Title:  Curatorial Assistant

Classification:  Full-time, Non-Exempt

Department:  Anthropology

Reports To:  Associate Curator of Anthropology

Salary:  $21.63 – $23.00 per hour


Position Summary:

Identify, organize, catalog and label a variety of archival, archaeological, and/or ethnographic materials; inventory, improve, and document existing collections. ; provide other assistance for projects undertaken under the auspices of the anthropology department.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Using a collection management software (CMS) program, enter data into computerized database
  • Perform quality control on database entries made by volunteers and interns
  • May identify, sort, and verify accuracy of data to be entered
  • Package, organize, and label materials for curation
  • Reorganize and improve storage of existing collections, and update CMS, accordingly
  • Assist staff in NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA documentation, including organizing files and documents for use in Tribal consultation
  • Assist in the training and supervision of undergraduate interns
  • Digitize documentary records associated with anthropological collections
  • Organize and file documentation associated with anthropological collections and research and exhibits projects undertaken by the department’s curators


Essential Requirements:

  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Be able to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Experience in archaeology and artifact identification highly desirable

Work Environment:

  • Frequent standing, walking and bending
  • Frequent work in an office environment
  • Frequent work on a computer
  • Occasional lifting of light loads (25 lbs)
Salary Description
$21.63 – $23.00 per hour

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