SIUE University Museum

SIUE University Museum, (Edwardsville, IL)

Assistant Researcher Stage II Inventory (2 vacancies)


The University Museum at SIUE is seeking to hire two, full-time Assistant Researchers. The Assistant Researchers, Stage II Inventory will assist the Primary Investigator with the research, data retrieval, data analysis, and digital documentation of 10,000 objects from the Museum's collections for Stage II of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 2021 Museums for America (MFA) grant. The Researchers will compile, collate, and synthesize data to create reports concerning timelines, statistics and grant accountability. The selected candidates will participate with other research staff in project assessment and redesign and will research undocumented objects using established museum procedures which are guided by the national standards of the American Association of Museums (AAM).


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Art History, History, Studio Art, or related field.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be experienced with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially MS Word and Excel.
  • Candidate is required to have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a large cargo van.
  • Candidate must be able to work while standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching for extended periods of time and able to perform these actions at heights while on ladders.
  • Candidate must be physically capable of safely handling, moving, and installing large and/or delicate objects and be able to independently lift a minimum of 50 pounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Art History, History, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent fine motor skills and experience handling anthropological and fine art objects in a museum setting.
  • Experience in a museum setting focusing on registration or collections management is preferable.
  • Experience with museum collections management software (such as PastPerfect) and digital documentation.

Posting Salary:

$2,810.50 Monthly, excellent benefits package.

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These positions will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on 1/10/2022