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Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • BA in a related field.
  • 2 years of related practical experience in museum collections 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:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, safe object handling and art preservation, packing and shipping, insurance, storage of art, security measures, and object numbering techniques.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, FileMaker security measures, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, students, docents, and other.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A proven interest in conservation, collections management, museum studies, or related professions.
  • Ability to adopt best practice standards for assessing, handling, and moving collections objects.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail and ability to maintain data standards.
  • Ability to approach tasks systematically.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication and collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Ability to work standing up for long periods of time, bend, stretch, lift 30 pounds, climb up and down ladders, and work with historic cultural items using standard protective equipment.
  • Prior experience in museum collections preferred, such as working with established collections management principles and techniques, conservation, registration documentation, accession records, object numbering, rehousing, and/or cataloging standards.
  • Knowledge of preservation issues in cultural institutions preferred.
  • Knowledge of cultural heritage collections (archaeology/ethnography) and issues preferred, including indigenous cultural collections.
  • Knowledge of PastPerfect or other collections management system preferred.


Certifications and Licenses

  • None


Physical Requirements*

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work, and use light/fine grasping.
  • Frequently perform work under bright lights, work under magnification.
  • Stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push/pull objects that weigh up to 30 pounds. May be required to lift/carry/push/pull heavier objects up to 50 pounds.
  • *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 Conditions

  • May 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 Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • 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.
  • 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 employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford University Archaeology Collections is committed to developing a diverse candidate pool.

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