History Associates (HAI) is excited to announce we are seeking experienced full-time collections managers with object photography and artifact handling experience to work on a short-term project, approximately 5 months.  The position is located in Tahlequa, Oklahoma.

Job Description:

Primary duties of the collections manager is to photograph objects for this collection. Individual must have experience with object photography to be considered for this position. The collections manager may also assist with conducting an inventory and in flagging inconsistencies during a wall-to-wall inventory.

The position will involve both working independently and with other project and museum staff in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate and meet strict deadlines.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in History, Library Science, Museum Studies or other applicable field (preference given to Master’s degree in Museum Studies or related focus).

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum two  years of experience artifact handling, photography, and cataloging historical material and/or artwork
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PastPerfect database or similar collections management systems and MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge/experience with processing camera raw images and post-production of images using software such as Adobe Bridge
  • Proven examples of working under strict deadlines
  • Understanding of and experience in conducting a museum inventory and implementing standard nomenclature (Chenhall’s).
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of collections policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills


This position is not eligible for any benefits offered by HAI.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, (unofficial) transcripts, names and contact information including e-mail addresses of three references using the form on this page or via email to:

Doris Miles, Director of Personnel

History Associates is an equal opportunity employer.


Temporary Photographer/ Collections Manager