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  • Employer: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, IN
  • Salary: $40,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year



Creates and maintains all aspects of registration records (hard and electronic) for all collections (automobiles, small artifacts, and archives) including accessioning, deaccessioning, lending, borrowing, inventory, insurance reporting, and condition reporting.


Assists in innovative methods to display and market the Museum’s collection to appeal to a cross-section of the general public. Leads periodic exhibition efforts in conjunction with others designing and constructing new exhibits, galleries, and other physical content.

Participates as a team to create the museum’s interpretive vision for exhibits, galleries, and educational programming including research, writing, and editing as it pertains to signage, images, objects, and other pertinent materials. Produces and maintains signage for all aspects of museum program-related activities.


  • Maintains complete and accurate collections database providing for all necessary report functions.
  • Supervises and maintains the integrity of the collection database through photography, nomenclature, and consistency including developing and maintaining manuals for data entry.
  • Produces and maintains complete, accurate, and always-current collection files located in the archive holding room and main administrative area. Files include annual curatorial registry, artifact data sheets, condition reports including photography, location reports, loan, gift, and all other permanent records.
  • Creates forms and reports associated with these operations and procedures.
  • Takes image orders and archive requests from PastPerfect Online, creates forms associated with these requests such as use agreements and order forms.
  • Respond to inquiries from the general public, scholars, and institutions regarding specific objects of collection.
  • Responsible for implementation and completion of major finite curatorial projects within a specific time frame.
    • Implements the Digitization and Access project
      • Digitizing museum archives, uploading records to PastPerfect Online, maintaining project progress, works with interns and volunteers on the project
    • Digital exhibits
      • Creation and implementation of digital exhibits through PastPerfect Virtual Exhibit and exhibit software
  • May supervise several subordinates including volunteers, interns, and paid staff with approval.
  • Projects to be prioritized and assigned by Curator and Executive Director & CEO. Project priorities may be dictated by grant funding.
  • In conjunction with Curator, plans ongoing and frequently changing exhibitions that appeal to a cross-section of the general public and creates innovative methods to display collections.
  • Actively participates in the marketing, public relations, and communications related to the Museum including external events and shows, which promote the Museum and its collection.
  • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members of which at least one must be present whenever a collection automobile is moved.
  • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members to drive collection vehicles.
  • Maintains established programs.
  • Produces and maintains interpretive and educational signage for all aspects of museum programs and activities.
  • Actively supports museum fundraising activities and events.
  • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members on security emergency call-in list.
  • Performs many miscellaneous duties and obligations as assigned.

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