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Curation Specialist

At the TerraX Laboratory in Tuscaloosa, we process and prepare all archaeological artifacts our field crews find to the highest standard of care. Under the supervision of our Lab Director, Dr. Mark Donop, our lab personnel work to study and preserve cultural materials from ancient projectile points to twentieth-century cookware from over a dozen states.

Job Requirements:

  • Lead the conservation, preservation, and curation preparation of the artifact collections for transfer to appropriate repositories

  • Assist in lab processing, such as artifact analysis, labelling, data entry, and reporting

  • Maintain accurate databases

  • Meet deadlines, maintain a schedule, and multi-task

  • Communicate effectively with lab personnel and others to ensure timely and accurate production of lab deliverables


  • B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or a related field

  • Previous experience with laboratory work and curation

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records and organize large quantities of artifacts and prepare them for curation

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough and accurate research

Real Qualifications:

  • Team Player

  • Highly motivated

  • Positive attitude

  • Passion for archaeology!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) field

  • Experience completing detailed paperwork, maintaining precise and accurate records, and contributing to reports

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and any curation management software

  • Experience in any specialized method of analysis or curation

Sound like you? Great! Don’t meet these qualifications? We may still have a job for you! If you’re ready to apply, drop your resume in the contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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