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Blackwater Draw Museum Collections Manager

Blackwater Draw Museum Collections Manager

Full-time, permanent

For the full position description and to apply, find the listing here.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

Under limited direction and indirect supervision, assist the Director in managing the operational, financial, and personnel management activities of the Blackwater Draw Museum and associated collections.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and participate in interpretive tours and interactions with public visitors and special interest groups/persons.

  • Supervise and participate in the Museum's and associated artifact collections protection and conservation.

  • Supervise and participate in the Museum's display design, development, or modification.

  • Perform professional and public interactions/activities "off site," such as public events.

  • Supervise and train student and volunteer assistants.

  • Supervise and participate in the curation of collections, management of photographic and library archives, and related Museum data files.

  • Provide budgetary information to the Director, including financial receipts, deposits and related paperwork activities such as ordering/purchasing stock and supplies.

  • Assist the Director in the Museum's long-range fiscal planning, budget management, and grant proposal preparation processes.

  • Review and remain current regarding professional and technical literature in museum studies, including development in collection management best practices, and anthropology/archaeology research; participate in professional and community organizations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in museum studies or related discipline.

  • Demonstrable knowledge and one year of experience in the field of anthropology/archaeology.

  • One year of experience with museum collections and related database management preferred. Candidate should demonstrate a proven ability for public speaking, public relations, giving tours, and technical writing.

  • A valid New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment is also required, as well as the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in all kinds of weather and road conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work without constant, direct supervision.

  • Ability to read and transmit written and oral instructions; to observe and use safe working conditions, and be proficient in cultural heritage/museum practices, especially collections management.

  • Ability to coordinate the scheduling and leadership of tours of the facility to the public.

  • Must be willing to occasionally work on weekends and holidays for special tours, events, etc.

  • Ability to deal tactfully and communicate effectively over the phone and in person with people of all ages and economic backgrounds.

  • Capability to make change and accurately count cash, checks, and balance books related to museum business.

Working Conditions

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is moderately active in nature that at times requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a moderate amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Some evening and/or weekend work may be required.

Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]

Additional Information

Application Review Date: Open Until Filled Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check. Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application: Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records. Letter of interest Resume Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position) Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes) ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information regarding Title IX please click . New Mexico is an open records state, therefore ENMU complies with the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, from the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Requests for records should be sent to For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail

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