Position Announcement: Collections Management Specialist, Hamline University

Job Description Summary
This position oversees management of collections and documentation in the Hamline University repository for the Minnesota Indians Affairs Council (MIAC) Burial Sites Program. The collections manager works closely with MIAC to implement data standards, monitor legal and ethical implications of care standards, and ensure distribution of collections information to authorized personnel.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities

* Works with MIAC to monitor legal and ethical implications of care standards, loans, and documentation such as photography
* Works with MIAC to develop and implement data standards
* Oversees care and control of collections in storage
* Oversees object movements and location histories
* Oversees creation and maintenance of collections documentation
* Oversees maintenance of archives
* Ensures distribution of collections information, as needed
* Contributes to grant reports, as needed
* Supervises the Laboratory Manager
* All other duties as requested

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and Collections Management Database software such as EMu, Argus, Rediscovery, Collective Access, Mimsy XG, or TMS.
* Experience implementing a new collections management system
* Experience working with and/or sensitivity to Native American Communities
* Knowledge of library, archives, and museum collections metadata standards
* Knowledge of NAGPRA requirements pertaining to human remains
* Knowledge of Minnesota Field Archaeology Act SS 138.31-.42
* Knowledge of Minnesota Private Cemeteries Act SS 307.08
* Experience excavating human remains.

Minimum Education/Experience

* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
* 5 years of experience in anthropology / archaeology collections management in a museum setting
Preferred Education/Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Museum Studies

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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