Grant Specialist

Posting Information

Posting Number 2020367 Posting/Functional Title Collections Manager/VCP Assistant Laboratory Manager University Pay Plan Title Grant Specialist Location San Marcos Department Center for Archaeological Studies Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, or related field.
Professional collections management or laboratory experience with archaeological collections and archives. This experience must include preparing archaeological and archival collections for curation as well as supervising, managing, and training personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, or related field.

At least 2 years of professional collections management or laboratory experience with archaeological collections and archives.

Knowledge and experience with material cultural from Texas and State-associated Held-in-Trust collections.

Familiarity with the Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36CFR79).
Experience training and managing student workers, volunteers, interns, and support staff.

Demonstrated written communication and organizational skills.

Knowledge and experience using databases and collection management software, such as PastPerfect.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in artifact conservation (preferably from terrestrial sites).

Job Description

This position is for a Collections Manager/ VCP Assistant Lab Manager for the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University.

The position shall be located in San Marcos, Texas. The main objectives of this support is to assist with tasks related to CAS’s Curation Program, help manage CAS’s collections, and serve as an assistant laboratory manager for the Veterans Curation Program ( VCP ), funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The candidates time will be split equally between supporting the CAS Curation Program and serving as the VCP assistant laboratory manager.

The CAS Curation Program is a dynamically growing, full-service curation program within the Center for Archaeological Studies. Over the past five years we have experienced 10 percent growth annually and expect to see similar growth over the next 10 years. As a satellite program of the VCP, we anticipate having 4 or more student veterans working in our laboratory. The student veterans gain experience in curation and laboratory skills that are applicable to curation, archaeology, historic preservation, records management, and photography.

We are seeking a highly organized person who is pro-active and self-motivated without the need for constant oversight. The candidate must be willing to work individually and as part of a diverse team that will include students, interns, volunteers, and support staff of differing abilities, ages, identities, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. Fifty percent of the candidate’s time will be working closely with veterans in preparing federal collections for long-term curation. In addition, the candidate will work closely with state and federal agencies and private companies in preparing collections for long-term curation.

Job Duties

CAS Collections Manager:
a. Assist Curator with day to day tasks related to CAS’s Curation Program.
b. Perform registration and acquisition tasks, including reviewing and processing requests for housing, reserving accession numbers, maintaining a master accession register and accession files, and coordinating collection submissions with clients.
c. Perform collections management tasks, including processing, rehabilitating, rehousing, cataloging, conducting condition reports and collection assessments, and inventorying of CAS’s collections, including artifact identification and records management.
d. Process and manage the collection records, coordinate loans, acquisitions, accessions, and deaccessions.
e. Processing, digitization and duplication of archaeological records and archives.
f. Interact with Curation Program clients to assist with curation preparation; build, maintain and strengthen CAS’s relationships with Curation clients.
g. Help monitor environmental controls, carry out our Integrated Pest Management Plan, and perform risk management activities within our curation storage area as needed.

Veterans Curation Program Assistant Laboratory Manager:
a. Assist technicians with processing, reviewing various stages of the curation process, and assisting technicians with their professional advancement to aid in their transition to the civilian workforce.
b. Provide training to groups of technicians in a variety of areas such as processing, data entry, and report writing for complex archaeological collections.
c. Perform quality control throughout the curation process on federally owned archaeological and archival collections exceeding standards set by Federal Law; perform quality control for all museum quality images produced in the facility.
d. Utilize available resources to research artifacts as needed.
e. Provide support, and mentorship to a diverse group of veteran technicians; assist in finding employment and/ or educational opportunities for technicians; assist veteran technicians with transitional needs in a variety of areas.
f. Maintain contact database and supply requests.
g. Establish and enforce technician schedules and record time.

Additional Information to Applicants Job Open Date 07/16/2020 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) Open Until Filled Yes Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A LIST OF REFERENCES. Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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