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UNM Student Volunteer Positions in Archaeology

As a research facility within the University of New Mexico, the Maxwell Museum encourages students to utilize its collections for research as well as gain practical, hands-on experience working with objects in the field of collections management. Training is provided by staff for all projects.

Current student opportunities:

Artifact processing: Bagging, tagging, and reboxing artifacts from original excavation boxes and bags. Working within an Excel spreadsheet to catalog artifacts and boxes.

Archaeology Collections Storage: Working within the goals of an IMLS grant to relocate artifact boxes from the Maxwell Museum’s off-site storage facility to the Hibben Center for Archaeology. Organizing, inventorying, and barcoding box and object locations. Winter 2017.

Object Photography: Photographing museum objects in the photography studio at the Hibben Center for Archaeology.

Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing within the undergraduate or graduate level departments of Anthropology or Museum Studies. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. boxes.

If interested in projects within the archaeology collections, please contact Karen E. Price, Archaeology Collections Manager, at (505) 277-1141 or