The Massachusetts Archaeological Society is seeking the contracted services of a NAGPRA inventory specialist to inventory the museum’s NAGPRA-related cultural materials and produce a NAGPRA inventory. The contractor will be paid at a rate of $20/hr. The maximum contract obligation is $10,000 (approximately 500 hours) with a period of work not to exceed 6 months. There is a possibility we would hire the same contractor for future projects. The contractor will be responsible for handling, curating, re-inventorying, and re-housing archaeological objects and collections. As part of the re-inventorying process, the contractor will identify and document human remains and associated funerary objects as well as unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. The contractor will also update NAGPRA collections records including electronic databases, associated records, forms, summary documents, and legal documents. The contractor will also assist with managing any deaccessioning of NAGPRA-related materials and oversee inventory tasks associated with repatriation claims. The contractor will assist in preparing for and conducting consultations and repatriation between the MAS and federally recognized tribes.The contractor will possess a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Anthropology/Archaeology, Museum Studies, or a related field and have a background in North American archaeology, Native American artifacts, and NAGPRA compliance experience. Experience coordinating with members of the Native American community a plus. The Contractor should be familiar with PastPerfect software. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume to: Lindsay Randall at