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Anthropology Collections Assistant

University of Colorado
Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Anthropology Collections Assistant
Requisition Number: 56569
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Research Faculty
Schedule: Part Time
Posting Close Date: 23-May-2024
Date Posted:
Job Summary
We are looking to hire an Anthropology Collections Assistant. This is a summer only position that is for 100 hours total.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The University of Colorado Museum fosters exploration and appreciation of the natural environment and human cultures through research, teaching, and community outreach. We provide academic training for graduate students in Museum and Field Studies; build, conserve, and interpret research collections; and offer exhibits and educational programs for the University and the public.
The Museum is located on the main campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, and houses the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountains. Currently, more than four million objects are categorized into five disciplines: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Paleontology, and Zoology. The museum's Anthropology Section manages more than 1.5 million archaeological and ethnographic objects, and nearly 50,000 photographic images relevant to the Anthropology collections. For more information about our museum and collections, please see
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Assist Anthropology Section with day-to-day collections activities, including but not limited to artifact handling, data entry, assisting researchers, loans and shipping, artifact research, preventive conservation, digitizing collections, mount making, and other duties as assigned.
What You Should Know
This position requires lifting, bending, and kneeling, as well as work on ladders.
What We Can Offer
$30/hour for up to 100 hours.
Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave ( .
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What We Require
- Must be enrolled in a Masters Degree in Museum and Field Studies by August 2024.
- At least two years of part-time experience working with anthropology collections in a university museum setting.
Special Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Resume or CV
Please apply by 5/23/24 for consideration.
Note: Application material will not be accepted via email. For Consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs ( .
To apply, visit (
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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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