Archaeological Data Specialist (Champaign IL)

10/07/2013 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Archaeological Data Specialist

Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

Position: Academic Hourly

Salary: $15 per hour / Hours per week negotiable, maximum of 40 hours per week

Availability: As soon as possible

Primary Function of Position: Entry-level position. Maintain and ensure the integrity and security of databases; review data to be entered into a database to ensure accuracy and integrity of data; design, develop, and maintain databases; develop means to access data via web and GIS.

Duties & Responsibilities: Develop online archaeological databases for users to access, download and display data from a variety of data formats and networks. Ensure quality and accessibility of archaeological data; support and maintain databases and access to databases via web interface and other applications

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Background in anthropology, the physical/natural sciences, or library science preferred; knowledge of web design/development; English language (spoken and written); ability to both work independently and as part of a small group; ability to manage time/multitask

Knowledge & Experience:
SQL databases management and operation (PostgreSQL or MS SQLServer)
Web design (html, other programming/scripting languages)
Midwestern archaeology/history (or other natural science) preferred
Experience in mixed Windows and Macintosh environment
Experience with FileMaker Pro
Part of a small diverse team
Effective communicator (both written and verbal) and problem solver

Organizational Chart: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Executive Director, PRI
Director, ISAS
GIS Coordinator
Archaeological Data Specialist

Environmental Demands: The work of this position takes place in an office setting. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time working at a computer, using a keyboard and mouse, and using repetitive hand motions.

Contact Information: Letters and resumes submitted electronically via email must include the applicant's last name as part of the file name. Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to:

Michael Farkas, GIS Coordinator
Illinois State Archaeological Survey

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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