Position- Curator of Archaeology

The Charleston Museum seeks an experienced, full-time Curator of Archaeology for its archaeology and anthropology department. Primary responsibilities include the curation and proper management of the Museum’s cultural archaeology and anthropology collections using modern curation protocols and standards, collaboration with the exhibition team on exhibit development and installation, public programming related to the collection for both children and adults, responding to research requests, documenting the collection through research, cataloging objects in the collections database (PastPerfect), and supervising department interns and volunteers.

The following proficiencies are crucial to the position:

Competent knowledge of the material culture of the Southeast U.S., from precontact to postbellum, including environmental materials.  Familiarity with South Carolina Lowcountry preferred.

Familiarity with current NAGPRA legislation and practices, and experience working with indigenous and descendant communities.

Familiarity with basic conservation and stabilization techniques for archaeological materials, including electrolysis.

Experience with GIS and digital map and image production.

Ability to conduct archaeological fieldwork.

Experience with archaeological laboratory analysis, database management, and technical report writing.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@charlestonmuseum.org

Deadline is October 18, 2023