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Posted: 02/21/2017

Colorado State University
Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a team of natural and cultural resource management professionals experienced in the conservation and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources. CEMML is well known for its 30-year history of natural and cultural resources work on military lands across the United States, but our specialists are also well versed in federal contracting requirements for all agencies with which we have past experience, including the National Park Service, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the US Forest Service, federal research laboratories, various state agencies, and the private sector. Our mission is to contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the sound management of natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. CEMML is a leader in the conservation and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources. Formally established in 1991, CEMML now employs over 380 permanent employees located at 60 separate facilities, and another 50+ employees at our main office in Fort Collins. Cultural resource inventories and historical documentation, natural resource inventory and monitoring, environmental planning and compliance, NEPA/NHPA documentation, floral and faunal surveys, wildland fire management, data management and analysis, computer cartography, GIS and spatial analysis, and graphics development and production are common tasks. More specifically, our Cultural Resource Management staff and Principal Investigators provide technical expertise in National Register eligibility assessments and nominations for historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and historic buildings, sites, and structures; curation; cultural landscape reports; site and administrative histories; Native American consultation; cultural resources data management and analysis; GIS/GPS support; and predictive archaeological monitoring.

Museum Database & Collections Assistant
POSITION #: 022403.0001
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
Open Until

The Curator of the Navy maintains a collection of artifacts of various sizes and materials ranging from uniforms to small boats. The collection is comprised of items going back to the founding of the Republic up through current operations. The Headquarters Historic Artifact Collection (HAC) exceeds 300,000 artifacts. These heritage assets come from a variety of sources, including terrestrial and submerged archeological resources, government transfers and private donations.

We are looking for an organized individual who will, under the supervision of the Senior Curator, conduct artifact record entry and manage data within The Naval History and Heritage Commands (NHHC) artifact database. This position is located at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia. Over the past three years, access to the Navy collections management database has been extremely limited, resulting in a large artifact record backlog. The Museum Database and Collections Assistant will be responsible for creating new artifact catalog records from pre-existing hardcopy/digitized records in an MS Access Database and/or K EMu collections management system. This will include but is not limited to data entry, high-resolution photo editing, and collection records management. This position will also assist the Senior Curator with a variety of data management tasks.


Bachelors degree in museum studies, public history, American history, or related field and 2 or more years of experience in a museum, preferably a history museum, including work with museum collection database(s).
Excellent computer skills in Access database, Adobe Photoshop, and Excel spreadsheets on a PC platform is essential. 
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work to a deadline. 
Excellent judgment, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines

Must have, or be able to obtain, a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) or Defense Supply Center Richmond Identification (DSCR ID) to gain access to this secure Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) installation, and must be able to pass a DLA background check. 
Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.



Prior experience working with federal museum collections is a plus
Experience in artifact photography preferred
Experience using image linking software and Web database development also a plus

How to apply
SALARY Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $35,000-$40,000. This is a 12-month position, continuation of which is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for museum database collection efforts at Richmond, VA. BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11.5% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/. APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42083. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 27, 2017 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 birthdates 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) Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University - CEMML
1490 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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