Museum Curator Supervisor, Archeology
This listing closes on 9/26/2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).
$61,868.00 – $93,966.00 Annually
Dauphin County, PA
Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Historical & Museum Commission
Closing date and time
9/26/2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
FOSCEP – Fed of St Cult & Ed Profsnls
HM State Museum of Pennsylvania, Curatorial Division
300 North Street
MegAnn Carey, Janeé Corbin
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is looking for a versatile and experienced archaeologist to direct the archeology section of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the official museum of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The senior curator will oversee a team of archaeologists who preserve more that 11.5 million artifacts and use them to help tell the story of more than 12,000 years of Pennsylvania history through changing exhibitions and public programs. The position also represents PHMC within the field of archaeology at the state and national level and is responsible for developing new initiatives related to outreach and fieldwork. If you have a passion for Pennsylvania, archeology and museums, apply today to become part of the State Museum’s curatorial leadership team!
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DESCRIPTION OF WORK
As a Museum Curator Supervisor for Archaeology, you will oversee a team of archaeologists within the State Museum of Pennsylvania, supervising all programs and activities including collecting artifacts and collection registration, documentation, cataloging, inventorying, and physical care in accordance with laws, regulations, and best practices.
You will work with leadership and other senior curators to incorporate Pennsylvania archaeology within the exhibits and programs of the State Museum, oversee and contribute to the development of short- and long-term plans for museum exhibits, writing and editing scripts and serving as a content advisor, and develop research projects including limited seasonal fieldwork that result in an exhibition, publications, and/or public interpretation programs.
You will also serve as a link to archaeological organizations and the public, responding to inquiries concerning prehistoric and historic archaeology and makes identifications of archaeological artifacts and collections, and also work closely with the State Historic Preservation Office in compliance work and PHMC’s Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums, where fieldwork may be conducted.
Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 1 day a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
One year as a Museum Curator, Archeology 2; or
Two years of curatorial work in the field of archeology, and a master’s degree in Archeology or Anthropology, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which would afford the applicant the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.
This particular position also requires 3 years of full-time professional work experience in the discipline of Eastern United States Archaeology.
This supervisory-level position requires the selected candidate to be familiar with the scope of artifacts specifically found in the eastern United States in order to properly identify and classify archaeological specimens and maintain and preserve a diverse collection of artifacts that the Commission is responsible for managing. Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archaeologists.
PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.