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Curatorial/Museum Specialist

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Curatorial/Museum Specialist
Department Tree Ring Laboratory (1204)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

This position is located in the conservation laboratory of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Intermountain Region Museum Service Program (IMR) at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC). The specialist is primarily responsible for conservation projects supporting units within the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service. Work will require completion of treatments and surveys, as well as preparing documentation in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). 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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Exhibit conservation for Fort Larned National Historic Site in Kansas, which will include travel to the site to pack and transport collections, collaboration with curators and mountmakers, and conservation of objects for exhibit.
  • Treatments of historic and archeological objects from NPS collections at WACC
  • Identifying and detailing preservation needs for collections, including performing collection condition surveys, assisting with exhibit upgrades, advising on storage environments and storage supports, and assessing condition of collection materials and advising on necessary conservation treatments
  • Digitally photographing objects before and after treatment, editing and filing digital photographs.
  • Writing treatment proposals before, and treatment reports after, conservation treatment of objects.
  • Coordinating, managing, and performing conservation treatments as outlined by Cooperative Agreements.
  • Completing conservation treatments and associated documentation as outlined by the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the AIC.
  • Assisting with tours of public, educational and NPS unit groups through the WACC facility, describing ongoing projects in the Conservation Laboratory.
  • Traveling to various NPS sites to complete conservation work on-site as needed.
  • Working as part of a team in completing assignments both at WACC as well as at selected NPS units.
  • Packing objects for transport and/or shipping to between NPS units and the WACC Conservation Laboratory for treatment.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge and skill in conservation of objects
  • Skill in following directions accurately.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant formal training in conservation
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies, Art or related field and one year of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, five years of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
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 S24422
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
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 01/02/2018
Review Start Date 01/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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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.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies, Art or related field and one year of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, five years of museum curatorial and/or registration experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

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