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  • Employer: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
  • Salary: $23-25 per hour
  • Posting Closes: January 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks an Assistant Collections Manager in the Integrative Collections Branch to support the Anthropology Collections. The Anthropology Collections currently hold approximately 500,000 artifacts in the areas of Archaeology and Ethnology; the collections are largely from North America, but represent cultures from around the world. This position supports the efforts to preserve and protect the collections on a long-term basis, increase access and grow scientific output, to manage and expand collections, and to help inspire diverse communities’ understanding of, and involvement in, anthropology and the natural world.

This position supports the collections and research activities of the Department of Anthropology as it aspires to curate the best understood and most ethically held anthropology collection in North America. The Department seeks to document and understand the human communities of the Rocky Mountain region and beyond through study of their material cultures while adhering to the guiding principles of reciprocity, justice, dialogue and respect. DMNS is especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitments to co-create a museum-wide DEAI strategy, and to find ways for culturally diverse communities to engage with the Museum in meaningful ways.

This position reports to the Anthropology Collections Manager.

Essential duties: 

  • Assists with professional collections management for all collections.
  • Assists with the accession, deaccession, documentation, registration, and preparation of collections as assigned.
  • Implements training, monitoring, and daily supervision of interns and volunteers as assigned.
  • Responds to internal and external queries and requests, and facilitates use of collections.
  • Assists in maintaining collections metadata, including digital records and associated multimedia files.
  • Implements and ensures adherence to all safety protocols in collections.
  • Supports and delivers internal and external outreach programs as appropriate or required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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