Sunday, October 04, 2015

Position Announcement: Professional Research Assistant, Assistant Collections Manager, University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado

The Anthropology Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History announces a one-year collections position, combining an inventory contract project for a federal collection and a grant-funded cataloging and digitization project.

Federal Collection Inventory: 16 hrs/week, 1 year term.

-Manages inventory project of approximately 700 archaeological items, including identification, cataloging and data entry, research, rehousing, and digitization.
-Supervises one graduate student.
-Administers contract in coordination with the University’s Office of Contracts and Grants.
-Maintains project budget.
-Creates and sends regular progress reports to federal agency.

Cataloging and Digitization Project: 22 hrs/week, 1 year term.

-Responsible for inventory and cataloging of 400 ethnographic items, including reconciling data from digital and archival documents, data entry, object photography, digitization, and database web-interface development.
-Administers grant in coordination with the University’s Office of Contracts and Grants.
-Maintains project budget.
-Writes and submits reports to funding agency.

Minimum Qualifications 
-Minimum 2 years collections management experience, including inventory.
-Master’s degree in anthropology, museum studies, or related field, or Bachelor’s degree accepted with three years additional experience in museum collections management.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Desired Qualifications
-Extensive experience with museum collections databases (Re: discovery preferred)
-Experience with project management and supervision.
-Experience with grant administration and budgeting.
-Experience working with materials that fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Special instructions to applicants
-Applicants must complete the Faculty/Exempt Professional and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents:
1, Cover Letter
2, Resume
3, Proof of Highest Degree Earned
4, List of three Professional References from whom a confidential letter of reference will be requested by the hiring unit at the appropriate time of the search.

This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.

Complete applications must be submitted by October 16, 2015 in order to receive full consideration for this position.

Job posting contact: Susan Reinke
Job posting contact telephone: 303-492-3685
Job posting contact email:
Job Posting Number: RF03081

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