The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks a Curatorial Associate in connection with the reinterpretation and re-installation of the Northwest Coast Hall, which is now underway. The position is responsible for coordinating and assisting in all aspects of curatorial research and documentation for the project. S/he will conduct substantive anthropological and historical research on issues related to the Hall and the cultures represented and will be responsible for outreach, planning, and logistics in support of work with First Nations advisors, including arranging advisor visits to AMNH; videoconferences and other communications, as well as curatorial visits to Northwest Coast communities and museums. S/he will manage the project budget and, as directed by the Curator, will assist in interfacing among the various AMNH departments engaged in the project.
This 22-month position begins immediately and comes with a competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
B.A. or higher in Anthropology or Native American studies. Advanced degree preferred. Knowledge of and field experience with First Nations communities in the Pacific Northwest is highly desirable. Five years' experience with science or other museums, in exhibition, education, and/or public communication, highly desirable. Excellent research, organizations, and communication (written and verbal) skills and strong project management skills required.
CV's should be sent to: Dr. Peter Whiteley, Curator of North American Ethnology, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, and the Museum’s first scientific department was Anthropology, established in 1873. The current Division of Anthropology comprises five curators and a support staff of 40. Current curators specialize in biological anthropology, North American archaeology, North American ethnology, Mesoamerican archaeology, South American ethnology, and Asian ethnology. The Division includes staff members who work in collections management, archives, digital imaging and database management, objects conservation, and cultural resources. The collections of the Division number more than 500,000 objects, including biological specimens and artifacts from past and current cultures around the world.