The Curator of Cultural Heritage (Curator) is a full-time exempt member of the curatorial and collections team. The Curator will be a dynamic museum professional with experience in curation and community centered projects. The Curator will work collaboratively with the interpretive planning team to build a more robust and ethical presence of cultural heritage items (archaeology/ethnographic) within the permanent collections. The position is also responsible for managing the intellectual control of the collections in partnership with the collections managers, cultivating opportunities for collections engagement and exhibitions, fostering community partnerships and working in partnership with the IU NAGPRA team. This position works across disciplines to research, curate, develop, and implement exhibitions experiences and research that innovatively engage communities in a thoughtful, creative, and culturally conscious way. This position is also responsible for interpretation methods, protocols, and developing unique opportunities for scholarship with the internationally diverse archaeology and ethnographic collections. The person in this position will bring a passion and dedication to storytelling, equity, justice, and community consultation into the interpretive planning, impact, and research initiatives at the Museum and IU community.
The Curator of Cultural Heritage serves as a member of the curatorial and collecting team and will collaborate on building exhibition plans, access polices, shared-stewardship practices, and collection strategic planning. In partnership with the IUMAA curatorial and collections team, the curator will develop an active curatorial and research engagement strategy that will connect with students, faculty, Bloomington community, and within the international community of scholars and culture bearers. This position reports directly to the Director of Curatorial Affairs, and closely collaborates with the Executive Director and Chief Curator and the learning and community engagement, external communications, and development departments. This position will also work closely with faculty and students and must be skilled at establishing sustainable relationships with diverse communities impacted by the complex colonial legacies of academia and museums, and the IU Bloomington community and beyond. Position open until filled. Please send cover letter.