San Mateo, CA: Archives Laboratory Manager, Veterans Curation Program

Job Opening Title: Archives Laboratory Manager

Employer Name: Veterans Curation Program

Job Location: San Mateo, California

Application Deadline: 7/22/2022

Salary Range: $70,720

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.:

The VCP Laboratory Manager works closely with other management staff to provide leadership, training, and oversight for the curation of archaeological and archival collections processed in the VCP laboratory.

This position is responsible for ensuring technicians are successfully trained in processing
documentation associated with archaeological excavations and providing assistance that may help with the veterans’ transition to the civilian workforce.

Essential Functions:
– Oversee daily processing of federally-owned archives and artifact collections
– Develop training materials and facilitate training of technicians in collections processing
– Instruct technicians on data entry and database management
– Ensure collections meet federal and state curation standards
– Perform daily administrative duties, including bi-weekly situational report writing
– Draft and edit finding aids and collection management reports
– Perform quality control on archival databases, artifact catalogs, reports, photographs, and scans
– Actively provide professional advice and guidance to technicians, including resume building
– Generate social media content
– Represent the program to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel, military representatives,
veterans service organizations, and community members

Core Competencies:
– Strong and adaptable team member
– Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement changes
– Excellent understanding of material culture, archaeological field methods, and/or
– Ability to prioritize and multi-task
– Delegation and management skills
– Interest in public archaeology and outreach
– Helpful and friendly personality with a passion for helping others
– Experience with analysis and research, preferably with primary documents

Minimum Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Archives/Information Studies, Museum
Studies, Historic Preservation or closely related field
– Graduate degree preferred
-Field school or cultural resource management experience is preferred, but not required

Compensation and Benefits
– Hourly rate of $34.00 per hour.
– Federal Holidays; 15 Days Paid Leave; Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance; 401k (after one year)
If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Jessica Mundt at Inquiries are welcome. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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