Seminole Tribe of
Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

 
Nature of Work

The Research Coordinator will coordinate research into
the Museum’s various collections and will perform duties associated with the
management of the Museum’s library.  This
position will also provide research services for the development of exhibits
and interpretative programming at the Museum. 
This position reports to the Collections Manager and is a part-time,
non-exempt position.
 Illustrative Tasks
The listed duties are only illustrative and are not
intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The
omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning
specific duties not listed, if such duties are a logical assignment to the
position.
  • Conduct and coordinate research on the various
    collections of the Museum. 
  • Perform collection management duties associated with the
    Museum’s research library.
  • Provide excellent customer service and reference services
    to library visitors.
  • Fulfill information requests from Museum and Tribal
    staff, as well as the general public. 
  • Assist in the research needed to prepare exhibits and
    other interpretive materials. 
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings, workshops and
    related training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Familiarity
    with the guidelines and best-practices of the museum industry
  • Ability and
    knowledge of current historical methodologies.
  • Excellent
    organizational and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in
    current technologies, including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and database
    management. 
  • Strong
    communication skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Analytical
    skills are needed when interpreting information. 
  • Capable of
    handling multiple projects and see projects to a point of completion.
  • Ability to
    work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and holiday
  • Ability to
    travel when necessary.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in History, Library and Information
Studies, Museum Studies, Anthropology or a related field is required. Master’s
degree preferred.  Candidates who are in
the process of obtaining a degree (graduate level) in any of these fields will
be also be considered. Experience working in a curatorial setting is preferred.
Strong organizational, communication and research skills are required, with the
ability to prioritize workloads and handle many tasks simultaneously.
Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft software programs and add-ins
are also needed. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including
evenings, weekends and holidays. Occasional travel required.
 
Physical Demands
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of
average-weight objects up to 25-40 pounds. 
Ability to use tools and equipment, climb
ladders/scaffolding, handle historic objects, most of which are fragile. Able
to stand for extended periods of time.
How to Apply  

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to
Collections Manager Tara Backhouse, tarabackhouse@semtribe.com

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