🔗NAGPRA Coordinator (Senior Science Museum Collection Manager) Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Website Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at University of New Mexico
Founded in 1932, the Maxwell Museum holds large anthropological collections in four collecting divisions (archaeology, ethnology, osteology, and archives), with particular strengths in scholarship and research in the US Southwest. The Museum is strongly committed to: fulfilling the ethical and legal requirements of NAGPRA; fostering strong collaborative relationships with Native American communities; the respectful curation of Indigenous cultural collections; and the repatriation of ancestral human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony as specified in 43 CFR Part 10.
The NAGPRA Coordinator will work closely with the MMA Director and collection staff on activities necessary for the repatriation and disposition of human remains and cultural objects to Native American descendant communities. The NAGPRA Coordinator will act as a liaison between the MMA and representatives of Native American communities, the National NAGPRA program, and other federal and state agencies.
Specifically, the NAGPRA Coordinator will research and review pertinent records and archival materials on file in the Museum; compile cultural affiliation documents; work with museum staff to review inventories to ensure all NAGPRA-relevant materials are included in final inventories; coordinate responses to collection queries and requests for information from Native American representatives; schedule consultations and maintain communications with stakeholders; track and maintain records of all NAGPRA activities conducted by the MMA. Will work with Museum staff in the development and
refinement of NAGPRA policies and procedures and in the submission of grants and funding requests to support NAGPRA activities and culturally appropriate curation of Native American collections. Will supervise student employees and volunteers involved in supporting NAGPRA activities. Will interact with the public, university, and professional community through teaching, lectures, presentations, and publications.