Associate Curator of North American Archaeology

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The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, seeks an Associate Curator of North American Archaeology for a limited term position.  This position is responsible for a variety of content development, collections, collections information, and public service projects focusing on peoples, cultures, and histories of Native/indigenous North America (the United States, Canada, Greenland, and northern Mexico) through expanded attention to extant archaeological collections. Duties include research and scholarship; exhibitions and other interpretive content and programs; outreach to tribal communities, cultural centers and museums; access to online collections; and other programmatic efforts. The Associate Curator serves as a liaison with other scholars and institutions, including American Indian tribal museums, cultural centers, and community-based scholars, seeking opportunities for partnerships and/or collaborations, especially with regard to expanding access to and use and understanding of North American archaeological collections and developing sustained efforts to connect today’s Native American people and communities to earlier North American collections.