Cultural Resources Curator

Company Name: 

Center for Environmental Management Military Lands


Colorado State University
Pohakuloa Training Area, HI 96720

Job Description: 

POSITION: Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University is hiring a Cultural Resources Curator to provide on-site program support for the Cultural Resources Management Program at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii.

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

LOCATION: The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI) provides installation management service and support for Army and civilian personnel at Pohakuloa Training Area along with Kilauea Military Camp and Kawaihae Harbor. The Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division supports the U.S. Army’s commitment to environmental excellence in all aspects of the Army’s mission in Hawaii. While balancing the unique considerations of mission, community and the environment, the Environmental Division assists U.S. Army Hawaii to continuously strive to improve its environmental performance and seeks to lessen environmental footprint and prevent pollution; minimize impact on the Hawaiian land; conserve, preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources; and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

PAY RATE: Annual salary range is $60,000 - $70,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation allowance is available; conditions apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Cultural Resources Curator is responsible for cleaning, analyzing, inventorying, accessioning/ deaccessioning, photographing, cataloging and labeling of archaeological and historical collections; maintaining the curation facility; and maintaining archival records, including photographs, maps, field notes and other related documents.

The Cultural Resources Curator implements collection programs and protocols and provides direct support for management of documents and material owned or administered by USAG-HI. This position provides material preservation guidance and support to a team of archaeologists to accomplish appropriate field collection, transmittal, storage, and care of cultural and historic material. Assists staff in accessing collections, and evaluating and implementing use and study of collections. Facilitates use of collections in accordance with Federal regulations, Garrison policy, and direction from the USAG-HI Cultural Resources Managers (CRMs). Responsible for compiling data about the collection, participates in education and outreach activities, conducts inventories of collections, and is responsible for coordinating procurement and maintenance of curation supplies.

The Cultural Resources Curator will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the Army CRMs and staff assigned to the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works. The Curator primarily works independently to accomplish collection management projects, and thus must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers, and the public in a personable and professional manner. The work will be primarily conducted in an office setting involving the management and maintenance of the curation facility to conform to Federal curation regulations at 36 CFR Part 79, accessioning materials and records submitted to the curation facility, maintain collections databases, and maintain photographic archives. This position may also be required to participate in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) processes and assist in consultation with Native Hawaiian organizations and other interested parties.

APPLICATION: Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply by November 13, 2023 for full consideration (posting closes on 12/04/2023).

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