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.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
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.
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
· 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