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🔗NAGPRA Coordinator (Senior Science Museum Collection Manager) Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

  • Full Time
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • $3,731.87-$4,552.66 USD / Month
  • December 1, 2022
  • Job Reference #: Rec22343
  • Job Summary: The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (MMA) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) seeks a NAGPRA Coordinator to oversee compliance, consultations, repatriations, and other activities associated with ensuring the Museum’s compliance with NAGPRA.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies, or Native American Studies. At least 5 years of documented experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
    • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that is above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience with compliance procedures and tasks related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
      • Expertise in the archaeology of the Indigenous US Southwest, particularly New Mexico
      • Experience conducting consultations with Native American Tribes; strong interpersonal skills in working with diverse communities.
      • Demonstrated experience with collection management best practices and standards and work with archaeological collections and associated archival records.
      • Demonstrated computer proficiency with museum collections databases, Microsoft Suite.
    • Demonstrated experience in successful project management, meeting deadlines, and working collaboratively as part of a team of museum professionals.
    • Experience supervising curatorial assistants, student employees, and volunteers
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • How to Apply:

    Application Instructions: Applications should be submitted through UNM Jobs:

  • Job benefits: Benefits Eligible
  • Application URL:

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.

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