The Presidio Trust is seeking a Collections Specialist who will support the Compliance team in the Planning and Compliance Department. Once an Army post, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continues to grow.
The Collections Specialist supports all aspects of curatorial operations, including collections development, documentation, preservation, and use. The role works with a larger team of cultural resource professionals (Curator, Federal Preservation Officer, Archaeologist, etc.) to balance preserving the Trust’s collections while providing access to them for scientific, educational, and other purposes, including exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club. The work is performed under the direction of the Curator and in compliance with 36 CFR Part 79, The Curation of Federally Owned or Administered Archaeological Collections, agency policy, and federal law. Collections include both permanent archaeological collections and borrowed museum objects, with post-contact archaeological materials making up the majority of the collections. Exhibitions include both permanent and temporary installations that explore the Presidio’s history and make collections accessible to a broad audience.
Our ideal candidate is a creative and organized museum professional with a passion for public service, who brings a collaborative, thoughtful, and detail-oriented approach to preserving collections and sharing them with the public.
This is a full-time fixed-term position. The position is eligible for all benefits made available to a full-time hire; however, the appointment will terminate at the end of a 5-year term from date of hire. The starting pay range is $73,795 to $91,043, and the starting base salary is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive first consideration.
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The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,491 acre National Historic Landmark District comprised of over 700 contributing buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites and features. We’re protecting and sharing the park’s extraordinary historical record. We’re rehabilitating this National Historic Landmark District, with hundreds of buildings, artifacts, and landscapes that tell the story of our nation’s past. We manage more than 30 archaeological areas that reveal the land’s history, from Native Ohlone settlement to U.S. Army occupation. And we steward collections of more than one million objects and associated records from multiple eras. Public exhibitions share the collections with the public and explore the Presidio’s role in shaping and serving the nation, and how this history is relevant today.
The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, driver’s license. An individual’s granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background investigation.
The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. To apply, download the employment application from our website at www.presidio.gov/presidio-trust/jobs and submit your application to our email address listed on our website.