The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks an Assistant Collections Manager in the Integrative Collections Branch to support the Anthropology Collections. The Anthropology Collections currently hold approximately 500,000 artifacts in the areas of Archaeology and Ethnology; the collections are largely from North America, but represent cultures from around the world. This position supports the efforts to preserve and protect the collections on a long-term basis, increase access and grow scientific output, to manage and expand collections, and to help inspire diverse communities’ understanding of, and involvement in, anthropology and the natural world.

This position supports the collections and research activities of the Department of Anthropology as it aspires to curate the best understood and most ethically held anthropology collection in North America. The Department seeks to document and understand the human communities of the Rocky Mountain region and beyond through study of their material cultures while adhering to the guiding principles of respect, reciprocity, justice, and dialogue.

Essential duties: 

  • Assists with professional collections management for all collections.

  • Assists with the accession, deaccession, documentation, registration, and preparation of collections as assigned.

  • Implements training, monitoring, and daily supervision of interns and volunteers as assigned.

  • Responds to internal and external queries and requests, and facilitates use of collections.

  • Assists in maintaining collections metadata, including digital records and associated multimedia files.

  • Implements and ensures adherence to all safety protocols in collections.

  • Supports and delivers internal and external outreach programs as appropriate or required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology or related field required.

  • 1 year museum collections management experience required.

  • 1 year relational database experience required.

  • Occasional local and out of state travel required.

  • Evening and weekend shifts as needed required.

  • Ability to handle culturally sensitive items and human ancestral remains according to cultural and departmental protocols required.

  • The Museum loves science. As a science institution, the Museum believes in the science behind vaccines. Effective September 1, 2021, all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to starting employment.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered, along with the online application form.

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