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Curator of Indigenous Studies - MUS000321

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is a natural history museum located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - located within Treaty-4 territory, the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Established in 1906 as Saskatchewan’s provincial museum, the RSM’s mandate falls within areas that are guided by Treaty No. 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is seeking a permanent full-time Curator of Indigenous Studies to join our vibrant and dedicated team. Curators at the RSM enjoy significant freedoms to lead their program in meaningful and exciting ways, including supervising students, curating new exhibits, caring for invaluable and sacred collections, delivering community outreach and education, developing and implementing research or community improvement projects. There are many exciting paths that our curators explore. Our team is energetic and high-performing and we strive to maintain a relaxed and enjoyable work environment.

The Curator of Indigenous Studies at the RSM will:

- Take the very important lead role in the museum's engagement with Indigenous communities;
- As part of the community engagement and in the spirit of shared stewardship, recognize and value the RSM’s responsibility to work cooperatively with Indigenous communities;
- Utilize the museum’s expertise and facilities in caring for the ethnology collections that record Indigenous culture-history as these collections holds great meaning for originating communities;
- Work with cultural knowledge holders to ensure that the collections are accessible and cared for in a culturally sensitive and respectful way; and 
- Develop and maintain a full research program in their field of expertise. This would include the ability to:
- Secure external grants;
- Supervise graduate students; and
- Maintain adjunct professor status at a university in Saskatchewan.

Our ideal Candidate for the Curator of Indigenous Studies position is expected to possess the following credentials and skills:

- A university post-graduate degree in a discipline related to the position, typically this would include a Ph.D. or, in exceptional situations, an equivalent level of professional or education experience;
- Skills to allow for effective communication to a wide variety of audiences (e.g. students of all ages, general public, government officials, community leaders, academics);
- The confidence, character, and ambition to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities;
- Interpersonal and leadership skills that promote team-building and a positive workplace environment;
- Understanding and appreciation for collections management; and
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities to establish and lead an independent Indigenous Studies research program.

The RSM is located in beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan. The capital city, Regina is big enough to have all the amenities of a big city but small enough to be affordable and with no long commutes to work! The city is home to the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. The city boasts clean air, an abundance of greens spaces and parks, and an extensive network of walking/biking paths. Yes, the winters are cold but the skies are always blue and you just can’t beat a Saskatchewan summer. The RSM has been fortunate to attract a diversity of curators from across Canada and the freedoms they have in leading their programs combined with the benefits of living in a city like Regina creates a wonderful work-life balance.

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