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Posted: 09/30/2010

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Collections Manager and Curator - CAM/CR/10/18/10
Professional Opportunity
Fort Campbell, KY


Collections Manager and Curator position (Research Associate II Special) available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, to be assigned at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Position is contingent on funding for collections management and curation support for the Cultural Resources Program at Fort Campbell. This appointment is a 12 month appointment.


BS/BA degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, or a closely related field of study, and a minimum of four years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of curation that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, preventive care, or interpretation of collections associated with historic and prehistoric properties in the southeastern United States. Demonstrated knowledge of federal curation standards--36 CFR 79. Experience with museum database management. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driverís license. CSU conducts a background check on all final candidates.


Experience with cultural resource management. Demonstrated expertise in prehistoric and/or historic artifact analysis. Ability to conduct archaeological fieldwork. Excellent organizational skills. Experience with Microsoft ACCESS.


Develop comprehensive collections management manual(s) for Fort Campbellís on-post curation responsibilities, including but not limited to procedures and protocols for the following:

1) Maintaining physical security and control of access;

2) Accession procedures and standards, including language appropriate for inclusion in third party contracts that produce materials to add to the collection;

3) Emergency action plans for fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, and other foreseeable risk situations;

4) Access and use by qualified researchers;

5) Use of the collection for educational purposes.

Report on the current state of the collection with respect to the standards set forth in 36 CFR 79 and other pertinent guidance. Assess the need for conservation treatments to preserve any items or records in the collection, and project conservation needs that may be needed for the next ten years. Provide conservation treatments that do not require procurement of special equipment or materials. Assess the potential for off-post curation, including a consideration of the relative costs and benefits to the installation of each option. Make other recommendations pertinent to maintaining proper care of collections and records of the installation in accord with ARPA, DA policies, and other legal authorities applicable to maintaining long-term records and collections at the installation. Other related tasks as may be assigned by the cultural resources program manager or coordinator.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Range $39,000-$41,000

POSITION #: CAM/CR/10/18/10

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How to apply
APPLY: Detailed job descriptions and application instructions can be found at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/Jobs/cemmljob.htm. Apply no later than October 18, 2010, for full consideration. A complete application consists of: 1) LETTER OF INTENT- a letter stating your interest in the position; 2) CV- resume; 3) TRANSCRIPTS-transcripts for each degree earned listed in the qualifications, (Bachelors); 4) DEGREE CONFERRAL- if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded, include a copy of diploma; 5) REFERENCES- contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor; and 6) STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS-a letter responding to the minimum and desirable criteria in the announcement. CSU is an EO/AA employer.

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