Friday, January 24, 2014

Position Announcement: Collections/NAGPRA Assistant, University of Nebraska State Museum (due Feb 7)


Anthropology Division
University of Nebraska State Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the preservation of ethnographic and archaeological objects in the museum’s Anthropology Division. Duties include monitoring the storage environment and security, conducting object condition reports, and maintaining appropriate collections documentation and databases. Other duties include: coordinating incoming and outgoing loans; processing new acquisitions; supervising visiting researchers; supervising student workers, interns, and Anthropology assistants; and working with curatorial and exhibits staff to facilitate preparation, packing, and transportation of objects for exhibit. Position also assists UNL’s NAGPRA Coordinator by monitoring environmental conditions and security, maintaining databases, preparing reports for tribal and National NAGPRA Program inquiries, and assisting with repatriations.

TERM: 2-year part-time appointment with subsequent consideration for part-time regular

QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies or a related field plus two years experience managing museum collections required. Knowledge of professional practices in object care, documentation, loans, exhibitions, packing and shipping essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, and administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines necessary. Preferred: Master’s degree in museum studies preferred. Database experience preferred. Ethnological collection experience and NAGPRA experience desirable.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS to begin Feb. 7, 2014. Open until filled.

TO APPLY: Resume, cover letter, list of references. Online application,

The University of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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