Administration and maintenance
Jan S. DølørDirektør
Jan is the director of the museum, and has the overall professional and administrative responsibility. He works with strategy, planning, financial management and quality assurance.
Kristin I. Nilsen HarilaPersonnel and administration staff member
Kristin works with administrative tasks.
Jan Roger EriksenHead of operations/exhibition and operating technician
Jan Roger is responsible for operations and maintenance of the museum perimeters: building, exhibitions, park and cultural heritage areas.
Kevin ThatcherJanitor’s assistant
Kevin performs control and maintenance of buildings and outdoor areas. He helps with exhibitions, grass cutting, snow clearing, and much more.
Meena KlaybutCleaning assistant
Meena is responsible for the daily cleaning of the museum and the exhibitions.
Prathueang (Tick) PadthesangCleaning assistant
Tic is responsible for the daily cleaning of the museum and the exhibitions.
Section for Marketing and customer services
Anita TapioSection manager of Marketing and Customer Services
Anita is head of marketing and is responsible for the tourism part of the enterprise, alongside the overall operation of reception, shop and café. She is also responsible for hiring summer personnel and weekend staff.
Linn JohansenStaff member of café, shop and reception
Linn works with the daily operations of reception, museum shop and café. She focuses on events, but is also involved with most of the tasks that the marketing and customer services covers.
Else PoulsenMuseum host
Else’s main task is to take good care of the museum's guests, as well as the daily operation of reception, museum shop and café. She also manages parts of the section's economic assignments.
Section for Rock Art and World Heritage
Martin Kristoffer HykkerudSection Manager
Martin is section manager as well as project manager for the Kåfjord project, concerning documentation of long-term weathering processes. Handles, with the director, all World Heritage Coordinator functions.
Karin TansemPh.D fellow
Karin is currently underway with her ph.D, entitled "Rock Art, geology and aesthetics" at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology, University of Tromsø. She also works with rock art documentation.
Heidi has the recent years been responsible for different development- and informationprojects, like audioguides, guidebooks, exhibitions and information signs, and she is also working with the new rock art exhibition.
Mari Sofie Strifeldt ArntzenConservator
Mari works with public services and rock art managment.
Rune mainly works with documentation of the world heritage, museum exhibitons, public services as well as with the rock art archive. He is also the leader of the comitee for temporary exhibitions and is an allround great guy!
Ingvild Skau MjeldeArchaeologist
Ingvild is the latest addition to the section, and works with archive, managment and caretaking of the rock art sites.
Gerd Johanne ValenCurator
Gerd is a curator. She is an archeologist with supplementary studies in biology and history. She has extended experience with project management and preservation. At the moment, she is on leave from Alta Museum, working as world heritage coordinator for Struve Geodetic Arc. She also works with exhibition production.
Section for Present and historical time
Maria ØienSection Manager
Maria is a social anthropologist and Section Manager for Contemporary and Historical Times. Her responsibilities are personnel, research supervision and facilitation, dissemination, exhibition production, lecture series, adequate preservation of our collection and culture-historical building, and protection of cultural heritage.
Eva Dagny JohansenPh.D. fellow
Eva is a social anthropologist and a Ph.D. fellow in museology at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. She focuses on the local aspect of the return of cultural heritage. The title of her research project is ”Sami cultural heritage is returning home – what happens locally?”
Hans Christian SøborgCurator
Hans Christian has a masters in archeology with supplementary subjects in geology and history, in addition to complementary studies in museology. Hans Christian works with the recent history of Alta (such as Kven culture and the history of northern lights research), as well as dissemination. He produces exhibitions concerning the natural history of Alta and the exploitation of rock in prehistoric time for our new permanent exhibitions.
Merete is a social anthropologist and works with the recent history of Alta. Her area of expertise is the Alta river and salmon/sport fishing. She also has tasks linked to exhibition work and preservation of collections. Up until autumn of 2018 she is working with an external book project on the quartzite operations in Alta.
Ann-Silje is an art historian in charge of the registration of our museum collection. She also works with preservation of collections and exhibitions. She can also disseminate in Norwegian sign language.
Lena has a masters in History and specializes in preservation of collections; any question regarding the museum’s collection may be directed to her. She works with Den kulturelle skolesekken (DKS), curating exhibitions, and dissemination of the museum collection.
Kristin NicolaysenMuseum Lecturer
Kristin is a visual anthropologist and is co-producing our new permanent exhibition. She also works with dissemination of various projects concerning Den kulturelle skolesekken (DKS).
Daria PolishchukAssistant in exhibition production
Daria has a background in visual anthropology and cultural project management. She is working on renewing our permanent exhibitions.