Archaeological Collections Manager - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Pohakuloa, Hawaii

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $60,000 to $70,000
Deadline Jun 24, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

An Archaeological Collections Manager position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University (CSU) to provide on-site program support for the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI) Cultural Resources Management Program (CRMP) at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawai‘i. This position will be duty-stationed at PTA on the Island of Hawai‘i. Position is intended to be primarily collections management for the PTA Program with cross-over archaeologist plan/report writing and field support. Position is roughly 60% Collections Management, 25% Archaeological support, 15% other duties as assigned. Relocation allowance is available.

The Archaeological Collections Manager is responsible for assisting the CRMP to meet the standards identified in 36 CFR §79 Curation of Federally owned or Administered Archaeological Collections, Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement, Department of Defense Instruction 4715.16 for Cultural Resources Management, and Army Regulation 25-400-2, The Army Records Information Management System. The Archaeological Collections Manager at PTA will coordinate with the Curator/Archivist on O‘ahu regarding management, storage and use of collections to ensure program consistency in accordance with Federal regulations, Garrison policy, and direction from the USAG-HI Cultural Resources Program Manager. The collection at PTA currently houses over 332 cubic feet of archaeological collections including artifacts, objects, flotation samples, and soil samples from archaeological investigations spanning pre-Contact and Historic periods. The collection also contains over 110 linear feet of associated records and materials including archival quality reports, thousands of paper records, field notes, maps, and prints and digital photographs (and negatives). Additionally, the Archaeological Collections Manager will assist with organizing and managing the active contract documents, in-house projects and the reference library of project reports and reference publications.

The PTA Archaeological Collections Manager collaborates and implements short and long-range collection programs and protocols, and provides direct support for management of documents and material owned or administered by USAG-HI. This position provides material preservation guidance and support to the CRMP to accomplish appropriate cataloguing backlogged collections, field collection, transmittal, processing, storage, monitoring and care of cultural and historic material, identify and coordinate conservation needs, coordinate and track loans and displays. The Archaeological Collections Manager shall assist staff in accessing collections, and evaluating and implementing use and study of collections. Also responsible for compiling data about the collection, conducts inventories of collections and is responsible for coordinating procurement and maintenance of curation supplies. The Archaeological Collections Manager will also contribute pertinent collections management input to revisions and updates to the Integrated Resources Management Plan (ICRMP), the Collection Management Policies and Procedures, and contracted scopes of work or performance work statements.

Other duties include cleaning, analyzing, inventorying, accessioning/deaccessioning, photographing, cataloging and labeling of archaeological and historical collections; rehousing of collections to meet the standards identified in 36 CFR §79; maintenance and oversight of artifact, material remains and associated records inventory in a collection management software, or Access database operable on the Army computer network to include new and existing collections, as well as site data information; maintaining the curation facility; and maintaining archival records, including photographs, maps, field notes, in-house project files, contracted project files and deliverables, and other related documents. The work will be primarily conducted in an office setting involving the management and maintenance of the curation storage facility to conform to Federal curation regulations at 36 CFR §79. This position is also responsible for inventory and organization of project files, associated records, contract materials, and the program library materials and databases in accordance with the Administrative Records Act. The main curation facility at PTA is a 40’ x 8’ x 9.5’ uninsulated connex container with electricity, HVAC & a fire suppression system. Associated records, library and small exhibit displays are in the nearby Program’s office building.

The Archaeological Collections Manager will also coordinate consistent field collection policies and work plan methodologies; and contribute to reports pertaining to collections and artifact analysis and synthesis and assist with archaeological fieldwork, including field inspections, survey, site condition assessments, and other field tasks as needed.

The Archaeological Collections Manager will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the Army CRMP staff. The Archaeological Collections Manager primarily works independently to accomplish collection management projects, and thus must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers, and the public in a personable and professional manner.

This position may also be required to participate in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) processes and assist in consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations and other interested parties. Preparation of displays and materials and participation in Army related and public outreach presentations may also be required.

This position is fully in-person (no remote work potential).


Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/145223 

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags Cultural Resources, Environmental Consulting