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Mellon Project Curatorial Assistant


The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is accepting applications for a part-time, term-limited, grant-funded  Mellon Project Curatorial Assistant. The assistant will support the Haffenreffer Museum's Curatorial team (Chief Curator, Curator, Registrar) on a dedicated, Mellon Foundation grant-funded project to document, rehouse, and relocate (in new storage cabinets) the Haffenreffer Museum's Native American archaeological and ethnographic collections. The Mellon Project Curatorial Assistant also assists the Curatorial team in coordinating work with a project-funded photographer and project-contracted conservator to document and stabilize the Museum's core Native American ethnographic and archaeological collections.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have relevant experience in a collection management or registration setting, together with a B.A/B.S. degree (or higher) in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Art History, or related fields. They will also have basic knowledge of preventitive conservation strategies for cultural property in storage, on exhibition, etc. and experience using a collection management system (MuseumPlusRia preferred). 

Salary: Part-time, Grade 6

This position is based at the Haffenreffer Museum's Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI. The Mellon Project Curatorial Assistant must be able to arrange or have his/her own transportation to arrive at the Collections Research Center on schedule and to be able to leave on time, regardless of the season. This is a part-time position on a grant-funded project with delimited functions and scope within the Museum's staff. The position is therefore term-limited but of intermediate duration. Funding for this project extends through March 31, 2022. 

Applications must be submitted through Brown University's Carreer Site. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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