David Mandel (dcmandel@FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU)
Thu, 2 Mar 1995 03:04:19 -0600
My most extreme apologies to anyone who was offended by my inept posting of
a position announcement. Rather than being a computer "dweeb" or a
twit, I am nothing more than a museum plodder dancing as fast as I can and
trying to learn how to use a new e-mail program that arrived on my
electronic doorstep without a single word of instruction. To those of you
who asked that I try again....thank you. To those of you who whipped out
your flame-throwers and blasted away........have a nice day.
Application Deadline Extended:
CURATOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN
LOCATION: The State Historical Museum in Madison, Wisconsin. Start between
$28,121 and $32,339 annually; plus excellent benefits. This position is
included in the education bargaining unit. JOB DUTIES: Primary
responsibility for the
acquisition, care, documentation and management of ethnographic and
archaeological objects relating mainly to Native American cultures; coordinate
compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
(NAGPRA); and participate in conceptualization and development of exhibits
relating to Wisconsin historical and cultural topics.
NOTE: Well qualified candidates will have professional academic preparation
typically acquired through an advanced degree in anthropology or closely related
field, and significant experience and responsibility in exhibit and collections
curation duties in a museum environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES SOUGHT: Expert knowledge of
cultural anthropology, archaeology and Native American history; ability to
identify and date ethnographic artifacts; extensive knowledge of the legal and
ethical issues regarding NAGPRA; broad background in American social and
cultural history, especially material culture; ability to use artifacts to
the past; knowledge and ability to implement museum educational and
communications techniques; broad knowledge of professional museum practices;
knowledge of professional conservation and preservation practices; excellent
oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply by Friday, March 17, 1995 with a resume and letter
of interest to: Mike Blair, Personnel Specialist; State Historical Society of
Wisconsin; 816 State Street; Madison, WI 53706-1488; FAX: (608) 264-6415.
Be sure to describe: academic degrees acquired; number of graduate credits in
Native American culture/history; professional curatorial experience and
responsibilities; size and nature of anthropology collections curated;
experience and responsibilities; and relevant publications. Applications
reviewed immediately after the deadline. Candidates meeting minimum
qualifications requirements will be invited to participate in a personal
Questions about the application process should be directed to Mike Blair at
(608) 264-6408. Direct questions about the position to Paul Bourcier at (608)
The State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer operating under
an approved affirmative action plan.
Director of Exhibits
State Historical Museum