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Curator of Indigenous History and Culture Washington

Commonwealth of VA Careers

Commonwealth of VA Careers Washington DC United States

4 weeks ago

Title: Curator of Indigenous History and Culture

Hiring Range: $70,000-$75,000...

Pay Band: UG

Agency: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Location: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

As a key member of the curatorial staff, this position is responsible for leading the scholarship and interpretation of Indigenous history and culture at the Jamestown Settlement museum and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This position will have responsibilities for historical research, collections development, NAGRPA compliance within the collection, advising on historical content, providing staff training, and disseminating this history to public and professional communities. This position supports the Director and work of the Foundation’s Indigenous Peoples Initiative and is committed to the stewardship of Indigenous history and cultural representation in our museums. The Curator of Indigenous History and Culture works as a colleague on a team of curators developing overall interpretation acknowledging multiple points of view.

Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge of, by working experience or coursework, 17th century and 18th century
Indigenous history that is applicable to Virginia and early America.
• Experience using material culture to interpret Indigenous history and culture
• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, research and write articles and interpretive
• Experience in best museum practices including but not limited to collections management,
exhibitions, acquisitions, and object handling
• Ability to cultivate community relations with cultural groups
• Experience effectively working in groups involving multiple points of view
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Knowledge of provisions for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act as it
relates to museum collections
• Ability to meet multiple deliverables with exceptional attention to detail
• Skilled at computer programs in a museum environment, including full Microsoft and
Google suite of programs and collections management systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge and application, either by experience or coursework, of American Studies, Archaeology, History, or a related field focusing on 17th and 18th-century Indigenous history that is applicable to Virginia and the legacies and presence of Indigenous culture today. Degree in history or related field preferred.

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

In addition to a completed application, please submit a resume and cover letter.
Your cover letter should include the following-
What inspired you to apply for this position.
What unique and relevant education, skills and experience would make you the most successful candidate for this position.
Please take a moment to consider our mission statement and share how you perceive it relating to the role of Curator of Indigenous History and Culture.

Contact Information:

Name: Lee Ann Shelhorse

Phone: 757-253-4553

Email: [email protected]

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155
Washington DC USA (+6 others)

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