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Curator of Black History and Religion
Principal Function: The Curator of Black History and Religion will oversee Black History Experiences at Conner Prairie. The position's principal function will include overseeing the creation of a new Black Settlement experience through a religious storyline that brings to life composite stories of a 19th Century Black settlement found in the Midwest. This position will be responsible for working with the exhibits, interpretation, education departments, project advisors, and other internal teams to bring the experience to life while managing the settlement's day-to-day operations. The position will also be responsible for creating and developing new Black History experiences at Conner Prairie.
Education and/or Experience: Masters in History or Religious studies with a focus in 19th Century African American History. PH. D preferred; minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a related field required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the organization. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Project supervision and supervision of religious fellowships.
Competencies: To perform this job successfully, all employees at Conner Prairie should demonstrate the following competencies:
Job-related Competencies – To perform this job successfully, employees in this job should demonstrate the following competencies:
Other Skills and Abilities: The following skills and abilities are either required or desired.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is exposed to working near moving mechanical parts and the risk of electrical shock when working with office equipment and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
While the offices of Conner Prairie are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, this position may require work beyond these hours and on the weekends. It also may require occasional domestic travel. A valid driver’s license is desired.
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