Preservation & Museum Specialist

Updated: about 2 hours ago
Location: Pullman, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Title:

260L-YN - Preservation & Museum Specialist 4

Business Title:

Preservation & Museum Specialist

Additional Titles:

260K-YN - Preservation & Museum Specialist 3

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Classified

Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Opportunity:

The WSU Museum of Anthropology, within the Department of Anthropology has an opening for a Preservation and Museum Specialist. Depending on your qualifications and experiences the the opening is either a Preservation and Museum Specialist 3 or 4.

Key Responsibilities:

Contributes to the mission of Museum of Anthropology—to promote understanding of human cultures through research, education, and stewardship of substantial archaeological and ethnographic materials from the northwest—by engaging collection maintenance and rehabilitation, public and student outreach, and making the collections available for research and other creative activi­ties.


Serves as lead collections manager/curator and program assistant to the Director of the WSU Museum of Anthropology, within the Department of Anthropology.
 

Performs administrative and program responsibilities with respect to collections, exhibits, and laboratories. Responsible for managing day-to-day operations and services; for supervising personnel; for developing and implementing educational, stewardship, and research priorities and tasks; and for the curation and security of collections of the Museum, including archaeological or ethnographic collections owned by WSU and those held in trust at WSU for various State and Federal agency partners.
 

Assist and develop relationships by representing Museum to both internal and external constituents, including WSU students and faculty, the public, and Tribal communities.


Direct and train the work of temporary employees, students and volunteers.

Preservation and Museum Specialist 3 Required Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology (archaeology emphasis), history, museum studies, or a relevant field. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Two (2) years of experience at a curatorial institution directly related to the functional area and duties and responsibilities specified.

Preservation and Museum Specialist 4 Required Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology (archaeology emphasis), history, museum studies, or a relevant field. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Four (4) years of experience at a curatorial institution directly related to the functional area and duties and responsibilities specified.

Additional Required Qualifications for both positions:

  • Knowledge of material culture and historic preservation.

  • Posses, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.

Additional Required Qualifications (Preservation and Museum Specialist 4):

  • Four years experience as a museum curator

  • Experience leading and/or directing the work of others.


Preferred Qualifications for both positions:

  • A Master's degree is preferred; any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • At least one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/.  Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Department of Anthropology

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-4910

Department Link: anthro.wsu.edu/

Monthly Salary:

Preservation & Museum Specialist 3 Range 42 $3,401 - $4,425

Preservation and Museum Specialist 4 Range 48 $3,915 - $5,136

Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: Screening of applicants will begin September 19, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .


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