Curator and Director, NAGPRA Program, University of Alabama Museums
University of Alabama Museums
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Type: Full Time
The University of Alabama Museums seeks a Director/Curator for its NAGPRA Program.
The Director and Curator, NAGPRA Program ensures compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) through consultations, repatriations, and other activities. Directs the respectful care and curation of the NAGPRA collection, i.e. all items and human remains subject to NAGPRA.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.
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Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Native American Studies, or related field and some experience in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects, to include some experience with NAGPRA collections and consultation; OR Master’s degree and two (2) years of experience in identifying, analyzing, organizing, and managing Native American artifacts, human remains, and associated funerary objects, to include some experience with NAGPRA collections and consultation.
Skills and Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of NAGPRA law and procedures for compliance, consultation and project management, prior experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders (i.e. descendant communities, university faculty, staff, students, legal counsel, and government staff).
Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions.
The University of Alabama Museums is a museum system consisting of five public museums, including Moundville Archaeological Park, one of the most significant Native American heritage sites in the nation; the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Gorgas House Museum, Warner Transportation Museum, and the Paul W. Bryant Museum. UA Museums also includes a central Department of Museum Research and Collections, the UA Office of Archaeological Research, and an EMMY award winning public television nature documentary series, Discovering Alabama. The mission of The University of Alabama Museums is to broaden the knowledge of natural sciences and cultural heritage through collections and quality programs of research, instruction and service.