Curator/Archivist I Job number 214102

Posted on 11/18/2021

Curator/Archivist I Job number 214102
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History - Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus

Schedule: Full-time

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

Salary Range: $15.38/hr

Benefits Provided: Yes 

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, special events, exhibits, and other front of the house departments, including but not limited to serving as a dock guard, handling incoming and outgoing deliveries, setting up and tearing down for special events, and assisting with public events and visitor services operations.

Job Requirements
Required Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND 0-24 months of progressive collection management experience in a professional museum setting


  • 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 and exhibit 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 other museum departments as needed, including special events exhibits, education, and visitor service

Certifications: None

Departmental Preferences:

  • MA or Bachelor's Degree in anthropology, archaeology, art history, culture
  • 12-24 months of Integrated Pest Management, Dermestid Facility, or collection management experience
  • Prior supervisory and photographic/multi-media experience.
  • Demonstration of prior positive outcomes working with indigenous cultures and/or sensitivity to cult

Supervision: Student Group

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
  • The University of Oklahoma complies with the Federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. All current and future employees must provide proof of full vaccination or request an accommodation for exemption from the Federal requirement. For detailed information regarding this requirement, visit

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check? Yes

Special Indications: None

Apply: See position listing and apply here.