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Collections Management Assistant

Northern Michigan University
Job Location:
Marquette, Michigan
Position Title: Collections Management Assistant
Department: Library Instrctnl Sup/Archives
Term of Assignment: Continuing
Term End Date, If Applicable:
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt = overtime eligible
Work Schedule: 30 hours per week between 8:00 am-5:00 pm - hours to be arranged with supervisor; Monday-Friday; occasional evening and weekend work may be required
Salary: Targeted prorated salary range: $23,754-$25,220
Travel: No travel
Brief Statement of Duties: Assist the archivist of the Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives and the director of the Beaumier Heritage Center with the processing of historical manuscript and artifact collections, including the creation of accession records, collection finding aids, and artifact catalog records.

Maintain the integrity of the Archives/Beaumier physical holdings through collection database maintenance activities. Provide patron assistance. Hire, train and supervise student assistants and assist other staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Discipline / Degree Area: Any

Required Specialized Training/Certifications:

Required Minimum Work Experience:
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Customer service experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently perform computerized tasks to include word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and listen effectively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Ability to do accurate and detailed work with minimal supervision after initial training.
  • Ability to analyze problems and formulate solutions.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in History, Anthropology, or related discipline.
  • Advanced degree or graduate certification in a relevant field.
  • Experience performing historical research for contextual information.
  • Museum, archives, or library experience.
  • Awareness of the issues and methods involved in handling fragile, often rare, artifacts or print materials.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit application, cover letter and resume

Contact Information:
Julane Cappo, Associate Director of Human Resources, 906-227-1493

Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.
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