Sample Public Archaeology Job Descriptions

 

Public Archaeologist, Florida
Community Archaeology, UK
Coordinator, Public Programs, California
Outreach Coordinator, Florida
Director, Regional Center  Florida

 

1) Public Archaeologist, Florida

Position Title Coordinator  
 Public Archaeologist  
Job Category Staff  
Contract Period (in months)
(if applicable) 12  
Pay Range $30,000-$42,000  
Pay Basis Annually  
Normal Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday  
Work Location Downtown Campus  

Job Summary This position is the Public Archaeologist in the UWF Coordinating Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network located in downtown Pensacola. The Public Archaeologist has the responsibility of providing outreach and education services for the Northwest Florida region with the goal of helping to preserve Florida's archaeological resources by raising public awareness through participation and education. The Public Archaeologist will work with the interested public, avocational archaeologists, volunteers, government officials, business leaders, and civic groups in order to educate and inform, to develop heritage tourism outcomes, and to encourage preservation as business practice and public policy.

The Public Archaeologist must be willing take direction but also must be able to work independently in order to meet the diverse needs of this position. The individual in this position must enjoy working with people, enjoy travel and field work, be able to adjust priorities quickly, and deal effectively with a wide range of archaeological resources and situations. This archaeologist must have experience and ability in all areas of field and lab work. Familiarity with both prehistoric and historical archaeology is a must. They must also enjoy formal and informal public speaking, and be able to write easily for public and professional audiences.

The Public Archaeologist will not conduct compliance archaeology, but may be involved in limited research related to the mission of the Network. This position requires frequent work on evenings and weekends. The Public Archaeologist reports directly to the Network Director.  
Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.  
Preferred Qualifications M.A. in anthropology with specialization in archaeology.
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
Demonstrated experience in publicly-oriented archaeology.
Demonstrated experience in public speaking and writing for public and professional audiences.
Expertise in northwest Florida or southeastern archaeology.
Familiarity with prehistoric, historical, and underwater archaeology.
Strong skills in terrestrial archaeology, but experience working in underwater settings is also desirable.
Experience supervising volunteers is desirable.  
Department 7490-Florida Public Archaeology Network  
Job Open Date  
Job Close Date 12-01-2005
Preferred Response Date
(For positions that are open until filled)  
Special requirements or considerations of the job This position requires a police background screening.
This position requires licensure, certification, or other described below.  
Special Instructions Valid Driver's License.

Applicants must attach a Letter of Application/Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and list of three professional references to the online application.  
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2) Community Archaeology Job, UK

Community Archaeologist / Project Officer
Cardiff School of History and Archaeology
Salary: £21467 - £24886 per annum
This post is available from 1 January 2007 to 31 July 2008
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 16 November 2006
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/schoolsanddivisions/divisions/humrs/jobs/academicresearchsenior/index.html

Description
Cardiff University seeks a Community Archaeologist to design, manage and monitor a new outreach programme focusing on the Medieval Village at Cosmeston. Run in collaboration with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Cosmeston Project aims to make a significant impact on the local public’s understanding of its past through a broad programme of public outreach activities, and, potentially, a new programme of fieldwork. The successful applicant should possess the ability to do the following: to work with a range of interest groups (from school groups to research and fieldwork professionals); to engage local and national media, educational and professional institutions; to assess existing excavation archives and plan post-excavation analyses; to coordinate and manage field- and laboratory-based work; to produce reports for the research community; and to collaborate on submissions of funding applications at local, national and international levels. The post is funded for two years, though it is expected that the successful applicant will collaborate with Cardiff University to seek additional funding to allow the extension of the position.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss the position informally should contact Professor Douglass Bailey or Professor John Hines by phone (029 20874470) or email (baileydw@cardiff.ac.uk and hines@cardiff.ac.uk)

Douglass W. Bailey AB., MPhil., PhD. (Cantab.)
Professor of European Prehistory
Head of Cardiff Archaeology and Conservation
School of History and Archaeology
Humanities Building
Cardiff University
Colum Drive
Cardiff CF10 3EU
Phone: +44 (0)29 20 874470
Fax: +44 (0)29 20 874929
Email: baileydw@cardiff.ac.uk
Webpage: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/db/
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3. Coordinator of Public Programs, Presidio, San Francisco

Coordinator of Public Programs
Archaeology Education Program - SF Presidio

The Coordinator will direct the Levantar Project, a joint project of the
University of California, Berkeley and the San Francisco Presidio.  The
Coordinator is responsible for development and implementation of a new
archaeology education program at the Presidio, in which Bay Area
students will study the archaeology, history, and natural heritage of
California. The Director will develop curriculum-based learning modules
that meet state core competency guidelines and direct the strategic
planning, content and program development. It will be necessary to
network with school districts, write grants and implement the program,
including teaching.

Requirements: California Teacher's Credential; 3-5 years experience in
education; Master's of Education, or equivalent combination of
experience and education. Experience in strategic planning; outreach;
curriculum development; state content standards; anthropology and
archaeology; and grant writing. Awareness of recent trends in education,
including the use of digital media. Strong writing and verbal skills.
Ability to work well with others, especially children.  Familiarity with
the Presidio and the Archaeology Lab is a plus.  Meet state and local
requirements for working with children. UCB criminal background
clearance.

Expected Salary Range: $43,000 - $65,000                  Starting Date:
April 1, 2006

To apply, please send a letter of interest and recent resume or
curriculum vitae, by e-mail to anngilbert@berkeley.edu or mailed to: 

Ann Gilbert
Department of Anthropology
232 Kroeber, MC 3710
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3710
Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2007
For further details please visit
http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/dept.html
The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer

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4. Outreach Coordinator, Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network East Central Region (Titusville)
has just opened the following position to the public:

*     Outreach Coordinator - Full-time - Titusville

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION VACANCY
BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COCOA, FLORIDA
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Position Title:
Outreach Coordinator
Position Number:
061807-001P
Position Type:
Full-Time
Position Status:
Open, Accepting Applications
      Position Description:
 Brevard Community College is currently seeking applications for the
full-time position of Outreach Coordinator on the Titusville Campus in
Titusville, Florida.
          Salary & Benefit:
 The annual salary is $32,000 and considers relevant credentials and
experience.  Full-time employees of Brevard Community College receive
fringe benefits including health insurance and a retirement plan.  This
position is Externally Funded.

Position Concept:
The Coordinator will assist the Director of the East/Central Region of
the Florida Public Archaeology Network with public relations, the
development and management of outreach programs, and the establishment
of collaborative relationships between the Center and the public in
east/central Florida (local and county governments, students,
volunteers, civic groups).

Minimum Qualifications:
 The minimum qualifications for the positions include:
* Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Public Relations, Communications,
or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

* Background in archaeology; Register of Professional Archaeologists
certification preferred.

* Three years professional experience.

* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

* Excellent computer skills with experience with computerized
information systems to include Microsoft Word.

* Ability to work independently.

* Courteous manner in dealing with the public.

* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of
people.

* Willingness to travel extensively in east/central Florida and
occasionally to other parts of the state.

* Detail and multi-task oriented.

* Ability to access multi-storied buildings, multiple-level staircases,
outdoor and natural sites (including archaeological sites).

* Official transcripts of all collegiate work will be required to be
considered beyond the application phase*

*All foreign degrees must be submitted with an official translation and
evaluation. Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent
directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office
prior to the first day of employment.

Notes:
Applications will be accepted from June 22, 2007 through July 6, 2007;
however, the College reserves the right to extend or conclude searches
without notice.  Applications must be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on
the closing day.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must apply on-line in order to be considered for
employment at Brevard Community College. If applicants need assistance
in completing the on-line application, they should contact Human
Resources. With at least 24 hours advance notice, BCC can provide
readers, Braille, audio cassettes, computer readers, sign language
interpreters, and Scribes.

NOTE TO APPLICANT

Applications will not be considered after the deadline date unless
justified and approved for exception by the Director of Human Resources.
All successful applicants must complete New Employee Orientation prior
to beginning work. All employees of Brevard Community College must
undergo fingerprinting for the purpose of conducting a criminal history
check. A $50 non-refundable fingerprint processing fee will be collected
by payroll deduction upon the beginning of employment.

CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES

Brevard Community College
Human Resources
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Telephone: (321) 433-7070
FAX: (321) 633-4565
Florida Relay: 1-800-955-8770
Email: resources@brevardcc.edu
Website: http://www.brevardcc.edu/hr/

Brevard Community College is committed to a policy of
non-discrimination/non-harassment in the provision of equal opportunity
and equal access in student services programs; student employment; and
faculty and staff employment and advancement without regard to age,
color, sex/sexual orientation, religion, national origin, race,
political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or physical or
mental disability.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our
web site at http://www.brevardcc.edu/hr to apply online. Contact Human
Resources at ext. 7070 if you need assistance completing the online
application.

Rachel K. Wentz, PhD, RPA
Regional Director
Florida Public Archaeology Network
1311 N. US Hwy 1, Bld 1-210
Titusville, FL 32796

 

5) Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network – Regional Center

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida seeks
a Director of the Tampa Regional Center of the Florida Public
Archaeology Network to begin Spring 2006. The position is full-time with
benefits, and will be physically located at the Museum of Science and
Industry, (MOSI) close to the USF campus.  The successful applicant will
have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to build
a new program in public archaeology that has both preservation planning
and educational components.  Responsibilities include supervising a
program assistant and an annual program budget, developing educational
programs, advising and assisting local governments and preservation
organizations, and coordinating local archaeological activities.  The
Center will provide a focal educational resource for interest groups or
the general public seeking knowledge about the archaeology and
prehistory of the greater Tampa Bay region and will function in an
advisory capacity for local governments or agencies that are developing
or implementing preservation ordinances or cultural resource management
practices on public lands.  This position is not a faculty line and will
not lead to a tenure-track position, although it is a continuing
position.  

Minimum qualifications include an M.A. in Anthropology or related field
at the time of appointment, and one year of experience in cultural
resource management and public archaeology. Preferred qualifications
include two or more years of experience in Florida archaeology, historic
preservation and public outreach; knowledge of local and state
archaeological and historical preservation regulations, and some
experience with public and educational programming. Salary: $50,000. For
more information about the FPAN, please see web site at
http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/ .

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names/contact
information for three references to: Ms. Debbie Roberson, Coordinator of
Administrative Services, Department of Anthropology, SOC 107, University
of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL, 33620. For more
information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Bird, Professor and Chair, at
ebird@cas.usf.edu, or 813 974 0802. The position will remain open until
filled; review of applications will begin March 16, 2006.

 

Updated 09/23/07