Student Curatorial Fellow for Ethnology and History Collection

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UA Museum of the North
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Arts/Museum, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Are you interested in the cultural heritage of Alaska? The University of Alaska Museum of the North is seeking a Curatorial Fellow for Ethnology and History Collection. Applicants must have in-depth knowledge of and experience with Alaska Indigenous cultures. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with museum collections in a research environment and enrich this collection with first hand cultural information!


This student position will work with the UA Museum of the North's Ethnology and History collection, undertaking collections management tasks that include cataloging objects into an online database, numbering objects, conducting condition reports, doing digital photography in the studio and lab, and creating archival enclosures for rare and unique objects of cultural heritage. The position will also be responsible for organizing at least one community engagement opportunity such as, interviewing culture bearers to record information about material belongings, delivering public presentations to increase awareness of the museum collections, or developing an online exhibit to share a unique perspective on a section of the collection using Alaska Native knowledge and concepts as the organizing principles.

The overarching goal of this position is to work with the museum staff to develop strategies for better incorporating Indigenous voices and perspectives into the museum's permanent collections records.

The museum encourages people of historically marginalized identities to apply.

Please attach a cover letter describing your knowledge of Alaska Indigenous cultures, a resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.  This position is open until filled.


NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.


Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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