Position Information

Position Number 73660
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary Responsible for accessioning, cataloging, preservation, storage, and care of museum collections, collections information systems, grant funding, and development of written collections policies and procedures. Teaches at least one class in the Museum Studies and/or Cultural Resource Management Program (undergraduate or graduate) per year.
Required Qualifications Master’s degree preferably in museum studies, art history, anthropology, or history.
3 years of experience working in a museum or similar organization.
Preferred Qualifications Supervisory experience in museum collections management.
Experience in space planning for museum storage.
Experience with automated collections management systems.
Project management experience.
Duties & Responsibilities Teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in museum collections management and associated topics as needed.
Generates and maintains all records information regarding collections, including accession and catalog records, loans, and inventories.
Develops and maintains an automated collections management system including software and related hardware.
In association with curators, develops collections management policies and procedures.
Trains and supervises museum student staff to participate in collections management efforts.
Recruits and supervises collections volunteers.
Participates in an active grant writing and contracting program.
Facilitates exhibition program, supporting work by Curators and creating periodic displays.
Mentors Museum Studies / Cultural Resource Management students interested in museum collections and material culture studies.
Provides opportunities for Museum Studies / Cultural Resource Management students to participate in collections operations.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.
May supervisor other office staff in absence of the Director.
Message to Applicants This position will have a large focus on written communication. Please attach a writing sample that shows your style of writing.
Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Hourly
Staff Pay Level
Pay Range $20.50 – $24.50
Division Academic Affairs
Department Museum of Cultural & Natural History
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, some evenings and weekends
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department The Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University is one of America’s oldest applied laboratories for students in the interdisciplinary Museum Studies and Cultural Resource Management Programs. The fast-paced work environment also supports classes and research in Biology, Anthropology, History, and many other university disciplines. The museum is actively engaged with audiences both within and outside the university.
About CMU Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University has evolved into a major, national university with nearly 27,000 students, approximately 50 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, top-ranked online programs, and nearly 215,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU is a $480-million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs that have been ranked among the best in the nation, such as neuroscience, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, and online programs for undergraduates as well as the online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders.
Central Michigan University complements its excellent academics with experiences outside the classroom – hands-on opportunities that enable students to find their potential and develop their ability to contribute to the world around them.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today in America’s 137th College of Medicine, which in 2017 will graduate its first class of doctors dedicated to medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed national norms for many industries.
CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and is located in a classic, tight-knit college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 residents, Mount Pleasant offers a mix of outdoor features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture. Mount Pleasant is just an hour or two from most of Michigan’s destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, sunset beaches on Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.
EEO Statement CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Posting Begins 05/29/2016
Posting Ends 06/26/2016
Open Until Filled No