Job Posting: Curator Position

Curator of Anthropology
Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Works largely without supervision, generally at his/her own direction through conferences with appropriate Associate Museum Directors, Museum Section Heads and/or Curator III's.  Works toward established goals in the Museum's research, education, collection, and/or exhibition programs in anthropology. Initiates and conducts highly complex, original scholarly archaeological research; collects and analyzes archaeological data using cutting edge techniques; creates new knowledge and interpretations about Midwestern prehistory and early history; writes reports and articles based on original anthropological research for publication in peer-reviewed journals, professional and scientific publications, museum publications, and popular outlets; develops and manages extensive collections of artifacts, ecofacts, and related data; and interprets and presents research results for public and scholarly professional audiences. Executes highly specialized duties and complex projects that require special expertise in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology, an extensive and intensive knowledge base in multiple relevant disciplines (e.g., anthropology, archaeology, geology, history); and skills required for the specific position at the level of an individual with a Ph.D. with at least 8 years of relevant experience. Conducts and assists in discipline-based and interdisciplinary programming in archaeology and participates in the Landscape History Program. Seeks external funding from highly competitive funding sources for research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, including federal grants where nationally recognized expertise and higher degrees are required to be competitive.   Performs at a level that reflects national standards and best practices of an accredited museum and brings state, national, and/or international recognition to the Museum. Follows all relevant state and federal laws and abides by professional museum ethics and the ethics of specific program areas and disciplines (anthropology, archaeology, and history). Participates in or plays leadership roles in state, national, and/or international professional organizations. Responsible for working with senior and subordinate staff in establishing objectives, implementing programs, and conducting evaluations. All curators are responsible for advocating for the Museum and its programs. Performs other duties as assigned by the Museum Director. Read more >