Curator of Instruments

The Bakken Library and Museum of Electricity in Life seeks a Curator of Instruments to succeed Dr. Ellen Kuhfeld, who is retiring after 25 years of service to The Bakken. The Bakken holds an outstanding collection on the general history of electricity and magnetism, with a particular focus on their uses in medicine and the life sciences. The collection includes about 2,000 scientific and medical instruments and other miscellaneous artifacts, as well as 12,000 book and journal volumes. Please see for further information on The Bakken’s collections and programs.

The Curator of Instruments facilitates and promotes use of the artifact collection, both internally and externally, in addition to fulfilling the core responsibilities of security, preservation, acquisition, and cataloguing of artifacts. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in history of science, technology, or medicine, have in-depth experience in working with artifacts, and be able to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador and interpreter to a wide range of audiences. The start date is midsummer 2005; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send cover letter, c.v., and list of references to:

The Bakken, attn: Human Resources, 3537 Zenith Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623,

or fax to 612-927-7265,

or email to [email protected]