It’s their job: Mark Romero

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

Name: Mark Romero

Job: Curator for the Roosevelt County Museum, located on the Eastern New Mexico University campus.

Time on the job: 13 years

Background: Romero was a part-time student at ENMU and worked a series of odd jobs.

Q. Describe what your job entails?
A. Supervising workstudy students, time sheets, inventory control. Of course, doing things with the public. Maintaining artifacts.

Q. What is a typical day on the job like for you?
A. Mostly giving tours to classes or people who have come in off the street. I do a lot of research on artifacts.

Q. Why did you choose this job?
A. After starting a family, I needed a job with more stability and being part of the ENMU family was appealing to me. I love the people I work with and it is a great place to work.

Q. What type of training do you need for your job?
A. Of course, you have to be able to use a computer and working with the public is important. Being able to deal with students and managing time.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. I guess it would have to be whenever we have tours with local schools, the most enjoyment is seeing a kid’s face light up with enjoyment when you tell them something that is of interest to them. That’s really cool.

It’s Their Job is a bi-weekly feature. To submit an idea, contact PNT staff writer Casey Peacock at 356-4481 or by e-mail:
casey_peacock@link.freedom.com