Ithaca, New York
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4199115
Collections Coordinator - Spurlock Museum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Spurlock Museum seeks a colleague with a talent for collections care and preservation, a love of world cultures, and a passion for engaging the public with museum collections, exhibits, and experiences. We value a strong commitment to ethical practices in cultural heritage management, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for collaborative work. The successful candidate will enjoy working in an environment that promotes innovation and experimentation and be dedicated to making the Spurlock Museum a welcoming and inviting space for our community. The Spurlock Museum team is a diverse and talented group of museum professionals that promote transparency, thoughtfully dismantle traditional gate-keeping museum practices, prioritize reparative practices, and centers diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in our work.
Supervise the day-to-day activities of the museum Artifact Preservation Center (APC) and assist the Senior Collections Manager with physical management and preservation of the Museum's collections. Assist the Senior Collections Manager and Assistant Collections Manager, as necessary. Play a key role in exhibition installation and developing & teaching Museum programs, while keeping with professional standards as advocated by the American Association of Museums. Support Museum efforts to engage with source communities, amplify marginalized voices, and foster empathy through positive and effective interactions with diverse cultures.
Duties & Responsibilities -
Oversee day-to-day aspects of physical collections management and preservation within the APC and off-site storage facilities including:
Development and instruction of museum programs and courses including:
Assist with exhibit fabrication and installation including:
Manage administrative responsibilities including:
Minimum Qualifications -
- Bachelor's degree required in Museum Studies, Anthropology, History, Art History, or another field related to the Museum's collections
- Three years of experience in collections preservation and management, one year of which was at an administrative level.
Preferred Qualifications -
- Collections preservation training & hands-on experience
- Driver's license
Successful candidates will have:
- Knowledge of professional museum standards and practices, especially those related to current theories on museum collection preservation
- An understanding of and commitment to cultural sensitivity, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
- Excellent organizational skills, an affinity for detailed paperwork, problem-solving skills, and demonstrated effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to supervise and mentor others. Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines
Additional Physical Demands
Ability to climb ladders and stairs, stoop, bend, kneel, lift up to thirty pounds, and stand for up to two hours at a time.
This is a 75% to 100% full-time Civil Service 5010 - Business/Administrative Associate position,, depending upon the selected candidate's preference, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum salary of $46,000 for 100% FTE. Minimum salary for lower FTE will be prorated from $46,000.
For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on June 20, 2023. Apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu, use the Apply Now button on the posting and upload a resume/CV (with months and years of employment included) and a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experiences connect to the Spurlock Museum's mission, vision, and core values (found here: https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/about/policies/mission-statement.html). In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Finalists will be required to submit names and contact information for 3 professional references and a selected portfolio of professional work. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4199115&targetURL=. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing email@example.com.
Requisition ID: 1014687
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4199115&targetURL=.
Requisition ID: 1014687
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu
To apply, visit https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3675?c=illinois
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