Anishnaabe Curator - Grand Rapids Public Museum
Posted on 5/12/23
FLSA Status: Salary, Exempt
Hours: Full-Time - 40 hours per week, days, nights, weekends, and holidays (as required)
Start Date: June 1, 2023
Compensation: $55,000 annually
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is the oldest and second-largest museum in Michigan. We are a place of
never-ending learning and discovery, with programs and exhibits focusing on history, science, and culture.
The employee culture of the GRPM is one of teamwork, excitement, and learning. As an integral part of
the West Michigan community, the Museum is open daily to visitors and hosts after-hours public events,
programs, private events, and weddings. The entire GRPM team works to create positive visitor
experiences through engaging exhibits and programs, and a safe, clean, welcoming space.
SUMMARY: The Anishnaabe Curator will work closely with GRPM staff from a variety of departments,
including Curatorial, Education, Exhibits, and Marketing to help create an overall museum experience
that is inclusive and representative of indigenous knowledge and lifeways. This will include the
evaluation of existing Native American collections, programs, and exhibits and assisting in developing
new ones. The right candidate will bring valuable perspectives to museum work in general, not just those
pieces specifically related to indigenous people.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES including, but not limited to:
● Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field (Native Studies, Anthropology, Public History, etc.) (Preferred)
● Manual dexterity to operate equipment, bend, stoop, climb, ability to lift 50 pounds, operate power and hand tools.
● Professional, multiple settings that include standard business office, climate controlled warehouse storage areas, field work, and public exhibition galleries.