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Opportunities for UNM Students


The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is a valuable resource for the University of New Mexico community and for colleges and universities in the region.  Our exhibitions, programs, and remarkable anthropological collections from New Mexico and around the world provide exciting opportunities for teaching, learning, and exploring the human past and present.

The Maxwell Museum offers a wide array of opportunities for UNM students:

Visit:  It's free!  Check out our exhibitions; attend free public lectures and exhibition openings.

Volunteer: For students interested in learning more about anthropology and the inner workings of museums, check out our volunteer opportunities.

Learn: Museum Studies Department students can earn credit towards their degree while gaining real-world experience and developing new skills through practicum with Maxwell staff.  Contact Museum Studies for more information.

Work: Get experience before you graduate!


Jobs at the Maxwell Museum 

The Museum employs numerous students through graduate assistantships, student fellowships, student employment, and work study positions.  There are employment opportunites in museum administration, the gift shop, public programs, education, exhibitions, and Museum collections. Most opportunities are available at the beginning of each semester, especially the fall.  Student employment and work study positions are listed on UNM Jobs.

UNM Jobs

Jobs at UNM Office of Contract Archeology (OCA)

OCA provides hands-on opportunities for students to gain experience in archaeological field and laboratory work during the academic year and summer. OCA announces jobs through the Anthropology Undergraduate and Graduate Student List-Serves, and UNM Jobs. These announcements are generally made 1-3 times a year. OCA also works with the Public Archaeology program to facilitate internship opportunities doing field work and technical writing. If interested in any of these opportunities, come visit our facilities and meet the Director and staff. Please call in advance. Ask for Robin Cordero.

Current Opportunities

The UNM Office of Contract Archeology is currently advertising for Student Employees – either Graduate or Undergraduate – to begin work during the Spring 2017 Semester. As this work will be primarily in the OCA Laboratory, preference will be given to those student applicants who have completed the UNM Archaeology Method and Theory Laboratory (ANTH 122L). Students must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours, and employment will only be during weekday hours between 8 am and 5 pm.

We are advertising on the UNM JOBs web page,:

UNM Jobs

under the Student / Archeologist headings. Please apply there and don’t forget to include a CV with begin dates and end dates for any experience you have. Please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Dello-Russo ( or Robin Cordero ( with any questions.