Open to public candidates:
Announcement # 23R-JW-309081-DEU-NMNH
Open to current/former federal candidates:
Announcement # 23R-JW-309081-MPA-NMNH
The Program Manager of the Repatriation Office has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the operation and administration of the program in repatriation of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony presently held in the collections of the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.
In this position, you will: Perform program management of all aspects of administration of the Repatriation Office. Plan, implement, coordinate, and manage the documentation, deaccession, and repatriation of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. Prioritize inventory projects using knowledge of the Anthropology of North American Indians and familiarity with the legal issues surrounding repatriation. Engage and consult directly with Native American groups over issues concerning the disposition of Native American holdings. Set goals and timetables and monitor progress reports on collections, ensuring reports are completed in a timely fashion and contain all relevant historical/ archaeological information and accession/catalogue data necessary.
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