Archaeologist Curator (Administrator I) Temporary (514156)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Historic Preservation Museum and Arts

Job Description


Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application, along with a cover letter and resume.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

This position will work on site at the Marine Corps Air Ground Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms. All Non-Government personnel working on the Base are required to obtain credentials for entry, requiring the successful incumbent to undergo an additional background check to obtain additional clearances, permits, passes, and/or security badges required for access.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) Business Director, with additional lead work direction from the ASC Director, the Archaeologist Curator assists the Conservation Branch of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) with tasks related to their Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP). The MCAGCC's Conservation Branch maintains a cultural resources collection that includes artifacts found on and representing the archaeological prehistory and history of MCAGCC and other Marine Corps installations.

The incumbent is responsible for the management and interpretation of MCAGCC's cultural resources collections and may conduct occasional field duties according to the needs of MCAGCC. Collections management tasks include overseeing inventory, accession, and data entry which will alternate with general collections facility management and upkeep; providing education and outreach tours; and occasionally providing backup leadership and assistance on small-scale surveys and/or site evaluations.
Key Qualifications
This position requires a minimum of three years of related experience in Cultural Resource Management including 2 years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree in Archaeology/Anthropology, Museum Studies or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. One year working with archaeological resources in the southwest, preferably the Mojave Desert in California and have demonstrated experience curating an archaeological collection required. Advanced degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, CRM, Museum Studies or related field preferred. Higher education experience highly preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and the ability to quickly learn and use new office support technology systems and software programs required. Knowledge of Google Suite, PeopleSoft, Access, PastPerfect museum software, and GIS preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $4,000 a month. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.

This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: vaccine-requirement- information.

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map