Curator of Native American Collections— University of New Mexico

Post date: Jan 25, 2021

The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (CULLS) seeks an engaged, service-oriented Native American Collections Curator to manage and promote its collections related to Southwestern Native American and Indigenous cultures and history. The College welcomes interested candidates from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, and non-binary gender identities. We also invite candidates from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that do not fit into the categories listed above.


The Curator is part of the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) and works closely with faculty and students conducting research in a variety of academic fields related to this geographic area. The Curator supports the campus community through specialized and general reference services and instructional programs, and engages in outreach to Southwestern tribes and Pueblos. The Curator reports to the Director of the CSWR and, in consultation with colleagues, has curatorial responsibility for all Native American Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. The desired start date is July 1, 2021. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

UNM Libraries values its Native American Collections, recognizes them as one of its distinctive collections, and is actively working to further develop its Native American Collections and Services as an area of strategic focus. CSWR’s extensive Native American holdings contain rare and unique primary research collections in all formats. Discover more about CSWR and its Native American holdings through our websites at http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr.

Apply at https://unm.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/18/home/requisition/14509?c=unm