There are many opportunities for you whether you seek employment, museum training, work experience, or research assistance.
Career and Student Opportunities at IUMAA
Professional Career Opportunities at IUMAA
The IUMAA is currently hiring fulltime positions.
Director of Curatorial Affairs
The Director of Curatorial Affairs provides strategic vision and managerial oversight for the museum’s exhibitions and collections, including a team of curatorial, registrar, installation staff, and external consultants. This position works across disciplines to develop and implement gallery and exhibition experiences that engage diverse communities, and help the museum achieve its mission, community shared-stewardship responsibilities, and education goals. They also administer the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) collecting activities, working closely with the Executive Director and Chief Curator to establish priorities and plans for collection care, stewardship, research, documentation, and access. The Director of Curatorial Affairs also serves as a member of the museum leadership team, collaborating on strategic and interpretive planning, the execution of administrative and budgetary matters, the establishment of policies and procedures, and long-range exhibitions and programming schedules. This position reports .directly to the Executive Director and Chief Curator. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $80,000 – $90,000.
Curator of Cultural Heritage
The Curator of Cultural Heritage (Curator) is a full-time exempt member of the curatorial and collections team. The Curator will be a dynamic museum professional with experience in curation and community centered projects. The Curator will work collaboratively with the interpretive planning team to build a more robust and ethical presence of cultural heritage items (archaeology/ethnographic) within the permanent collections. The position is also responsible for managing the intellectual control of the collections in partnership with the collections managers, cultivating opportunities for collections engagement and exhibitions, fostering community partnerships and working in partnership with the IU NAGPRA team. This position works across disciplines to research, curate, develop, and implement culturally conscious way. This position is also responsible for interpretation methods, protocols, and developing unique opportunities for scholarship with the internationally diverse archaeology and equity, justice, and community consultation into the interpretive planning, impact, and research initiatives at the museum and IU community. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000.
The Senior Registrar (Sr. Registrar) is a key member of the Collections and Curatorial team and reports directly to the Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Sr. Registrar position is the supervisor of the collections team (archaeology and cultural anthropology), and oversees the policies, procedures, loans for all collections at IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA). This position will work closely with Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Executive Director and Chief Curator on forward planning, forecasting, and management/stewardship of collections. The Sr. Registrar serves as the principle contact for internal and external colleagues on loan procedures, insurance and government indemnities, contracts, and lender negotiations. This position partners and collaborates with the curatorial, exhibits, operations, and the learning and community engagement departments, along with other staff and volunteers throughout the Museum. Additionally, the Sr. Registrar will strive to build relationships externally within the museum field, IU campus, and the broader community. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $65,000 – $75,000.
Curator of Collections Impact
The Curator of Collections Impact (Curator) is a full-time, exempt curatorial and collections team member. The Curator will be a dynamic museum professional with curation, collections engagement, access policies, and community-centered consultations. The Curator will work collaboratively with the interpretive planning team, the leadership team, descendant communities, and IU faculty to build collections access policies/procedures, research pathways, and active consultation procedures for the diverse collections (archaeology/ethnography). The position is also responsible for managing the intellectual control of the collections in partnership with the collections managers, cultivating opportunities for collections engagement and exhibitions, fostering community partnerships, and working with the IU NAGPRA team. Position is open until filled. Please include a cover letter. Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000.
Museum Training and Experience for Students
Students interested in Museum Studies and related disciplines may wish to enroll in practica/internship courses offered through IU.
IU graduate students can gain hands-on experience in museum work through paid Graduate Assistantships. The next application deadline will be announced in Spring 2024.
Student Advisory Council
IUMAA's Student Advisory Council assists the museum in exploring ways it can engage the campus community through events and programming. Learn more about the IUMAA SAC and apply below.
Curious about museums and interested in building your resume? Contact us about how you might fit with the work happening at IUMAA!
The IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) offers research fellowships for graduate students of Indiana University. These fellowships aid research for dissertation, thesis, or related projects that make use of the IUMAA collections and resources, and/or contribute to archaeology, ethnohistory, or related subjects.