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Director of Curatorial Affairs
Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Director of Curatorial Affairs provides strategic vision and managerial oversight for the museum’s exhibitions and collections, including a team of curatorial, registrar, installation staff, and external consultants. This position works across disciplines to develop and implement gallery and exhibition experiences that engage diverse communities, and help the museum achieve its mission, community shared-stewardship responsibilities, and education goals. They also administer the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) collecting activities, working closely with the Executive Director and Chief Curator to establish priorities and plans for collection care, stewardship, research, documentation, and access. The Director of Curatorial Affairs also serves as a member of the museum leadership team, collaborating on strategic and interpretive planning, the execution of administrative and budgetary matters, the establishment of policies and procedures, and long-range exhibitions and programming schedules. This position reports .directly to the Executive Director and Chief Curator. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $80,000 – $90,000.
Link: https://iumaa.iu.edu/opportunities/index.html
Curator of Cultural Heritage
Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Curator of Cultural Heritage 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 culturally conscious way. This position is also responsible for interpretation methods, protocols, and developing unique opportunities for scholarship with the internationally diverse archaeology and equity, justice, and community consultation into the interpretive planning, impact, and research initiatives at the museum and IU community. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000.
Link: https://iumaa.iu.edu/opportunities/index.html
Archives Assistant
Eastern Shoshone Tribe
This position is under the direct supervision of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe Archives Department and duties will consist mostly of documenting and preserving tribal history. Duties include sorting, categorizing, organizing, filing, updating records, tracking, re-boxing, data input, moving, cleaning, maintaining logs, and completing archives training applicable to their
scope of work. The employee will participate in online archives workshops to improve his or her knowledge of archives and best practices. This position is ideal for someone who has an excellent ability to focus on organizational principles, problem solving, accuracy, thoroughness,
and can work independently in a temperature-controlled room. Experience in handling tribal artifacts or historical documents is preferred but additional professional learning tools can be
provided.
Link: https://easternshoshone.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Archives-Archives-Assistant.pdf
Manager of Collections & Exhibitions
Pamunkey Indian Tribe
The Manager of Collections & Exhibitions is a full-time position (1 FTE) that will direct, manage, support, and advise the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in the preservation, care, and exhibition of the Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center’s collection. The Manager will establish policies, guidelines, and processes to manage the documentation, preservation, and installation of the permanent collection, as well as coordinating collections movements internally and externally. The Manager will serve as the liaison for the museum regarding loans (incoming and outgoing), collections inquiries and research requests, and external exhibition projects. The Manager of Collections & Exhibitions will primarily work from the Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William, Virginia. Salary range: $65,000 – $70,000.
Link: https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=a9274263c40e9167&from=iaBackPress&from=smart-apply
Conservation Fellowships
American Museum of Natural History
Fellowship program for Indigenous students or early career professionals 18 years or older from North America (U.S. and Canada) interested in learning about collections care or conservation in a museum environment.

The fellowship includes funding for stipends to cover living and travel expenses. There is also funding for Indigenous mentorship and guidance.

Multiple fellowships will be available from 2024 through 2026. The fellowship duration is flexible, but at least three (3) months is recommended. The fellowship term can be planned for any time of the year based on fellow and Museum staff availability. Fellows will work closely with staff in the Museum’s Science Conservation department which cares for collections throughout the Museum, both in the Division of Anthropology and the Natural Science departments. The fellowship structure is flexible depending on each fellow’s interests and current projects in the Science Conservation department. Potential areas addressed include preventative care, written and photographic documentation, examination, research and analysis, and treatment skills.

Applications will be accepted in the near future. Please reach out if you want to learn more, apply for the fellowship, or are interested in participating as an Indigenous mentor.
Link: https://www.amnh.org/research/science-conservation/internships-fellowships
Curator of Global Indigenous Art & Lifeways
Spencer Museum of Art - University of Kansas
The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas stewards and supports broad public engagement with a collection of more than 48,000 works of art created across a wide range of time periods, geographic locations, and cultural affiliations. The Museum seeks a Curator responsible for the collaborative stewardship, care, and accessibility of the approximately 9,300 objects that comprise the collection of Global Indigenous art. This collection encompasses historical and more contemporary artworks across mediums that came to the Museum through a variety of channels, often by people associated with the University. More recent museum purchases have expanded the collection in ways that insert Indigenous art into global dialogues about art, environment, culture, and social change. Integral to the position, the Curator of Global Indigenous Art and Lifeways will actively engage contemporary Indigenous knowledge keepers and community members to build lasting relationships and integrate their voices, perspectives, and beliefs into museum practices and programming.
Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25752&siteid=5539&jobid=4803299#jobDetails=4803299_5539
Senior Curator, Native American Collections
Minnesota Historical Society
This position exists to play a vital role in leading the direction of the MNHS Native American Collections through documentation, interpretation, and stewardship. In order to develop and implement a robust strategy for access, impact, and community engagement, the Curator collaborates with MNHS leadership, the director of Collections, peer curators and collections management colleagues, and colleagues across the organization, including the director of Native American Initiatives, as well as Native nations and Native community members. A key aspect of this collaboration includes investigating, building support for, and implementing a new model of sustainable, ethically-driven collecting and stewardship practices. The curator of Native American Collections will also play a critical role in leading MNHS strategy and compliance with Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) and efforts related to culturally sensitive and sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony: collaboratively developing priorities and strategies for NAGPRA in the 21st century, as well as leading collections review, research, documentation, access, consultation, and repatriation.

Working independently as well as part of a team, the Senior Curator is responsible for collection development and review, acquisitions, and engaging with collections holders, creators, and their communities. The Senior Curator is charged with developing and sharing ethical and sustainable collecting practices for Native American collections.

The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of Native American history, culture, and communities, as well as experience with objects in a museum context; significant experience working with culturally sensitive collections and leading efforts related to NAGPRA; and experience building productive and equitable relationships with Native nations and Native community members.
Link: https://www.mnhs.org/jobs
Database/Data Lead
SummitDay Media
Manage SQL/MySQL database and migrate preservation data to delivery formats including LTO. Experience required. Scripting with Python3 and bash a plus. Flexible from PT to FT; small team atmosphere. Let’s talk!
Link: None
Program Managers (multiple)
First Peoples Fund
Please see the website. We have development and program manager positions, some remote, and some newly created positions
Link: https://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/careers
Assistant Collections Manager, Indian Arts Research Center
School for Advanced Research
The School for Advanced Research (SAR), Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) seeks a full-time assistant collections manager, for the assistance of the day-to-day physical care and management of the IARC permanent collections. This position in consultation with the IARC director, head of collections, and in accordance with the AAM Code of Ethics provides direct assistance with preventive conservation and Indigenous collections care methodologies. This position is full-time, non-exempt, (40 hours per week).

Link: https://sarweb.org/about/employment/assistant-collections-manager/
Education Assistant, Indian Arts Research Center
School for Advanced Research
The education assistant works with the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) education manager to create and implement education programs at the IARC, to develop and maintain programs that involve Native American artistic issues, and to coordinate lectures and presentations. These programs include, but are not limited to the Native Arts Speaker Series, artist fellowships, and the Anne Ray internship program. This position is 30 hours per week, non-exempt.
Link: https://sarweb.org/about/employment/education-assistant/
Associate University Librarian
University of the Fraser Valley
Hi all, Please check out this exciting opportunity at UFV Libraries for an Associate University Librarian responsible for managing, building, and strengthening digital collections, university archives, and special collections!
This is a unique opportunity to found and build a university archive with an existing special collections and digitization program based on community collaboration.
Link: https://ufv.njoyn.com/CL3/in/share/JobDetails.asp?clid=56144&jobid=J0523-1782&BRID=244000&LANG=1&SBDID=1
Curator/Senior Curator
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit museum. Housing c12,000 contemporary and historic artworks with additional audio visual and documentary collections it is seeking a number is positions in the collections and curatorial areas.
The Curator/Senior Curator position is a responsible position whose central task is the interpretation and intellectual stewardship of the collections and the development and delivery of a research and exhibition program with other staff and Executive Director. The Museum has worked in partnership with researchers, artists and community members since it’s founding and view this as a priority going forward.
Link: https://wheelwright.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Curator-Senior-Curator-at-Wheelwright-Museum.pdf
Archivist
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-prosit museum. Housing ca. 12,000 contemporary and historic artworks with substantial audio-visual and documentary archives, it is seeking a number is positions in the collections and curatorial areas.
The Archivist position is a new position whose role is that of ensuring wider access to the archives in particular the manuscript and record collections. This role is part of delivering a Mellon Foundation grant whose focus is the John Adair archives acquired in 1995 which span diaries,papers, film, audio tapes and constitute a substantive research archive. The Museum has worked in partnership with researchers, artists and community members since it’s founding and views this as a priority going forward.
Link: https://wheelwright.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Archivist-at-the-Wheelwright-Museum.pdf
Collections Manager & Registrar
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit museum. Housing ca.12,000 contemporary and historic artworks with additional audio visual and documentary collections, it is seeking a number of positions in the collections and curatorial areas.
The Collections Manager & Registrar is principally responsible for the management of the collections including all aspects of collections care, acquisitions and loans. It includes the responsibility of monitoring gallery and storage conditions and overseeing the movement, packing, shipping and installation of collections. The Museum has worked in partnership with researchers, artists and community members since it’s founding and views this as a priority going forward.
Link: https://wheelwright.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Collections-Manager-and-Registrar-at-Wheelwright-Museum.pdf
Director of Special Collections and University Archives
University of California, Riverside Library
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications for an innovative, dynamic and collaborative change agent to serve as the Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The ideal candidate will be committed to building comprehensive research collections that support creative scholarship, be passionate about special collections, and an expert in new and emerging information and library technologies. The Director of Special Collections and University Archives serves as a member of the UCR Library leadership team and plays an integral role in strategic planning within an innovative, deeply collaborative environment. The Director of Special Collections and University Archives is responsible for the collaborative strategic direction, administration, and day-to-day operations of Special Collections and University Archives.


Link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01792
Director
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Director of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum
Link: https://careers.southernute.com/pfund
Archivist/registrar
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Archivist for the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum
Link: https://careers.southernute.com/pfund
Director, Center for the Futures of Native Peoples
Dickinson College
Dickinson College invites applications for the Director of the Center for the Future of Native Peoples (CFNP), an initiative supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The CFNP supports study of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and discourse on Native American experience—past, present, and future. The purpose of the center is to respond to the legacy of Indian boarding schools by creating an entity to enhance Native American and Indigenous futures through supportive collaboration with tribal communities and advocacy for Indigenous scholars and scholarship.
The Director provides leadership to Dickinson College’s Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) initiative. This includes 1) working with academic departments and faculty to enhance the curriculum through the development of courses and modules within courses on Native American studies; 2) planning, implementing and assessing CFNP activities, 3) supporting our network of collaborative community partnerships, particularly with Native American communities; and 4) pursuing external support and national visibility for Center activities. The Director also teaches one to two courses per year in an area of expertise related to Native American and Indigenous Studies.
The Director is supported in their curricular work by faculty contributing to the NAIS initiative and the staff of the Division of Academic Affairs, including the Associate Provost for Curriculum. In networking activity, the Director works collaboratively with the staff of the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. Advice and guidance will also be provided by CFNP’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). The college’s Advancement Division supports fundraising activities.
Link: https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/7138
Curator of Capitol Exhibitions
Oklahoma Arts Council
The Oklahoma Arts Council seeks an experienced art museum professional to develop and implement exhibition plans for the four galleries in the State Capitol: 1) the Betty Price Gallery, featuring works from the Oklahoma State Art Collection; and 2) three temporary rotating galleries in the Capitol featuring the work of contemporary Oklahoma artists in the North, East, and Governor’s Galleries.

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Visual and Public Art. Position works in the OAC offices in the Capitol Complex with optional telework available per the agency’s telework policy and schedule. This position includes state retirement and insurance benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $62,690.

Review the full description and apply at the provided link. All applications must be submitted online at jobs.ok.gov.

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
Link: https://okgov.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/okgovjobs/job/Curator-of-Capitol-Exhibitions_JR19804
Native American Early Museum Career Fellowships - Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Field Museum
The Field Museum is looking for Native American Early Career Fellows to join us for a year of hands-on museum training.

These paid, one-year Fellowships, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, are designed specifically for Native American recent graduates with lived cultural experience who are interested in careers in museum collections management with opportunities for further study in registration, conservation or curatorship. Fellows work directly with the Native North American collections on-site at the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

Fellows gain experience in managing and preserving items in museum collections. The Fellowships are particularly focused on connecting descendant communities, scholars, and members of the public to the collections. These connections may be made in visits and tours (both virtual and in-person), online outreach, or special events, both in the Museum's collections areas and in public. Successful candidates gain both practical and theoretical knowledge of current museum practice and help improve the Museum's care of Native American collections. Support is provided for relocation expenses, conference travel, and for moving forward in a museum career after the Fellowship has ended.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until all six positions are filled.
Link: https://fieldmuseum.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2351967
Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to become the inaugural Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art. VMFA has a longstanding commitment to Virginia’s Indigenous American communities, and recently unveiled signage in the building and on our website acknowledging the presence of indigenous peoples on the land where the museum stands. The Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art will help shape the museum’s commitment to Indigenous American art and will be responsible for acquisitions, community research, exhibitions, gallery displays, publications, public programs, and research related to VMFA’s growing collection of nearly 1,000 works of art. Reporting to the Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, this position will also play a key role in the reinstallation of Indigenous American art in the new wing as part of the museum’s upcoming expansion and renovation project.

Specific responsibilities include: organize exhibitions with scholarly catalogues; build the Indigenous American Art collection through gifts and purchases; organize regular rotating art installations; contribute scholarship to the field in the form of publications and presentations at conferences; work across departments to achieve museum’s strategic plan; develop and regularly update the Indigenous American Art collection plan; engage with local and regional tribes for acquisitions, community outreach, and educational programming; update records in TMS; handle all loans from the collection; work with public, volunteers, and staff in program and educational training; work with American art curators on collaborative installations, exhibitions, and programs; and facilitate advancement initiatives, patron development, and grant-writing.
Link: None
Librarian (Reference)
Library of Congress
This position is located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.

See link for details.
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/760498000
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