Assistant Collections Manager, Africa Exhibition Hall

Department: Gantz Family Collections Center
Location: Chicago, IL

Our Mission: Since the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, our organization has aimed to connect people to the natural environment and human history.

The individual in this position will support efforts to renovate and update the Museumís Halls of Africa and Ancient Egypt. Duties may include object installation and de-installation, collections care, and exhibition development. Particular emphasis will be placed on activities involving physical interaction with and care of the Egyptian mummified human remains. Such activities may include: documenting, housing, moving, organizing, photographing, and digitizing information from the Egyptian mummified individuals, as well as occasionally completing similar tasks for other human remains housed within the Museumís Collections Center. This position provides support to collections management staff for their duties involving the care of human remains, facilitating research and cultural heritage visits and inquiries; overseeing interns and volunteers; and maintaining collections management materials and equipment. This is a 3-year term position.

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Important Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our employees, guests and their families, the Field Museum is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions from the vaccine will not be considered as given the nature of this position, we are unable to provide an accommodation for anyone who has not been vaccinated.

The Field Museum is an equal opportunity workplace and employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class. We strive to create a working environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and one that promotes human dignity and mutual respect among all staff. We believe every member of our organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, to identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

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