Job Posting: Curator I at IDNR Illinois State Museum

Position Title:   Curator I, Anthropology, IDNR Illinois State Museum (Full-time, State Funded)

Work Location: IL State Museum Research & Collections Center, Springfield, Illinois

Job Description: Oversight of collections and research program development in Midwestern archaeology; research and publication on archaeological collections, Midwestern Native American prehistory and history, and related themes; participation in the Museum’s interdisciplinary Landscape History Program; upgrading and management of archaeology collections; generation of external funds for research and collections; participation in exhibition and educational programming in the sciences.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline required. Candidate should have: (1) educational background , knowledge, and demonstrated interest in Midwestern archaeology, anthropology, Native American culture, and other disciplines relevant to the Museum’s archaeology/anthropology collections and programs; (2) strong commitment to and experience with interdisciplinary approaches and research; (3) familiarity with and research experience in Midwestern archaeology; (4) experience with development and management of archaeology/anthropology collections and related databases; (5) prior experience in museum, university, or comparable setting; (6) strong publication record and demonstrated grantsmanship, (7) previous experience with public education and exhibition programming desired.

Salary Range: $3792-5601

Benefits: Generous vacation with personal and sick leave, including 12 paid holidays. State-sponsored retirement, group health, dental, vision and life insurance offered.

Where to Apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, CMS100 Employment Application (, and contact information for three professional references by e-mail to Please contact Tammy Wheeler, HR Coordinator/IL State Museum, by e-mail or phone (217-785-4919), with any questions concerning the position.

**For full consideration, submit application documents by November 28, 2017.

Applicants should note that this position is exempt from the State Personnel Code and is under the Board of the Illinois State Museum. This is a Bargaining Unit position.


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