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Archaeology Research Assistant (Term)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Full Time
Posted March 10, 2020

Archaeology Research Assistant (Term)

Position Status: Full time
Pay Range: $16.39 – $20.07/hour
Close Date: 3/23/20

This is a term position ending on 12/31/20.


Job Description:


This position will work in coordination with the curators and collection managers in the Anthropology Department to support research and lab work objectives pertaining to various projects.


These projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Research, cataloging and supervising volunteers and interns with archaeological collection processing and documentation.
  • Assisting with archaeological fieldwork projects.
  • Helping with the final reorganizing of the archaeology collection.


​ Essential duties:


  • Carry out research and lab work on varying archaeological projects in the Anthropology Department according to instruction from the curators
  • Enters all data and information into relevant database(s).
  • Manages the laboratory for all incoming artifacts from fieldwork.
  • Prepares and oversees the work of volunteers and interns—specifically the 2020 Teen Science Scholars.
  • Helps with final reorganization of the archaeological collection.
  • Assists with another collection (WS Ranch) acquisition and research as needed.


Minimum qualifications/Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or related field required, working towards in a Master’s degree required.
  • Occasional local travel and out of state travel may be required.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.


Ideal candidate will have:


  • Database skills and knowledge of Emu.
  • Previous work with anthropology collections.
  • Fieldwork experience.


Perks of working at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) across the country
  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium
  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Free RTD ECO pass
  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program
  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)
  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)
  • And many more!


Core values:


  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Application Instructions:


Please submit your cover letter and resume by Friday, March 23, 2020.   Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


Applications will only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org.


Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Museum is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff to serve the needs of our visitors. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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