Native American Summer Fellowship at IUMAA
The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) in Bloomington, Indiana invites Native American applications for a summer fellowship in museum studies, curation, exhibition, or museum management.
The IUMAA features the collections of the former Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, which merged to offer an expansive and integrated museum of world cultures past and present. We seek a fellow to work alongside professional museum staff to utilize archaeological and ethnographic collections for research, documentation, digitization, and future exhibitions.
This fellowship is open to all Native peoples from anywhere in North America, although preference will be given to college students. Native status documentation should be provided by either (a) tribal enrollment certification or (b) a statement outlining Native ancestry and community involvement. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2022.
The IUMAA archaeological and ethnographic collections are among the largest in the midcontinent, and feature a wide array of objects, artifacts, maps, and associated records. The museum features over 2 million artifacts and data from the Angel Mounds Site in Evansville, Indiana, and over 30,000 ethnographic pieces from across the world. Having been offsite for the past 18 months, we are now moving back into a renovated facility and planning for new programs and exhibitions for the museum's opening in 2023.
The award is eight weeks in duration, scheduled between May 10 and July 29, 2022, and carries a stipend of $8,000. The first payment will occur after the awardee arrives at the IUMAA to begin their fellowship, although a portion can be used for travel arrangements prior to arrival in Bloomington. The purpose of the stipend is to defray the costs of travel, housing, and expenses. Awards are taxable income.
Application materials should be submitted via email; however, we will accept hard copy applications if they arrive to our office on or before March 31. All applicants must submit:
•A letter of interest explaining archaeological or museum experience and professional goals inmuseum or collections work. For information aboutavailable collections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
•Curriculum vitae (resume)
•Contact information for two people who are willing to submit confidential letters of reference
•Proof of Native ancestry consisting of either copy oftribal enrollment certificate or a statement outlining Native ancestry and community involvement
- Level of archaeological experience
- Museum or collections experience
- Current field of study
Send all information to:
Edward Herrmann (email to: email@example.com)
Executive Director, IUMAA
416 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Deadline and Notification
Deadline for application submission is March 31, 2022; notification in mid-late April.
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