Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Collection Manager: Native American Languages

Collection Manager
Native American Languages
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
University of Oklahoma

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History seeks an experienced and energetic professional to serve as the Collection Manager in Native American Languages. This permanent staff position will report to the Curator of Native American Languages and be responsible for the daily operations and management of the museum’s collection of Native American languages, including audio and video recordings, documents, and ephemera. Duties and responsibilities include care of the collections, data and records management, documentation of outgoing and incoming loans, processing and preparation of new and existing collections, assisting visitors, assisting with the supervision of assistants, interns, and
volunteers, assisting with exhibitions and grant-writing through collection-related activities, and participation in public service programs and educational activities as appropriate.

Minimum qualifications:

Master's degree (preferred) in linguistics, anthropology, ethnomusicology, museum studies, or a related field and 12 months of collections-related experience, including familiarity with the operation of analog and digital audio/video equipment and software, or B.S./B.A. degree in one of the fields listed above and 24 months of experience. Requirements may be met by equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to both work independently and in a team environment, and the ability to interact in a positive and sensitive manner with Native American Tribes and their citizens.

Salary Range: $28,000 plus full benefits.

For more information about the department and the museum, visit our website at: http://www.snomnh.ou.edu. Applications will be processed until a candidate is selected. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, and a statement of interest. Applications also must include three (3) letters of recommendation (these may be sent separately). Hiring is contingent on a background check.

Applications must be submitted using the on-line application process. To apply, go to https://jobs.ou.edu and search for requisition (job) number 03633 (Curator/Archivist I). Materials submitted in application for position(s) become the property of the University of Oklahoma. Deadlines are subject to change without notice. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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