Overview

Under direct supervision of the Museum Director/Cultural Programs Coordinator, responsible for management and daily operations of the Museum’s collections. Plans and implements Museum exhibitions.

Essential Duties and Responsiblities:

Has primary responsibility for object/specimen care and storage.
Registers and catalogues all items on computer. Provides hard copy updates at end of every calendar year to be stored in the Museum’s archives.
Advises the Museum Director of any changes in collections’ status.
Coordinates the monthly Elders Cultural Council meetings.
Plans exhibits with other museum staff and prepares relevant artifacts for exhibitions.
Participates in language, cultural, and oral history preservation projects.
Has primary responsibility for object/specimen care and storage the YPG Federal Collections
Participates in the annual Cocopah Cultural Celebration Day plans & implementation.
Attends staff meetings, training and workshops.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work well with others, including diverse personalities of museum visitors.
Practice good organizational and time management skills.
Be flexible and able to meet challenges as they arise.
Competent in museum recordkeeping procedures.
Fluency in English and Cocopah languages is preferred. Spanish language fluency also a plus.
Ability to work with little supervision, and bring innovative approach to work environment.
Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

Associate or Bachelor’s degree in history, arts, or museum studies preferred or 4 years equivalent experience.
Experience with Collections Management Database systems, PastPerfect preferred.
Experience with handling and housing artifacts and archival collections.
Strong verbal and written communicative skills.
Fluency in English and Cocopah language preferred. Spanish language fluency also a plus.
Must be at least 21 years of age, required for GSA vehicle operation.
Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel for training and other business related purposes.
Must possess a current valid Arizona Driver’s License.
Testing may be required.

THE OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS OF THESE POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE NEED OF EACH DEPARTMENT. FOR ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT COCOPAH HUMAN RESOURCES AT 928-627-2102.