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🔗State Curations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Jackson, MS
  • $33,600.00-$38,640.00 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seeks a state curations manager to serve in the archaeology section of Historic Preservation.
  • Job Qualifications:

    This role typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree and two to four years of experience. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in archaeology or anthropology. Archaeological field school and at least two years of previous experience in curation and collections management are also preferred.

  • 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) seeks a state curations manager to serve in the archaeology section of Historic Preservation. This individual manages, assigns, and tracks curated state collections and ensures compliance with NAGPRA. They play a crucial part in identifying, registering, and protecting archaeological sites owned by the state of Mississippi. The position reports to the Director of Archaeological Collections.

This individual will:

  • Direct the curation and conservation of state-owned collections following 36CFR79 regulations.
  • Collaborate with tribal partners and the public for research requests.
  • Fulfill duties under NAGPRA.
  • Address public inquiries regarding state-owned collections.
  • Maintain the state-owned database by inputting, querying, and maintaining spreadsheets.
  • Develop and oversee priorities for processing state collections in coordination with the Director of Archaeological Collections.
  • Attend to collection needs like artifact cleaning, cataloging, photographing, and rehousing.
  • Work alongside other staff members to ensure consistency in data.
  • Fulfill other assigned duties as assigned.

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

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