Assists the Curator of Anthropology with 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: assisting the Curator with the coordination of incoming and outgoing loans; processing new acquisitions; helping supervise visiting researchers; supervising student workers, interns, and Anthropology volunteers; 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, assisting with report preparation for tribal and National NAGPRA Program inquiries, and assisting with repatriations.
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies or a related field plus two years of experience managing museum collections. Knowledge of professional practices in object care, documentation, loans, exhibitions, packing, and shipping. Strong written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, and administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines. Ability to enter data, search, and generate reports within databases.
Master’s degree in museum studies. Ethnological collection experience and NAGPRAexperience. Demonstrated proficiency with databases to include the ability to add new fields and improve database performance.