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Assistant Curator

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Writing Sample Requirement: 3-5 page maximum.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Assistant Curator
Posting Number S00309JP
Department Arctic Museum Arctic Studies
Job Summary

Under the direction of the Curator/Registrar, the Assistant Curator is responsible for creating and maintaining object records, including basic cataloguing and object condition reporting; entering data in the collections management database (EmbARK); providing routine database maintenance; assisting in routine registrarial and curatorial duties; responding to photograph requests and research questions; and helping oversee student workers.

Education/Skills Requirements

Required: Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, history, museology, or an Arctic-related discipline (Master’s degree is preferred). Also required: excellent artifact handling skills; computer skills especially involving digital asset management; familiarity with WORD, EXCEL, and museum collection management software; strong organizational skills; working knowledge of museum collections management procedures; and excellent customer service skills.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Required: minimum of three years’ experience working in a museum; and some experience with museum collections management.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Year-round, part time. Currently Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Occasional evening hours.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift
Employment Category Part Time Year Round
FTE 0.50
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 03/17/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants

Writing Sample Requirement: 3-5 page maximum.

EEO Information

Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
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