Job Grade: E JOB TITLE: Collections Technician Fixed-term Position: 2 yearsFull Time (40 hrs/week) JOB PURPOSEUnder general direction, organize, manage and perform a wide variety of professional registration duties in support of the museum's collections and exhibitions. The Collections Technician's primary role is to assist in an item-level inventory of SUAC's archaeology and ethnography artifact collection using museum-approved methods. Details:o Under the workflow direction of the Collections Assistant and management of the Collection Manager, work systematically to inventory collections including handling collections, identifying artifacts using museum documentation, and verifying and updating item location and other essential data in tracking documents and collections database.o Move, unpack, and repack objects using established handling and documentation methods.o Work with other staff to identify and reconcile object numbering and cataloging discrepancies using established methods.o Identify items in need of physical numbering or rehousing and undertake as advised by supervising staff.o Share responsibility in tracking and documenting project metrics.o Perform other duties as needed. CORE DUTIESo Create, update and maintain physical files, databases and object cards for objects in the permanent collection.o Register and assign accession and catalog numbers to all objects in collection, prepare acquisition reports for review of curatorial and administrative staff.o Compose concise description of objects, and record descriptions on physical and electronic medium and in collection catalogs.o Maintain record of storage, exhibit, and loan locations of all objects in collection; work closely with preparators to locate objects.o Oversee handling, packing, movement, shipping and inspection of all objects entering or leaving establishment, including traveling exhibits, objects acquired by museum through gift, purchase, or loan.o Coordinate assigned incoming traveling exhibitions and term loans. Monitor travel, process loan documents and arrange for crating, packing, shipping and insurance; monitor objects during exhibition.o Provide maintenance support of registration databases, update and maintain Registration Manual and other documentation. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation and Experience:Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Preference given to a degree in museum studies, conservation, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field, as well as to collections-based training (example, participation in an MA and/or certificate program in museums) or the equivalent experience with material culture collections. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:o A proven interest in museum studies, conservation, collections management, or related professions. o Ability to adopt best practice standards for handling and moving collections objects.o Scrupulous attention to detail and ability to maintain data standards. o Ability to approach tasks systematically.o Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication and collaboration skills.o Ability to work standing up for long periods of time, bend, stretch, lift 30 lb., climb up and down ladders, and work with historic cultural items using standard protective equipment.o 1 year prior collections inventory experience preferred, such as working with established collections management principles and techniques, registration documentation, accession records, object numbering, rehousing, and/or cataloging standards. Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSo Perform desk based computer tasks, seated work, and use light/fine grasping.o Stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. May be required to lift and handle up to 50 pounds.o Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONSMay work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs. May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins. WORK STANDARDSo Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.o Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.o Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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