Curator, Analog and Digital Telephony
LOCATION OF POSITION:
Santa Cruz County
Full Time, Monday through Friday
RESPONSIBILITIES: Archiving, conserving, and maintaining the Museum’s historic telephone collection of primitive, electromechanical and electronic analog and digital telecommunications instruments and systems, and for providing oversight of facility’s displays and systems.
- Research, authenticate, evaluate, and appraise Museum artifacts.
- Maintain a library of research and historical materials and a database of all assets and artifacts.
- Acquire new and antique artifacts as well as de-access unwanted and duplicate artifacts.
- Oversee and maintain the Museum’s two major antique telephone electromechanical switching systems.
- Design and display museum assets and artifacts and ensure optimal conditions for their preservation.
- Create graphic, digital, and audiovisual products for the Museum’s database, website, publications, and displays.
- Conduct comprehensive tours of the Museum collection by appointment only, including communicating with a range of visitors, from general public to experts.
- Work with the Museum’s management and directors to supervise volunteers.
- Promote the Museum and the history of telephony through lectures and publications.
POSITION’S MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFIC SKILLS:
- Vocational/technical/trade school coursework in an engineering or telecommunications field.
- 10 years of experience in analog and digital telecom industry.
- Demonstrable knowledge of U.S. and foreign telephone instruments, manual vintage switchboards, vintage telegraph and teletype equipment, electronic switching equipment and systems, Visio Basic, PHP, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign.
- 80 hours of paid vacation / personal time per year.
- Participation in the health insurance program.
POSITION RATE OF PAY:
Full Time, $88,525 per year.