The Cultural Resources Collection Technician is responsible for assisting the Collection Managers in the care and maintenance of collections within the division. This individual works specifically with archival collections related to archaeological projects in the Anthropology Department, where they also assist with the supervision of volunteer activities, facilitate collections access, and assist with collections management activities as assigned. In the Library & Archives Department, they assist with access requests during specified hours when the Archives are open to the public.

  • Assists the staff, lay and public in safe collections access to facilitate and control use, and responds to inquiries to provide accurate and appropriate information
  • Assists with the processing of collections to ensure that additions to and deletions are in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law
  • Participates in the identification, recording, digitization, and organization of the collections and associated digital files to enhance access and retrieval of materials for study and exhibition
  • Assists with the planning, arrangement, and maintenance of storage systems, monitors and controls environmental conditions, and appropriately secures the collection to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records
  • Works with collections staff to develop and maintain retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 1-2 years prior experience working with collections preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally
  • Hawaiian language proficiency preferred
  • Computer-literate, ability to use/learn various computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to maintain composure when working under time constraints and to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility in working hours, as some evening and weekend work is required
  • Professional business like appearance
  • Good attendance
  • Detail oriented

Salary: $27,040
Hours: Full-time
Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2017

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