NAGPRA Collections Fellow

Posted on 09/15/2020

NAGPRA Collections Fellow

Gilcrease Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The NAGPRA Collections Fellow reports to the Anthropology Collections Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator and is responsible for assisting in facilitating consultation and collaboration to fulfill the NAGPRA process. This full-time position, 40 hours per week, is funded by a grant through the National NAGPRA Program (Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act) for 30 weeks and is contingent upon grant funds being received.


  • Assists with preparing for NAGPRA consultations
  • Researches provenance and provenience information to help determine cultural affiliation and any contextual relationships and associations among items and ancestral remains
  • Helps assemble and prepare object lists and associated documentation for consultations, including locating the objects
  • Adds information and notes from documentation research and preparation to individual object records, including information about site context, provenance, related or associated items, and techniques or materials
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related field, working knowledge of NAGPRA legislation, understanding of archaeological methodology, at least 1 year of experience with object handling.  Must be detail-oriented, highly organized and proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Knowledge of AAM’s museum best practices and standards.

Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or related field, knowledge of Arkansas archaeology, experience archiving documents and documentation. Experience with The Museum Systems (TMS) or other museum collection databases.

Physical dexterity sufficient to use a keyboard and telephone; carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, climbing, and twisting; must have visual acuity to closely examine small objects, speech and hearing sufficient to perform interact with co-workers and to communicate well with Tribal representatives.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to:  The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK  74104 or submit online at  The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran.