The Field Museum is searching for Native American Early Career Fellows for North American Anthropology to join our team! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
This paid, one-year Fellowship is designed specifically for Native American recent graduates with lived cultural experience who are interested in careers in museum collections management, registration, conservation, or curation. Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with the Native North American collections at the Field Museum. Fellows will also be provided mentorship by staff on pursuing a career with a focus of their choosing in the museum field and will be introduced to other museum professionals.
The Fellows will be working on-site at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, and will spend time working in collaboration with Native community members, the Field's Conservation Cultural Liaison and Collections Managers, and other staff in the Conservation, Registration, Curation, and Repatriation sections.
Fellows will gain experience in managing and preserving items in museum collections. Particular focus of the Fellowships will be connecting descendant communities, scholars, and members of the public to the collections. These connections may be made in visits and tours (both virtual and in-person), online outreach, and special events, both in the Museum's collections areas and in public. Successful candidates will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge of current museum practice and will help improve the Museum's cultural competence in the care of Native American collections. Support will be provided for relocation expenses, conference travel expenses, and for moving forward in a museum career after the Fellowship has ended. They may participate in other duties outlined below.
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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.
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