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Assistant Curator

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Curator
Department Tree Ring Laboratory (1204)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Manage a large, complex term cataloging project under the supervision of the Curator. Oversees the work of others. Assists the Curator in any aspect of curatorial operations as required. Conducts archival and curatorial work such as collections processing, preparation of objects for storage, cataloging and data checking. Other duties as assigned by the Curator.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Oversees the day-to-day of a complex cataloging project with specific objectives and firm due dates.
• Drafts weekly progress reports.
• Prepares quarterly summary updates.
• Works with several Department of the Interior bureaus to obtain accession numbers, prepare/edit/complete catalog records.
• Assists with processing collections including registering, accessioning, cataloging, packing, unpacking, maintaining inventory and documentation.
• Conducts research in identification and interpretation of scientific collections.
• Assists in maintaining collections database through data entry and editing.
Specific knowledge of the following desired: geography of the US Southwest, ICMS cataloging standards, with special emphasis on NPS, BIA, and/or BLM; Tellervo.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge and skill in documentation of objects, storage and preparation of archival spaces
• Skill in following directions accurately.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in museum studies or directly related field; OR, Five years of general museum activities experience in an oversight/training role; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• Knowledge of the geography of the US Southwest;
• Personal experience with ICMS;

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $41,600 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22126
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 11/06/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Pearce Paul Creasman
Associate Professor & Curator
University of Arizona

Open Date 10/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
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    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
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    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master’s degree in museum studies or directly related field; OR, Five years of general museum activities experience in an oversight/training role; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents