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Repatriation Specialist, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe

Specifically, this position will be responsible for researching anthropological, linguistic, folklore, oral traditions, and historical lines of evidence for cultural affiliation, as described within federal regulations 43 CFR 10. The employee will be responsible for assessing data and writing reports, engaging In Tribal consultation and making recommendations on repatriation claims based on their research and consultation. This position will serve as a tribal liaison, responding to requests from Native American Tribes and Pueblos for consultation regarding repatriation requests. The position will provide support and assistance to the other members of the Museum's staff who are reassessing and finalizing prior NAGPRA Inventories of the collections in addition to assisting In preparing Notices for publication In the Federal Register.

Salary Range: $13.83 - $24.06 Hourly / $28,766 - $50,045 Annually

Deadline for application: September 19, 2018


Museum Curator (Education), Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces

  • Develops, organizes and manages museum programs and exhibitions; develops concept for exhibits and programs and formalizes design; recommends art and artifacts for exhibits and educational programs that complement the themes of gallery exhibitions, including performances.
  • Plans and maintains permanent and temporary museum exhibits, exhibit-related displays and presentations; coordinates the presentation of traveling exhibitions; prepares graphics including signs, banners, murals, labels and schematics according to intended audience.
  • Researches, identifies, classifies, and writes promotional materials for exhibitions and educational programs including object lists, labels, ad copy for newsletter, gallery guides, and other materials; conducts research in connection with identifying and describing objects in the collections and concepts of the educational programs.
  • Plans and organizes loan exhibitions and special programs; meets with artists, educators, community groups, and members of the public to discuss programs and potential exhibitions; conducts lectures, tours and training; answers inquiries from the public; coordinates work of instructors, volunteers, students and part-time employees; prepares correspondence, reports, and budgets.
  • Assists in development, implementation and monitoring of marketing and promotional efforts; presents public programs about museum activities; works with staff, Museum Foundations and other organizations in coordinating, promoting and operating fund-raising projects and special events.
  • Researches opportunities for cultural programs, activities and special events; coordinates work with other municipal departments and community organizations
  • Evaluates existing programs for effectiveness, and recommends new programs or program changes; tracks services provided, monitors results, and generates operational reports as needed.
Salary Range: $39,139.62 - $58,709.42 Annually

Deadline for Application: October 1, 2018


Museum Curator (Living Collections), Museum of Nature & Science, Las Cruces

  • Develops, organizes and manages museum programs and exhibitions; develops concept for exhibits and programs and formalizes design; recommends art and artifacts for exhibits and educational programs that complement the themes of gallery exhibitions, including performances.
  • Plans and maintains permanent and temporary museum exhibits, exhibit-related displays and presentations; coordinates the presentation of traveling exhibitions; prepares graphics including signs, banners, murals, labels and schematics according to intended audience.
  • Researches, identifies, classifies, and writes promotional materials for exhibitions and educational programs including object lists, labels, ad copy for newsletter, gallery guides, and other materials; conducts research in connection with identifying and describing objects in the collections and concepts of the educational programs.
  • Plans and organizes loan exhibitions and special programs; meets with artists, educators, community groups, and members of the public to discuss programs and potential exhibitions; conducts lectures, tours and training; answers inquiries from the public; coordinates work of instructors, volunteers, students and part-time employees; prepares correspondence, reports, and budgets.
  • Assists in development, implementation and monitoring of marketing and promotional efforts; presents public programs about museum activities; works with staff, Museum Foundations and other organizations in coordinating, promoting and operating fund-raising projects and special events.
  • Researches opportunities for cultural programs, activities and special events; coordinates work with other municipal departments and community organizations.
  • Evaluates existing programs for effectiveness, and recommends new programs or program changes; tracks services provided, monitors results, and generates operational reports as needed.
Salary Range: $39,139.62 - $58,709.42 Annually

Deadline for Application: October 8, 2018


Museum Registrar, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe

Under the supervision of the Division Director, the Registrar oversees all logistics involved with the acquisition, lending and movement of works of art for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture(MIAC), the Center for New Mexico Archaeology and the Laboratory of Anthropology.

This position is central to collections management and documentation and is charged with a full scope of collections and exhibition tasks. This position is responsible for documentation of new acquisitions and collections as well as overseeing all in-loans, out-loans and transfers in compliance with American Association of Museums (AAM) collection standards and best practices. This position disseminates information as needed to other departments, researchers and students in relation to exhibitions and acquisitions; assists In drafting collections policy and procedures; and acts as the collections auditor for all incoming and outgoing objects at MIAC.

Salary Range: $31,782 - $55,307 Annually

Deadline for Application: October 10, 2018


Museum Curator (Exhibitions), Las Cruces Museum System, Las Cruces

  • Develops, organizes and manages museum programs and exhibitions; develops concept for exhibits and programs and formalizes design; recommends art and artifacts for exhibits and educational programs that complement the themes of gallery exhibitions, including performances.
  • Plans and maintains permanent and temporary museum exhibits, exhibit-related displays and presentations; coordinates the presentation of traveling exhibitions; prepares graphics including signs, banners, murals, labels and schematics according to intended audience.
  • Researches, identifies, classifies, and writes promotional materials for exhibitions and educational programs including object lists, labels, ad copy for newsletter, gallery guides, and other materials; conducts research in connection with identifying and describing objects in the collections and concepts of the educational programs.
  • Plans and organizes loan exhibitions and special programs; meets with artists, educators, community groups, and members of the public to discuss programs and potential exhibitions; conducts lectures, tours and training; answers inquiries from the public; coordinates work of instructors, volunteers, students and part-time employees; prepares correspondence, reports, and budgets.
  • Assists in development, implementation and monitoring of marketing and promotional efforts; presents public programs about museum activities; works with staff, Museum Foundations and other organizations in coordinating, promoting and operating fund-raising projects and special events.
  • Researches opportunities for cultural programs, activities and special events; coordinates work with other municipal departments and community organizations.
  • Evaluates existing programs for effectiveness, and recommends new programs or program changes; tracks services provided, monitors results, and generates operational reports as needed.

Salary Range: $39,139.62 - $58,709.42 Annually

Deadline for Application: October 15, 2018


Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North American scholars are encouraged to apply.

The selected fellow will be a temporary full-time employee of the Wheelwright Museum with benefits for 23 months starting in January 2019. He or she will have significant responsibilities for the planning and implementation of a major exhibition and will work closely with the museum’s exhibition team. The fellow may have writing responsibilities and will interact closely with a featured artist or community, videographer, interns from regional institutions, volunteers, and other constituents.

The fellow will not be provided time to write a thesis or dissertation, but will have some funding to attend conferences and other professional gatherings.

Applicants must provide a statement explaining their qualifications and their background. The statement must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a substantial writing sample written and edited entirely by the applicant, and three letters of recommendation. Applications can be sent by mail, FedEx, or other service, or can be scanned and emailed. Complete mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 16, 2018; emailed applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. Mailed applications should be addressed to:

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
P.O. Box 5153
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Emailed applications should be sent to: director@wheelwright.org

Salary Range: $38,000 to $42,000 annually, based on level of academic achievement

Deadline for application: November 16, 2018


Anthropologist & Archaeologist, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

This position will conduct reviews of project proposals and plans, cultural resource survey, archaeological testing and excavation reports, ethnographic reports and environmental documents for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and State statue. This position will review and assess the technical sufficiency of consultation reports and provides comments on the federal and state agency's determinations of historic property eligibility and project effects.

The anthropologist and archaeologist will conduct compliance reviews in accordance with applicable historic preservation laws, regulations, agreement documents and Secretary of the Interior's Standards; and provide historic preservation documentation and reports within 30 days or alternate time-frames established by agreement documents.

Salary Range: $31,782 - $55,307 Annually

Deadline for application: Open until filled


Art in Public Places Project Coordinator, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

The Public Art Project Coordinator handles coordination and implementation of direct purchase and site-specific commission projects in the State of New Mexico's Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program as well as various other community-oriented permanent and temporary public art projects administered through the AIPP Program. The AIPP Project Coordinator regularly interacts with internal and external clients and must possess strong communication and project management skills. Since its inception over 30 years ago, the Art in Public Places Program has placed approximately 3,000 works of art spread across all of New Mexico's 33 counties. The AIPP goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the citizens of and visitors to the State of New Mexico.

Salary Range: $28,766 - $50,045 Annually

Deadline for application: Open until filled


Exhibits Supervisor, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces

This position will serve as an exhibits department supervisor and project coordinator for the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

  • Performs as the Exhibits Coordinator to oversee the exhibit process by demonstrating leadership, create trust, and encourage Innovation and the contribution of Ideas from within the Exhibits Department and museum staff.
  • Ensures the production of effective exhibitions that meet mission and strategic goals, through ongoing coordination with education, collections, history, and marketing departments.
  • Performs as a senior department head preparing work plans and budget requests.
  • Keeps exhibits staff Informed In areas which will enhance their Job performance by developing staff through Information, educational opportunities and experiential growth opportunities.
  • Initiates, prepares, and administers exhibit-related vendor and personal services contracts.
  • Determine exhibit department activities and make work assignments appropriate to each staff member.
  • Prepares and presents Interim evaluations as required and annual performance appraisals that are presented according to State Personnel Office established time-fines.
  • Monitors exhibits staff supervision of volunteers who assist with exhibit fabrication, Installation, and dismantling of exhibits
Salary Range: $31,782 - $55,307 Annually

Deadline for Application: Open until filled


Education Specialist, Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Santa Fe

Founded in 1983, the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RDAC) is a non-profit education center and wildlife sanctuary and the New Mexico State Office of the National Audubon Society. Located on the far east side of Santa Fe, New Mexico, RDAC encompasses 135 acres of striking landscapes and wildlife. Bounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and Santa Fe River Watershed land, the Center provides a peaceful sanctuary for plants, animals and our visitors. Ranging from common to rare, approximately 200 species of birds have been found in or over the various ecosystems of this sanctuary.

The purpose of the Education Specialist will be to coordinate the development and implementation of school and youth based programs conducted by Audubon New Mexico and the Randall Davey Audubon Center (RDAC). The Education Specialist will report directly by the Director of Community Education. This position will require some travel and working additionally on occasional evenings and weekends.

Deadline for application: Open until filled


Associate Conservator, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

This position exists to perform conservation activities to preserve the collection of the Museum of New Mexico System. The key responsibilities of this position include: conducting condition surveys; administering conservation treatments; completing advanced documentation; maintaining the laboratory; and identifying, evaluating and mitigating risks to the preservation of  museum collections. This position primarily serves the four Museums and eight Historic Sites of the Museum of New Mexico System.

Salary Range: $13.83 - $24.06 Hourly / $28,766 - $50,045 Annually

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs

MAIL: PMB #149 1208 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 - 6762

EMAIL: mailto:contact.nmam@gmail.com

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