Job Listing
🔗Grant Curation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Jackson, MS
  • $28,542.30-$34,000.00 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is seeking a grant curation specialist to serve in the archaeology section of Historic Preservation.
  • Job Qualifications:

    This role typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in archaeology or anthropology. Preferred candidates will possess experience in an archaeological field school, demonstrate expertise in laboratory analysis of archaeological materials from the Southeastern United States, and possess proficiency in tribal consultation regarding NAGPRA. Additionally, familiarity with federal grant requirements and applications is highly desirable.

  • How to Apply:

    Submit your application via the Mississippi State Personnel Board, linked here.

  • Job benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Personal and Medical Leave
  • Contact Name: Shelby Tipton
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 601-576-6865

Website Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902 to collect, preserve, and provide access to the archival resources of the state. Our commitment to preservation continues today through the work of the department’s five divisions: Archives and Records Services, Administration, Historic Preservation, Museums, and Programs and Communication. The Historic Preservation team works with property owners to preserve the state’s historic sites and structures.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is seeking a grant curation specialist to serve in the archaeology section of Historic Preservation. This individual oversees the assignment, management, and tracking of curated state collections and ensures compliance with NAGPRA. They also play a crucial role in identifying, registering, and safeguarding archaeological sites owned by the state of Mississippi. This position reports to the Director of Archaeological Collections. It is a one-year grant-funded position that may have the potential for extension.

This individual will:

  • Catalog, clean, document, photograph, and rehouse archaeological collections.
  • Ensure collections meet the 36CFR79 standards.
  • Aid in maintaining the curation inventory.
  • Generate progress reports for the Director of Archaeological Collections.
  • Collaborate with the grant coordinator to produce associated reports.
  • Carry out duties per NAGPRA requirements and other duties as assigned.

Candidates must be reliable, demonstrate organizational skills, and have the ability to maintain focus.

About Us: The National Council for Preservation Education sponsors PreserveNet to provide a comprehensive resource for students, enthusiasts, emerging and midcareer professionals, and academics in historic preservation and allied fields. Our goal is to connect people to ideas, knowledge, and best practices to ensure the preservation and appreciation of our shared built environment and cultural heritage.

is maintained by Cornell University students with funding
from the National Council for Preservation Education.

Copyright © 2023 PreserveNet Sponsored by NCPE, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
Site Dev by Camilo Graphics