How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. For each position on your resume, please indicate the type (Temp, Internship, or Regular) and the hours (i.e. Part time or Full time).
- BS/BA in Museum Studies, American History, Information Science/Archives, Anthropology or similar field.
- 2-3 years museum experience in a regular professional position (not including temporary, intern or volunteer positions) managing a historical object collection and associated catalog database.
- One year or more supervisory experience in a museum setting.
- Knowledge of best practices for museum collection stewardship and digital preservation.
- Demonstrate understanding of image capture equipment, including cameras, lighting, digital scanners.
- Prior experience creating or modifying Collections Management Policies, procedures, forms.
- Experience with managing an organization's website with searchable image database component.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines and display excellent professional judgment in a collaborative environment. Be willing to take initiative and responsibility.
- Must have own transportation, as selected candidate will need to be able to move and transport heavy collection items to and from offsite storage facility.
- MA/MS in Museum Studies, Information Science/Archives or similar field.
- 4 years professional museum experience managing historical object collection and associated catalog database.
- 2 years of experience creating records in Past Perfect.
- Prior experience researching or handling collections related to history of health sciences.
- Knowledge of copyright guidelines for published and unpublished works.
- Prior work experience creating and managing an ongoing digital imaging project.
- Prior experience with Photoshop, Druple.
This position is located at the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University.
This is a 60% appointment and the actual salary is $25,000-26,832.00 a year.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
MDentistry Mission: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.
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The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth
The mission of the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry is to educate its visitors about the history of dentistry through museum exhibition, related programs, research and preservation of its collections. To achieve its mission, the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry will:
· Develop and preserve historical museum collections focused on the history of dentistry with particular interest on dental practice and technology in the United States and Michigan dating from the 18th century to today.
· Create and maintain exhibitions reflecting the history of the dental profession, technology and related topics of historical significance in dentistry.
Serve the University, the dental community, and the public through the sharing of knowledge of the Museum's collection and history of dentistry via public exhibits, programs, research services, and other outreach activities.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.