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Museum Technician and Curator Assessments

Headline: California State Parks Museum Curator and Technician Assessments 


The Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, and Museum Curator II assessments are now available through July 31! 


Take the first step towards a career as a Museum Technician or Museum Curator with the California Department of Parks and Recreation! The California State Parks are caretakers for over 3,000 historic buildings, more than 11,000 known California Native American ancestral sites, and museums multiple including the California State Railroad Museum, Hearst Castle, and Regional Indian Museums, including the State Indian Museum (transitioning to the California Indian Heritage Center). We are seeking individuals who are passionate about helping to steward and maintain the California State Parks’ rich and varied collections, which encompass Native American cultural belongings, objects of fine art and material culture, paleontological and geological collections, historic resources, and architectural features. We are excited about the opportunity to reach candidates who bring diverse perspectives to museum collections management work. The monthly salary range for the current available assessment positions is $3,332 to $6,629. 

If being a researcher, registrar, preparator, collections manager, or records manager is on your career path, consider applying to take one or all these assessments. 

Please follow the steps below to submit your application: 

Step 1: Create a CalCareers account 

Step 2: Complete your application template (STD678) 

Be sure to include the following, relevant to the assessment you are applying for: 

Step 3: Submit an Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) to apply for this examination electronically through your account at

Step 4: After reviewing your application, our Exams Team will email you a link to take the online Assessment. 


Submit your application for the Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, and Museum Curator II assessments by July 31


About the Assessment 


Completing this assessment is a requirement to become a California State Parks Museum Technician, Museum Curator I, or Museum Curator II. This means that to apply for any entry-level Museum Curator position statewide, a candidate must first take the assessment. The exam is weighted 100% on a training and experience evaluation. Evaluation will be based on your knowledge, skills, and ability, as demonstrated by your education/experience. 


If you require assistance or alternative testing arrangements due to a disability, please contact the testing department listed on the exam bulletin. 




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California State Parks is hosting a "Coffee Chat" session on Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to drop in any time to ask questions and get answers on how to apply, the assessment process, or any other questions you may have regarding state employment. Click here to register!