1.   Job Opportunity: Curator

Job Summary:

Curates museum collections; designs programs for in-house and traveling museum programs and designs and conducts tour programs.

Job Duties:

Schedules exhibits; produces publicity materials; maintains exhibits, and organizes or presents lectures, workshops and symposia. Plans, implements and supervises outreach exhibits and programs; may transport collections, installs exhibits and presents programs to school children and the public.  Develops and administers special programs for area school children and the public. Curates and installs educational exhibits; consults on the educational content of exhibits.  Oversees the cataloging, maintenance, preservation and storage of collection items.  Conducts research on current related museum issues.  Develops budget recommendations and administers designated budget.  Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.  Assists in Cherokee National Holiday, meetings and receptions.  Provides information on area of expertise to Cherokee Heritage Center and outside agents.



Directly supervises one (1) employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Other duties may be assigned.


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s degree in Arts, History, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology or related field is required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Four (4) years of related experience is required.

COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.


Research materials, write, prepare and schedule museum exhibitions.
Write descriptive exhibition detail about museum collections.
Write marketing and publicity materials for exhibits.
Consult with other experts regarding museum exhibition information.
Prepare strategic plans for museum collections.
Write and administer grants, budget funding or donor gifts.
Provide effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Orchestrate programs for in-house and traveling museum exhibits.
Oversee the cataloging, maintenance, preservation and storage of collection items.
Provide a cooperative team environment.
Accessioning, cataloging and indexing.
Museum exhibitions methods and practices, including the proper method of developing, planning and implementing museum exhibits.
Develop exhibit-related educational programs.
Be tactful and courteous with the public and deal with sensitive issues related to museum collections.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS  Must have knowledge of:

Museum collections and processing procedures.
Conservation and preservation techniques and procedures.
Research principles, protocols, techniques and practices.
Scheduling methods, techniques and practices.
Communication concepts, theories, methods and procedures.
Descriptive and exhibition writing methods for detailing museum collection.
Procurement rules and regulations.
Applicable state and federal law, regulations, policies and procedures.
Planning, project and time management concepts, theories, methods and practices.
Budget planning and expenditure monitoring techniques, methods and practices.
Museum collection storage methods, protocol and practices.

For more info see the full listing here: https://jobs-cherokeenation.icims.com/jobs/11000/curator/job


2.   Job Opportunity: Cherokee Heritage Tour Specialist 

Job Summary: Responsible for scheduling tours to the Cherokee Heritage Center, answering sales calls, quotes established rates and recommends added value tour packages.


  • Collates promotional materials for group leaders/tour operators.
  • Records and processes all incoming reservations, sends confirmation/billing notices, and schedules guided tours to the Ancient Village, sends survey letters.
  • Maintains database of group leads, tour operators, churches, schools, tribes, hotel/motels, etc. group tracking (a list of groups that toured- No. of adults, youth & comps, activities and the amount of money spent).
  • Promotes and sells added value tours such as storyteller, arrowhead hunts, meals, guides, lodging, and etc.
  • Responsible for notifying staff of expected tour details and responsible for assisting with all aspects of providing a quality tour experience for guests.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education equivalent to 12th grade or GED and at least one year of clerical experience.
  • Required to pass a clerical and basic accounting test.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all volunteers and co-workers.
  • Must be familiar with basic math skills, work processing programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Internet Explorer.
  • Must possess qualification and experience to be able to plan, schedule and organize without supervision.
  • Must exhibit independence, excellent interpersonal skills as well as skill to investigate sensitive sales transactions with utmost integrity.
  • Basic knowledge of the Cherokee people, the Cherokee Heritage Center and surrounding area

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter along with the application form to the Cherokee Heritage Center.  Deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

For more information, call 888-999-6007.

CHC Application