The Field Museum is in search of an Anthropology Collections Managerto join our team! The Field Museum is a not-for-profit museum located on Chicago’s Museum Campus. In the Field’s 125+ year history, which started in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition in the “White City,” we have engaged in research on all seven continents, cultivated a collection of over 40 million specimens and objects, engaged with hundreds of thousands of students from Chicago and the surrounding areas, and welcomed millions of visitors to the Museum each year. We accomplish this through the efforts of our dynamic and diverse staff of not only scientists and educators, but also front line staff in Visitor Services and Membership, Protection Services, Facility Planning and Operations, as well as behind the scenes support staff.
The individual in this full-time (35 hours per week), regular position is responsible for the care of and access to the North American Anthropology collections. They will work closely with Native American and First Nations cultural representatives as well as a team of Anthropology collections, conservation, registration, curatorial, and repatriation staff to ensure the respectful care of and access to cultural heritage and to implement collections priorities. This care includes the handling, storage, housing, organization, inventory, and photography of cultural collections. They will work with Curators to make recommendations regarding new acquisitions and loans as well as to improve policies, procedures, and practices. They will coordinate maintenance of collections facilities. They may supervise Collections Assistants, Interns, and Volunteers.