,678 with annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by April 7, 2017 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (OCE-1003/29108) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Office of Human Resources Management
Box OCE-1003/29108
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: ocejobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: March 17, 2017