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Posted: 11/28/2016

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
located at the Defense Supply Center Richmond

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Senior Curator
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA


A Senior Curator (Research Associate IV Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to oversee curation services, including processing, cataloguing, photography, and housing/rehousing artifact collections for the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC).  This position is located at the Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.  The Senior Curator shall provide daily onsite supervision of curators and curation technicians, as well as providing onsite contract management for CEMML.   This position shall perform and oversee digitization of existing collections and collections data processing.  The Senior Curator is also responsible for weekly and monthly reporting requirements for the NHHC, US Army Corps of Engineers, and CEMML.


Masters Degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Art History; or in an applicable subject-matter field, such as archaeological collections management, anthropological curator, etc., and ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in the management of museum or archaeological collections.

An in-depth knowledge of collections management practices and procedures is required. Must demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, the management of museum or archaeological collections in accordance with Federal laws and regulations, such as 36 CFR Part 79, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the National Park Service Museum Handbook, and applying museum or archaeological curatorial methods and techniques in acquiring, cataloging, storing, and displaying archaeological collections.

Specific examples of past work experience in cataloging artifact collections using a collections management database is required.

Must have, orbe able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) or Defense Supply Center Richmond Identification (DSCR ID),and must beable topass a Defense Logistics Agencybackground check.


Ph.D. in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Art History; or in an applicable subject-matter field, such as archaeological collections management, anthropological curator, etc. and five or more years of experience managing museum or archaeological collections.  Prior experience with military collections is definitely preferred.  Experience in project management and/or contracts management is also a plus.  Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and creatively with staff, contractors, and Navy personnel at the Defense Supply Center Richmond is also desirable.


·      Project Management: Provide daily onsite supervision of CEMML curation technician(s) performing data entry using the Navy collections management database.

Provide daily onsite project management for the work efforts of contract employee curators and curation technicians inventorying, cataloging, photographing, and rehousing artifacts in accordance with professional curation standards, 36 CFR Part 79, and the NHHC Object Processing Manual.

The Senior Curator will be responsible for preparing and providing weekly and monthly reports, and other correspondence as requested, throughout the period of performance according to professional museum standards and in accordance with U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expectations.

·      Curatorial Collections Management: Direct, conduct, and supervise curators and curation technicians in the processing, cataloging, photographing, and housing/rehousing artifacts within the Navy Headquarters Historic Artifact Collection.  This collection contains over 300,000 artifacts.  The catalogingprocess includes not onlyprovenance documentation and research, but also condition assessment, cleaning, physical numberingof each artifact, and rehousingthe artifact.

The incumbent shall provide a leadership role in conducting, managing, and overseeing the inventory and cataloging part of this collection

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How to apply
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/39848. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 11, 2016, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of: 1)Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2)Resume 3)Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4)Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5)References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML
Colorado State University, 1490 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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