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Cataloging Assistant

Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah- Thi-Ki Museum, Clewiston



Announcing a new grant funded position.  The Cataloging Assistant will be responsible for assisting with a large-scale photograph cataloging project in the Collections Division of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, located on the Big Cypress Reservation near Clewiston, FL. The successful candidate will collaborate and work side-by-side with the Collections Assistant and the Collections Manager, providing support on the cataloging efforts. This position reports to the Museum Collections Manager and is a temporary, 12 month, non-exempt position without benefits 

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Tara Backhouse, Museum Collections Manager at



  • Catalogs historic and contemporary photographs into the Museum’s permanent collection using the Museum’s Past Perfect collection management database.
  • Assists with the standardization and maintenance of catalog record information in the Museum’s Past Perfect collection management database.
  • Houses objects in appropriate acid-free storage materials for storage in accordance with the Museum’s policies and procedures.
  • Digitizes photographs according to the Museum’s established procedures.
  • Handles collection objects appropriately in accordance with the standards of the Museum profession.
  • Performs administrative related duties as related to the cataloging project.
  • Attends and contributes to staff meetings and related training.
  • Adheres to all Seminole Tribe of Florida’s policies and procedures.
  • Performs other additional duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the principles of STOF management, organization and administration.
  • Familiarity with the guidelines and best-practices of museum collections management.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in current technologies, including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and database management.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Analytical skills are needed when interpreting information.
  • Capability of handling multiple projects and of seeing projects to a point of completion. 
  • Ability to serve the STOF public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, STOF officials and elected members.

Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Anthropology or a related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates who are in the process of obtaining a graduate level in related fields will be also be considered. Experience working in a curatorial setting is preferred. Strong organizational, communication and research skills are necessary, with the ability to prioritize workload and handle many tasks simultaneously. Proficiency in computer software, including Microsoft software programs and add-ins are required. Must be able to travel and work a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

This position requires moderate physical activity. Requires lift and/or pulled of average-weight objects between 5 to10 pounds. Ability to use tools and equipment, climb ladders/scaffolding, carefully handle historic objects, most of which are fragile. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Works in a clean, air-conditioned office area, with little noise.

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