MAPA Curated Job Postings

Poverty Point – Two openings

The Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program is embarking on a project to investigate the landscape beyond the Poverty Point World Heritage Site boundaries. We invite applications for two field positions, beginning immediately and ending on 30 June 2017 (with potential for extension depending on availability of funding):    1.  Lead Survey Archaeologist. M.A. required, ABD ok, Ph.D. preferred. Working under the supervisi on of the Station Archaeologist, primary responsibilities will entail leading the field and laboratory aspects of this project, completing state site forms and/or site update forms, and producing a report of fieldwork. We anticipate the initial fieldwork to consist of systematic surface survey and shovel testing to identify and characterize sites in the study area.   2.  Archaeological Technician. B.A. required, M.A. preferred. Responsibilities will include assisting t he Lead Survey Archaeologist with all aspects of the project.   These positions are fieldwork-intensive, with the bulk of time spent surveying. Previous archaeological experience in the Lower Mississippi Valley, with an understanding of the regional culture history and familiarity with relevant artifact types, is expected.  Particular knowledge of the Late Archaic period is ideal.   Other duties may include assisting field schools with additional survey, remote sensing, surface collection, and excavation; working with landowners and the local community; demonstrating artifact [Read More]

Historic Preservation Specialist/Regional Archaeologist

PennDOT is hiring a regional archaeologist to complete a cultural resource team for the Northeastern Service Region, to be based in District 4-0 offices in Dunmore. Individuals in a regional position will have unparalleled opportunities and responsibilities to shape the direction and performance of cultural resource investigations conducted on the Department’s multibillion dollar annual design and construction program. This region will have a team comprised of a regional archaeologist and a regional architectural historian. The team will guide the Section 106 process starting early in project design, working holistically on all cultural resource issues related to a project, and participate interactively with a design team of project engineers, designers, and environmental specialists. The Northeastern Region consists of Districts 4-0 (Dunmore) and District 3-0 (Montoursville). Each regional position is located in a PennDOT District Office, under the guidance of the District Environmental Manager. The CRP Regional Archaeologist works independently under the general oversight of the Regional Supervisor. Work assigned is in the form of project lists and project priorities, within which the CRP Regional Archaeologist must navigate the Section 106 process for each project. Priorities are adjusted monthly within each Engineering District, or by exception. The CRP Regional Archaeologist has primary [Read More]

Archeologist – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

This position will serve as the primary cultural resources advisor and cultural resources program manager on an interdisciplinary resource management team at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The position will be responsible for managing a full range of cultural resource program duties associated with prehistoric and historic resources and spanning 15,000 years of human history; from Western Stem Cultures to the Hohokam to Spanish and European Colonialism and western ranching and mining. Resources managed include historic and prehistoric archaeology, historic structures, NAGPRA, ethnography, cultural landscapes, minimal museum activities, drafting and completing all NHPA documentation including §106 and §110 as well as completing all SHPO/THPO consultation, and development of resource plans, research and planning and stewardship, site inventory and monitoring, program management and development, writing and submitting reports and peer-reviewed technical papers. Managing budgets, drafting and submitting documentation for competitive funding and contracting, and managing projects will be required. Position may facilitate and supervise numerous CESU projects annually, as well as SCA, temporary, and term employees.

  • Job Title: Archeologist
  • Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
  • Location: Ajo, AZ
  • Salary: $49,037.00 to $77,127.00 / Per Year
  • Hiring Organization: National Park Service
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Manager of Interpretive Programs

James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, Virginia seeks an engaging and creative museum professional to develop interpretive tours and programs, train and evaluate interpreters and other front line staff, and assist in the management of the Education Department. Reporting to the Director of Visitor Education and Visitor Engagement, the successful candidate will possess at least five years’ experience in developing and delivering historic interpretation, have knowledge of current interpretation methodologies, and hold an advanced degree in American History, Public History, Museum Studies or a related field. Expertise in content and customer-service training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills are mandatory. Familiarity with the history of the early American republic and African American history is greatly preferred. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references as a single pdf. Montpelier is an EOE. – See more at:

Archeological Technician

DUTIES: The incumbent will work as a member of the Aztec Ruins National Monument , Cultural Resource Division. Under the direction of an archeologist, the incumbent will perform the following major duties: – Participates in archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts. Records data and prepares survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.). – Provides leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments. Serves as Crew Chief for excavation and survey activities. Participates in artifact recovery and provenance determination. – Evaluates and assists other technicians in the evaluation of specimens (e.g., lithic ground stone, shell, bone, non-artifact material, etc.). Processes specimens recovered in the field. Prepares specimens for specialized analysis to be sent to dating and other laboratories. Identifies, labels, and packages artifacts for curation. – Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Enters archeological artifact and project data including artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc. into automated systems, appropriate forms, and archival records. Retrieves and compiles data as required for resource management reports, interpretive exhibits, etc. -Assists in the development of a variety of documents (e.g., [Read More]

  • Job Title: Archeological Technician
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM
  • Salary: $40,033.00 to $52,043.00 / Per Year
  • Hiring Organization: National Park Service
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Summer Archaeology Internships

Old Salem Museums & Gardens, in Winston-Salem, NC, is now accepting applications for internships in historical and public archaeology. The summer internship program focuses on the excavation of a pottery-production site located on Lot 38 within the Old Salem National Historic Landmark District. LEARN This summer internship will provide experience in historical archaeology field and laboratory methods, including hands-on experience with historic ceramic and artifact identification, as well as the creation of 3D photographic site and artifact models. Additionally, interns will interact with the public, answering questions and explaining the archaeological process to a variety of visitors on a daily basis. Internships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Advanced undergraduate and early-stage graduate students with field school experience are preferred. Accepted interns will also enjoy these opportunities: $1,000 stipend, housing, and access to Old Salem Museums & Gardens (including interpretive buildings, heirloom gardens, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts). APPLY Send resume/CV, a statement of interest, and a letter of recommendation to Download Archaeology Internship Flyer here. All parts of the application must be submitted by April 30, 2016

  • Job Title: Archaeology Intern
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Salary: $1,000
  • Hiring Organization: Old Salem Museums & Gardens
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Archaeological Technician

Description: Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAKE), Parashant National Monument (PARA) and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire an Archaeological Technician to join our AmeriCorps program. Through direct mentorship by NPS cultural staff, the Technician will gain tremendous insight and experience with how a federal land management agency operates and implements cultural resource projects. The Technician will assist with archaeological field work, museum work, lab analysis, and data processing throughout the Parks. Field work includes surveying for cultural resources, recording and documenting cultural resources, and testing and excavation of archaeological sites. Museum work will include accessioning and cataloging of museum objects and archives, maintaining museum records, and other miscellaneous tasks associated with the museum collections. Lab analysis and data processing duties include analysis and cataloging of artifacts, updating of databases, and filling out site forms in support of SHPO and NHPA reporting requirements. Museum and lab work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required, as well as lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more. Completing archaeological surveys in the southwest requires the physical endurance to walk [Read More]

  • Job Title: Archaeological Technician
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Salary: $21,840
  • Hiring Organization: Great Basin Institute
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Seasonal Archaeological Technicians NY/NJ/PA

Archaeology & Historic Resource Services, LLC (AHRS) is a small woman-owned cultural resource firm based in Orange County, NY. We offer highly competitive compensation and are searching for motivated and innovative people to join our team for the 2016 field season. AHRS is seeking seasonal archaeological field technicians (up to 10) and crew chiefs (up to 2) for field investigations for projects in NY, NJ and eastern PA. Projects vary from private developments to government work including Superfund sites. Work is expected to begin in spring and be ongoing through the spring and possibly summer of 2016. Responsibilities; · Conduct Phase I/II/III excavations, site documentation, GPS mapping, and field analysis. · Identification of historic and pre-contact period sites, artifacts, and features in the Northeast and Mid- Atlantic. · Conduct pedestrian and subsurface testing inventory. · Creation of site and feature plan and profile maps, map reading and navigation, and GPS/GIS navigation and recordation. · Field analysis of artifacts, site characteristics, archaeological deposits, soils and sediments. · Accurately record field data and observations as legible handwritten notes. · Conduct fieldwork activities in a safe and responsible manner. · Ability to travel and generally able to carry a pack up to 30 [Read More]

Student Trainee (Archaeology)

JOB SUMMARY: The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of education institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in Federal agencies and explore careers while still in school and getting paid for work performed. This is a vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. Apply only to those locations where you are willing and able to travel and/or relocate to. Some locations may have temporary housing available. The tours of duty include full-time and part-time schedules. There may be up multiple locations and positions filled under this announcement. These temporary positions will be filled as Intern Not to Exceed (NTE) appointments. The appointment may or may not be extended depending upon the unit’s need and funding. These positions will be filled at the GS-04 grade level. For information on the duties of the position, please contact Angela Krall, 719-852-6242, or email: NOTE: Government housing will be provided. Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or [Read More]

  • Job Title: Pathways - Archaeology Student Trainee
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Monte Vista, CO
  • Salary: $28,886.00 to $28,886.00 / Per Year
  • Hiring Organization: United States Forest Service
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Museum Curator – Fort Sumter National Monument

DUTIES Major Duties: The incumbent serves one or more parks as a principal advisor in the management of cultural resources and is responsible for program development and implementation. Professional fields of study and expertise must be pertinent to the park’s resources and themes and may include, but are not limited to, cultural anthropology, history, historic preservation, archeology, ethnology, historic landscape architecture, historic architecture, horticulture, and museum operations. The incumbent prepares and coordinates the writing of the cultural resources section of the resources management plan and specific actions plans pertaining to the management and protection of cultural resources. Represents the superintendent when working with others on resource stewardship issues. Develops and maintains effective working relations with Native Americans, other traditional associations, and related groups, agencies, and the public. Attends management and professional conferences and other events for the purpose of exchanging information and advancing advocacy for park stewardship. ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION: Position Location: Fort Sumter National Monument, Sullivan’s Island, SC. Please visit http://inside.nps.fosu for area information. For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Laura Segars, Administrative Officer at 843-883-3123 ext 212. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Basic Qualifications Requirements: You must meet one of the following [Read More]

  • Job Title: Museum Curator
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Sullivan's Island, SC
  • Salary: $48,968.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year
  • Hiring Organization: National Park Service
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