|Supervisory Duties: Curatorial services (historian & collections), Exhibits,& Restoration
The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director and has the core responsibility of managing and expanding the museum’s exhibit, restoration and curatorial objectives; leads the development of the Museum’s interpretation plan to align with mission and vision and orchestrates the design, development, interpretation, and installation of exhibits, utilizing appropriate ephemera as exists in the collection.
S/he oversees curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns in the care and documentation of the Museum’s artifacts, library, and archives, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the museum’s Collections Management Policy, Accession and Deaccession procedures, Exhibit development process and procedures and the restoration/presentation of all aircraft. The Curator takes a lead role in aircraft research, acquisition, restoration, and the integration of these assets into the interpretive direction of the museum. Key activities also include the research and planning to develop a permanent collections storage space and research library that will maintain the physical stability and security for the collection of 21,000 aviation related objects, photographs, and archives and library.