The Florida Museum of Natural History (FM) is hiring a FM Collections Manager for the South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography (SFAE) Collections within the Department of Natural History. This full-time, TEAMS exempt staff position will serve as the South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography Collections Manager and will report to the Curator of South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography. Duties include maintaining and upgrading archaeological and ethnographic collections; overseeing the SFAE collections and laboratory space; loan processing; collection accessions and deaccessions; coordinating and updating data management system; managing and supervising personnel, researchers, students, volunteers, and visitors; answering public inquiries; managing accounts, budgets, payroll, and purchasing; participating in public outreach engagements and events; participating in research; assisting in acquiring grant-funds as needed to support improvements and use of the collections; liaising with Indigenous communities and museums; and coordinating management of archaeology laboratory and collections at the FM’s Randell Research Center (RRC) with the RRC Operations Manager.
With this position we seek to strengthen the FM’s regional, state, and global leadership role in natural history, cultural heritage, education, and public outreach by hiring a creative Collections Manager whose experience can be focused on supporting all SFAE researchers, students, visitors, volunteers, and will foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society. The FM is actively seeking applicants who contribute to the inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) of both academic and public communities and who have experience working with and supporting underserved and/or underrepresented communities.
Interested applicants must apply online by August 16th, 2021 at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/517366/flmnh-collections-manager-ii.
Target start date by October 1, 2021
Expected salary: $38,000.00 – 53,000.00, commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum Requirements: Master of Arts or Science, or Bachelor’s Degree in 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.
- Ph.D. preferred, with a background in archaeological and anthropological sciences and at least three years of experience working with an archaeological and/or ethnographic collection. Proficiency in the identification of archaeological and ethnographic objects and their curation in accordance with standards of the discipline. Inclusive of:
- A basic understanding of pre-Columbian and Historic Florida ceramic, bone, stone, wood, shell, and metal artifacts.
- Basic knowledge of Florida’s historical and contemporary Indigenous communities and their history and material culture.
- An understanding of curatorial standards and collections management requirements specific to archaeological artifact and ethnographic object types.
- Basic knowledge of historical ecology and environmental archaeology desirable, including but not limited to archaeobotany, archaeological soils, and zooarchaeology. Basic knowledge of human skeletal remains desirable.
- Experience in managing broadly based curatorial and collection management responsibilities, and appropriate skills in managing a paid staff and unpaid volunteers, graduate students, and undergraduate student assistants.
- Ability to successfully secure grants for collections management and/or use.
- Demonstrated ability for effective scholarly writing, research, and communication with peers, students, and the general public, including social media and website content.
- Knowledge and adherence to rules and regulations associated with archaeological collections in the state of Florida and federal NAGPRA compliance.
- Must be conversant with database development and management.
- Must be able to work independently so that day-to-day activities do not require constant monitoring by the immediate supervisor.
- Must have good organizational skills.
Interested applicants must apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/517366/flmnh-collections-manager-ii. Applicants should provide 1) a professional CV or resumé, 2) the names and contact information for up to three references, 3) a cover letter of up to two pages highlighting their relevant collections management and/or museum curation experience, professional background, and research, and 4) a one page statement describing their past or current contributions to IDEA, and/or future aspirations for the Florida Museum’s and the University of Florida’s commitment to increasing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and Accessibility within STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education and disciplines. For inquiries concerning this position, contact Dr. Michelle LeFebvre, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.