Curator/Archivist I - Job Number: 210319

Posted on 02/11/2021

Curator/Archivist I - Job Number: 210319 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location
Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule
M-F, 8-5 (hours may vary, flexible work schedule with some work occurring in the evenings and on weekends)

Salary Range

Benefits Provided

Required Attachments
Resume, Cover Letter 

Job Description
Provides technical assistance for the museum’s 12 collections, including the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, monitoring of museum collections’ environments, and management of the dermestid facility for research-quality skeletal preparations; provides direct support to collection management staff in the management and maintenance of the collections by assisting with digitization, archiving and inventorying, database management, and all other aspects of collections management. Supports and assists the museum’s security and special events departments, including serving as dock guard, handling incoming and outgoing deliveries, setting up and tearing down for special events, and running audio-visual equipment during events.

Typical Functions May Include:

  • Operation and maintenance of Isolation and Treatment Facility, including inspecting all incoming material to prevent pest introductions.
  • Operation and management of the Dermestid Facility to produce research-quality skeletal preparations.
  • Monitor and identify museum pests, posting reports, and taking appropriate actions to prevent infestations.
  • Environmental monitoring of museum collections areas.
  • Maintenance of department-related records and databases.
  • Assisting collection management staff with digitization, archiving and inventorying, database management, and other collections management related duties.
  • Assisting security department with dock-related guard duties
  • Assisting special events departments with setup and tear down of special events, running and monitoring audio-visual equipment during presentations and public events
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements
Required Education 
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Anthropology, or other appropriate museum-related discipline AND:

  • 0-24 months in museum-related work


  • Demonstrated knowledge of acceptable museum practices and standards for collection care, collection management, documentation, conservation, and registration for natural history collections, Integrated Pest Management, and Dermestid Facilities
  • Effective oral and written communication; computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Capable of speaking to groups


  • None

Department Preferences

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field
  • 12-24 months of Integrated Pest Management, Dermestid Facility, or collection management experience


Special Instructions
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?-

Special Indications
Hiring contingent upon police records check

Curator/Archivist I

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