- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 33
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Curators perform a broad range of professional and technical museum work involving, but not limited to, assessment, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education and planning for a specific collection and/or program area within a museum.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This new curator position works within the Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs' Museums & History Division and is located in Carson City, NV. The Nevada State Museum is one of seven museums within the Division of Museums and History in the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The position reports to the chief curator of anthropology and primary duties consist of supporting Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance including but not limited to consultation with Nevada's 27 American Indian Tribes, managing repatriation of NAGPRA remains and funerary objects controlled by the Nevada State Museum, and assisting with archeological field recovery and identification of remains on State Lands. Other primary duties include the administration of the Nevada State Antiquities Permit Program, reviewing applications against established professional standards and assisting other State agencies with project permitting and compliance as well as the management of the NAGPRA and Antiquities Act database and hard copy files. The position will also support the development and implementation of regulations for the various programs managed. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately if interested as the recruitment may close at any time.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus two years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included experience in exhibit development, and collections registration, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Statewide travel is required.
Working outdoors is required.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Additional Position Experience
Experience with Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and/or related NAGPRA archeological and ethnographic collections is required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Please describe your experience with archeological collections research to include specific details as to where you gained this experience as well as its extent.
2) Please detail your experience interacting with Native American tribes, land managing or regulatory agencies, or the public to include specific details as to where you gained this experience as well as its extent.
3) Please describe your experience preparing technical archeological project or artifact reports, papers, and the use of collection management database programs to include specific details as to where you gained this experience as well as its extent.