The Archaeology Collections Manager is responsible for administering the care and maintenance of collections and associated records in the Anthropology Department. The Collections Manager supervises collections staff activities and manages activities associated with collections use to provide access.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains overall responsibility of all collections, unless care of a specific collection or group of collections has been designated to another qualified individual.
- Supervises and coordinates the training and work of collections staff and volunteers and encourages their professional development to manage the collections efficiently and effectively.
- Takes the lead in developing and writing grant proposals to support proper care, processing, and access associated with assigned collections.
- Supervises and participates in the processing of transactions to ensure that additions to and deletions from the collections are in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law. Receives and reviews collections offered by potential donors.
- Supervises and participates in the identification, recording, and organization of the collections according to departmental and disciplinary standards to enhance access and retrieval of materials for study and exhibition.
- Plans, arranges, and maintains storage systems, monitors and controls environmental conditions, and appropriately secures the collections to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records.
- Develops and maintains retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information. Assists with safe collections access to facilitate and control use, and responds to inquires to provide accurate and appropriate information.
- Provides guided tours and explanations to public groups to demonstrate the collections’ care and use, and to inform the public of Museum resources.
- Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the museum.
- Masters degree in a related field or 5+ years of experience in collections management.
- Expertise in Hawaiian and Pacific archaeology.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- 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.
- Archaeology Collections Technician
- Program Manager, Bishop Museum – Kamehameha Schools Archaeological Collections Curation Program
Working Conditions Occasional evening and weekend work required.
Physical Requirements Occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, lift heavy objects, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.
Hours: Full-time, some evening and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: April 1st