Museum Studies Native American Studies Anthropology
This position is a 12-month grant funded appointment.*
The NAGPRA Assistant will review the museum and department’s archaeological and osteological material, initiate consultation with tribes, and complete summaries of these objects. In addition, they will catalog the department’s archaeological repository to review any Native American material.
*At the end of this grant-funded, 12-month appointment, this position will be eliminated in accordance with section 250.110(d) of the State Universities Civil Service System statute & rules
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reopens or initiates new consultations with Tribes regarding department archaeological, and osteological collections.
Identifying appropriate Tribal contact,
Preparing formal letters that clearly and concisely convey collections information and reason for contacting
Conducting follow-up conversations via email, mail, and phone.
Responds to requests for further information, which may include conducting additional collections research, compiling information, scanning and sharing department documentation, photographing department objects, conducting virtual collection visits, or assisting with in-person collection visits.
Conducts collections-based research, including examination of department archives, investigation into provenance and provenience of department objects and ancestral remains, tracing the history of collectors and others associated with acquisition of department collections, and consulting with academic and community experts
Identifies collection areas requiring further consultation to establish cultural affiliation
Meets regularly with department chair and Pick Museum of Anthropology staff to review progress of grant project and discuss any issues.
Keeps accurate records of all activities, including collections research and consultations.
Prepares quarterly reports on progress of grant activities, including final report with recommendations for next steps.
In consultation with department chair and museum staff, drafts updated or new NAGPRA summaries and Notice of Intent to Repatriate.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
1. Any one or any combination totaling three (3) years (36 months) from the following categories:
a. college course work in anthropology, museum studies or a closely related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent: