Archaeology Collections Graduate Assistant
The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is currently hiring an Archaeology Collections Graduate Assistant for the 2022 calendar year. This position represents a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the logistics and implementation of moving museum collections. Under the supervision and training of curation and collections staff, the GA will assist in returning the archaeology collections and research laboratory to the newly renovated IUMAA facility. Duties may include tracking and moving collections, equipment, and supplies; unpacking and organizing artifacts and archival records; inventorying, researching, and cataloging collections; and building storage containers and drawer mounts for rehousing. Other tasks may include facilitating exhibit preparations, digitization, environmental monitoring, and other collections management and curation activities. The GA may also assist with the supervision and training of hourly staff or students as needed. The position may require training and operation of a hydraulic lift as well as frequent lifting and moving of collection boxes, equipment, and other furniture (ability to lift up to 50 pounds).
Indiana University graduate students must be enrolled full time for the 2022 Calendar Year. Graduate students in Archaeology, Anthropology, Curatorship, Information & Library Science, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have very good organizational skills, work ethic, and the ability to accurately record data.
Compensation is an $18,000 stipend disbursed in 12 monthly payments, and health insurance coverage from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. The position requires a 20-hour per week employment commitment during the calendar year. No fee remission is available for this position.
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Deadline for Applications
November 29, 2021
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