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Museum Curator - Regular Exempt Staff

New Mexico State University, Department of Anthropology
Las Cruces, New Mexico
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Position Type
General Anthropology
Full Time
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

(Req 2200639S, Pos 199311) The University Museum at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seeks a regular exempt staff position for a collegial and engaged museum curator who is broadly trained to direct the development, care, maintenance, exhibition, loan and use of collections in compliance with state and federal law. The collections consist of over 200,000 ethnographic, historical, archaeological, and contemporary objects that document the cultural diversity of the U.S.-Mexico border in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico.  We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: exhibit development and curation, collections-based scholarship, preventative conservation, and/or collaborative public engagement. Scholarly and public educational philosophies that are collaborative and participatory are strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience working with communities connected to our collections including Indigenous and/or Latin American communities in the State of New Mexico, Greater Southwest, and internationally are strongly preferred.  The successful applicant will supervise undergraduate and graduate student interns and volunteers and teach at least one course (3 credits in museum studies) per year that fosters experiential learning. Under the supervision of the Director of the University Museum, the curator will serve as a liaison between the University Museum; the Department of Anthropology; other campus museums and departments and other museums in the region.  Anticipated start date is January 12, 2023.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum qualifications: MA in Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related field with 3 years of professional experience.  Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related field with 3 years professional experience at time of appointment.

All application materials must be submitted online at When submitting your application, you will need to upload

1. a letter of interest;

2. curriculum vitae;

3. unofficial transcripts that show award of terminal degree; and

4. names and contact information (to include phone numbers and email) for three (3) references. 

Closing Date:  October 10, 2022.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.



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