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American Indian Curatorial and Program Assistant Updated

Montana State University
Belgrade, Montana
Closing date
Jun 30, 2023

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Details
Position Information
Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23305
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Michael Fox
MOR History Projects
Museum of the Rockies
Classification Title Program/Project Lead
Working Title American Indian Curatorial and Program Assistant Updated
Brief Position Overview
Museum of the Rockies is seeking a Program Coordinator for American Indian Cultures to assist in the creation of a new American Indian exhibition focusing on tribes of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. We are looking for an applicant with close ties to American Indian cultures and a desire to learn about museum work from the inside.
Position Number 4C0537
Department Museum of the Rockies
Division Museum of the Rockies
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation
FTE .75 - 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $52K-$56K
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
Position Details
General Statement
Museum of the Rockies, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
Position assists the Curator of History in the development of an exhibition on the American Indian peoples of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Position will be responsible for maintaining a project calendar to ensure the timely completion of project tasks and assist in making and maintaining contacts with tribal partners and consultants. Position will conduct independent research and write tribal histories and other topics for potential inclusion in the exhibition. The position will also assist the Education Department in the development of educational programming associated with the exhibition.
Well-qualified candidates must be energetic, innovative, reflective, flexible, resourceful, enthusiastic, and with a strong interest in presenting the diverse and complex cultures of American Indian peoples.
Some travel will be required as needed.
Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- A keen interest in a field appropriate for the position such as education, Indigenous/Native American studies, environmental sciences, anthropology, history, etc.
- Relevant knowledge about American Indian ways of knowing
- Relevant knowledge of basic computer operation
Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- A bachelor's or higher degree in a field appropriate for the position such as education, Indigenous/Native American studies, environmental sciences, anthropology, history, etc.
- Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a diverse range of groups and institutions, including schools, museums, non-profits, and tribal nations to develop and implement educational programs
The Successful Candidate Will
- Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity practices
- Detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines
- Deep knowledge of American Indian ways of knowing and knowledge of contemporary communities and life ways
- Close relationships with tribal members and/or representatives
- Interest in museum work
- Excellent communicator with ability to work independently and with teams
- Enthusiastic and curious about museum work and the themes of this exhibition.
- Strong research and public programming skills
- Knowledge and appreciation of traditional and contemporary American Indian art and made objects
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
Ability to travel as needed
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon a successful search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on March 30, 2023; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Special Instructions
Diversity Statement
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:

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