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  • Employer: California State Parks
  • Posting Closes: July 31, 2024

The Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, and Museum Curator II assessments are now available through July 31! 

Take the first step towards a career as a Museum Technician or Museum Curator with the California Department of Parks and Recreation! The California State Parks are caretakers for over 3,000 historic buildings, more than 11,000 known California Native American ancestral sites, and museums multiple including the California State Railroad Museum, Hearst Castle, and Regional Indian Museums, including the State Indian Museum (transitioning to the California Indian Heritage Center). We are seeking individuals who are passionate about helping to steward and maintain the California State Parks’ rich and varied collections, which encompass Native American cultural belongings, objects of fine art and material culture, paleontological and geological collections, historic resources, and architectural features. We are excited about the opportunity to reach candidates who bring diverse perspectives to museum collections management work. The monthly salary range for the current available assessment positions is $3,332 to $6,629. 

If being a researcher, registrar, preparator, collections manager, or records manager is on your career path, consider applying to take one or all these assessments. 

Please follow the steps below to submit your application: 

Step 1: Create a CalCareers account 

Step 2: Complete your application template (STD678) 

Be sure to include the following, relevant to the assessment you are applying for: 

  1. Exam Title: Museum Technician (Exam Code: EX-2253)
  2. Exam Title: Museum Curator I (Exam Code: EX-2265)
  3. Exam Title: Museum Curator II (Exam Code: EX-2277)

Step 3: Email your application to [email protected] with the Exam Code in the subject line 

Step 4: After reviewing your application, our Exams Team will email you a link to take the online Assessment. 

Submit your application for the Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, and Museum Curator II assessments by July 31! 

About the Assessment 

Completing this assessment is a requirement to become a California State Parks Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, or Museum Curator II. This means that to apply for any entry-level Museum Curator position statewide, a candidate must first take the assessment. The exam is weighted 100% on a training and experience evaluation. Evaluation will be based on your knowledge, skills, and ability, as demonstrated by your education/experience. 

If you require assistance or alternative testing arrangements due to a disability, please contact the testing department listed on the exam bulletin. 


Connect with us at [email protected]. We are happy to help! 

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