Position – NAGPRA Assistant, Northern Illinois University

NIU is hiring a temporary, one year grant-funded NAGPRA Assistant. There is a preference for applicants with an MA and experience working in museums, candidates with other forms of transferrable experience as welcome. The NAPGRA assistant will be responsible for conducting a full review of the collection potentially connected to Native American tribes and subject to NAGPRA. As part of this review, they will conduct collections-based research including archival research, close examination of objects, and consultation with academic and community experts. They will produce detailed reports for their research and identify which objects or collections require further consultation to determine cultural affiliation. The NAGPRA assistant will use this review to assess the museum’s history of communications with Tribes and will be responsible for reaching out to Tribal representatives to reopen or initiate consultations as needed. For more information, see: https://employment.niu.edu/postings/60381