Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an associate curator.

An Associate Curator is tasked with the primary role of overseeing the preservation of important items, documents, and collections for the purpose of research and reference. He or she will get to offer technical assistance to the curator from time to time and ensure that the affairs of the place are running smoothly and efficiently.

He or she will also get to perform the following tasks; administering collections such as artwork, and historic items; assist the curator in conducting instructional, research, or public service activities of institution; organizing artifacts for purpose of preserving them; ensure proper cataloging of artifacts and collectables; facilitate acquisition of various collected items ; assist in conducting tours and organize workshop.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


To encourage and promote professionalism and proper work ethics on the entire staff members.

Learn to attentively listen when others are talking and not to interrupt them in any way.

[employee comments goal]

Always aim to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with other people.

To always asks effective and open-ended questions to get to information that is more detailed on issues not well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Make sure the person assigned the task knows in advance both the positive and negative consequences of excellent and poor performances

Delegate the entire task to one employee in order to increase his/her motivation and avoid ambiguity in accountability

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are challenging the employees and provide the required support as well

Remain consistent in the interpretation and application of the company policy

[employee comments goal]

Turn barriers into possibilities and look at negative behaviors and attitudes as opportunities for change

Learn to be patient in order to avoid disappointments and build a long-lasting enthusiasm

[employee comments goal]

Set realistic goals and put some effort towards accomplishing them

Make a list of one's successes and read it aloud to yourself or colleagues whenever fear and panic set in

[employee comments goal]

Learn to identify the real key factors in a problem one is working on in order to effectively solve the problem

Periodically test how the current state of operations in one's department compares with own core purpose

[employee comments goal]

Learn new ways to deal with difficult situations or setbacks and continue to pursue one's personal goals despite the obstacles

Actively take part in suggesting new ideas to solve problems in the company, turn the ideas into actions, and actions into results

[employee comments goal]

Align personal vision with the company vision in order to achieve both personal and professional goals

Check in regularly with the plan in order to modify it in light of any changes, progress, or setbacks

[employee comments goal]

Make a list of everything that requires being done in a day in order to identify what needs to be done first and fast

Try and understand things that work best for oneself in order to feel happy and motivated to accomplish them

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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