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TitleResearch Specialist (Assistant Repatriation Coordinator) - Extended Temporary Employment

DepartmentArizona State Museum (0201)

LocationMain Campus

Position Summary

**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.s Arizona State Museum (ASM) is in search of a Research Specialist (Assistant Repatriation Coordinator). The Research Specialist (Assistant Repatriation Coordinator) is within the Research Division of the Arizona State Museum (ASM), University of Arizona, reporting to the ASM Repatriation Coordinator. The incumbent will assist in the administration and implementation of those aspects of A.R.S. *41-841 et seq. (the Arizona Antiquities Act) and A.R.S. 41-865 that relate to human remains, funerary objects, sacred ceremonial objects, and objects of national or tribal patrimony. The incumbent will also assist in planning for and managing the repatriation of human remains and funerary objects pursuant to the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Key duties include conducting or coordinating research on collections to be repatriated; identifying, locating, and assembling funerary objects; documenting funerary objects; creating and maintaining databases of human remains and funerary objects; and coordinating the flow of collections through multiple museum divisions (Collections, Research, Preservation). Expected duration of position: September 10, 2018 to June 30, 2019 with the possibility of extending to June 30, 2020.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated individual with a range of abilities that will enhance the Museums and UAs compliance with state and federal legal mandates. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who takes direction well, but also takes initiatives to improve functionality and efficiency. We are looking for someone who is energetic but respectful, understanding the sensitive nature of working with human remains and cultural objects.

Centrally located on **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. campus, just a few steps from the UA Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard, the Arizona State Museum has something for everyone of every age. A few steps from the UA Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard, the museum has something for everyone of every age. ASM is the preeminent institution engaged in the anthropology and history of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Our researchers are leaders in all areas of Southwestern anthropology, sought after the world over for their expertise. Our unparalleled collections are accessed continuously through tours, research, teaching, and exhibits. This is where groundbreaking research is conducted and where visitors have authentic, life-enriching encounters with the regions enduring cultures through our public programs.

With more than $622 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. currently ranks #23 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #6 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The Universitys main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., please .

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

A.State Repatriation
1.Assists in the administration, through Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, Chapter VIII, Arizona State Museum, those aspects of A.R.S. *41-841 et seq. and A.R.S. 41-865 that relate to human remains, funerary objects, sacred ceremonial objects, and objects of national or tribal patrimony.
2.Processes applications for burial agreements and issues burial agreements pursuant to state law, under the supervision of the Repatriation Coordinator.
3.Processes Reports of Remains, Project Reports, and Work Plans.
4.Participates in consultation with individuals or groups having a direct kinship relationship, a cultural affinity, or a religious affinity to human remains and/or objects covered by A.R.S. *41-841 et seq. and A.R.S. 41-865, under the supervision of the Repatriation Coordinator.
5.Participates in Mandated Programs Committee meetings.
6.Identifies, documents, and rehouses human remains subject to A.R.S. *41-841 et seq. and A.R.S. 41-865, in consultation with the Repatriation Coordinator and the Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology.
7.Other tasks as assigned by the Repatriation Coordinator to assist in administering A.R.S. *41-841 et seq. and A.R.S. 41-865.
B.NAGPRA
1.Conducts research on relevant collections:
a.Coordinates and/or conducts library, archival, catalog card, photographic image, and computer searches for pertinent archaeological data; modifies, adapts or varies standard procedures to meet the needs of the project.
b.Assists in the development of written procedures for such research and performs quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.
2.Documenting human remains:
a.Uses project records and museum collections records to identify and locate human remains subject to NAGPRA.
b.Completes documentation of human remains pursuant to repatriation under NAGPRA.
c.Updates computerized records used to manage human remains for repatriation.
d.Rehouses human remains as necessary, in consultation with the Preservation Division and the Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology.
3.Identifying, locating, and assembling funerary objects:
a.Uses project records and museum collections records to identify and locate funerary objects.
b.Assembles funerary objects in designated areas and creates and maintains new storage location data; physically arranges funerary objects to facilitate documentation, in consultation with the Collections Division.
c.Rehouses funerary objects as necessary, in consultation with the Preservation Division.
4.Documenting funerary objects and creating and maintaining databases:
a.Creates and manages databases, which includes setting up database and associated data entry programs and retrieving data from databases for purposes of analyses or data review.
b.Updates computerized records used to manage repatriation.
c.Produces counts and formal descriptions of funerary objects based on established procedures.
5.Coordinating the flow of collections through museum divisions:
a.Assists the Repatriation Coordinator regarding the administration of all repatriation projects.
b.Coordinates with the Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology regarding human remains.
c.Coordinates with the Museum Photographer to arrange photographic documentation.
d.Provides access to funerary objects for the purpose of documentation by other museum staff.
e.Coordinates with the Preservation Division regarding final physical organization of remains and objects for packing and transfer.
f.Works with the Preservation Division to compile the final inventory for each repatriation-related transfer of human remains and funerary objects.
6.Participates in Repatriation Committee meetings.
7.Other tasks as assigned by the Repatriation Coordinator to assist in planning for and managing the repatriation of human remains and funerary objects pursuant to NAGPRA.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below:

1.Working knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
2.Archaeological excavation experience.
3.Experience in creating and maintaining computerized databases.
4.Ability to handle human remains and funerary objects in keeping with approved curation protocols and cultural sensitivity.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

1.Masters degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Museum Studies.
2.Experience in osteology and/or bioarchaeology.
3.Experience working in a museum environment with an archaeology or anthropology emphasis.
4.Experience working with field notes and archival records.
5.Experience in working to reunite sets of human remains with their funerary objects for the purpose of repatriation.
6.Experience working with multiple museum cataloguing systems and archival records associated with archaeological excavations.
7.Experience in documenting funerary objects pursuant to repatriation.
8.Working knowledge of archaeological field laboratory procedures.
9.Working knowledge of the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest.
10.Familiarity with the tribal communities of the U.S. Southwest.

Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40

Job CategoryAdministrative and Professional

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

FLSAExempt

Posted Rate of PayDOE

Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberS25639

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. James Watson
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Open Date07/31/2018

Review Start Date08/06/2018

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

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