The Florida Museum (FM) is hiring an experienced full-time Collections Manager for the Ceramic Technology Laboratory (CTL) and Florida Archaeology within the Department of Natural History. The CTL, FM’s hub for pottery research, is equipped with a petrographic microscope, handheld XRF, and electric furnaces, and maintains pottery type collections, comparative clay samples, and a thin section library. The Florida Archaeology collection is comprised of more than a million artifacts from nearly 2,000 sites that form the basis for a wide variety of archaeological research. This full-time, TEAMS exempt staff position will manage all aspects of the CTL, conduct pottery analysis in collaboration with the Curator of Florida Archaeology, contribute to management of the Florida Archaeology collections and the research goals of the institution, and participate in public outreach.

Job Description

Expected salary: $55,000-$62,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of experience working with a collection of an appropriate discipline. Specific knowledge of the discipline for the collection area is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must apply online at In order to be considered you must upload 1) a professional CV or resumé, 2) a cover letter highlighting relevant experience in archaeology, pottery analysis, and other professional background, and 3) a statement, no more than two pages, describing your approach to collections management in a university-based museum. The statement should also address the applicant’s past and current contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and/or future aspirations for increasing DEI within the context of the FM and UF. Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) on August 10, 2022.

The Florida Museum’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At FM, we strive to create a more diverse and inclusive student, faculty, and staff experience at the University of Florida. As a university-based museum, we believe it is essential that we, as educators, develop pathways for learners of all ages and wide-ranging audiences toward increased diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in STEM and Social Science disciplines and workforces. We are committed to the ongoing self-reflection and work needed to serve students from historically underrepresented groups within the greater University of Florida community, especially through student mentorship, teaching, public outreach, and experiential learning opportunities. Candidates who, through their job duties, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UF community are encouraged to apply.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.