Archaeological Collections Manager (Fixed-Term): Santa Clara University

University Operations,

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

The Archaeological Collections and Lab Manager will experience the inner workings of an archaeological laboratory by performing various collections-based duties and working on a variety of projects that require different skills. Under the general direction of University Operations and direct supervision by the Director of Cultural Resources Management, the Archaeological Collections and Lab Manager will be responsible for all aspects of management and stewardship of the permanent collections. Essential responsibilities include managing activities related to the permanent collection, exhibition coordination; registration of objects, cataloging, and inventory control; packing, crating and shipping of collections; management of outgoing loans; evaluation of collection conservation needs and implementation of long-range collections care plan; maintaining storage facilities and serving on collections/exhibitions project teams.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for cataloguing backlogged collections and will be directly responsible for managing the physical care and storage environment of the archaeological collections. This colleague must work cooperatively and creatively with staff, students and volunteers at the CRM facility and with university partners and contractors, ensuring that the overall institutional goals are maintained and programs are effectively promoted. This is term position of one year, renewable upon review and needs assessment.

Education and Years of Experience:
Minimum of three years of consecutive collections management experience in an archaeological curation facility or museum setting required; 5+ years preferred.

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Position will remain open until filled.

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