• 12/06/2021 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NAPGRA assistant will be responsible for conducting a full review of the collection objects and accession group potentially connected to Native American tribes and subject to the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As part of this review, they will conduct collections-based research including archival research, close examination of objects, and consultation with academic and community experts. They will produce detailed reports for their research and identify which objects or collections require further consultation to determine cultural affiliation. The NAGPRA assistant will use this review to assess the museum’s history of communications with Tribes and will be responsible for reaching out to Tribal representatives to reopen or initiate consultations as needed. Working with the museum director, they will draft updated or new NAGPRA summaries, respond to requisitions for additional information, provide images or videos of collections, and assist with in-person collection visits as needed. The NAGPRA assistant may also assist with review of repatriation requests and drafting of Notice of Intent to Repatriate.

    Successful applicants must demonstrate knowledge of NAGPRA regulations and have experience working in museum collections. Experience investigating museum collection histories and addressing NAGPRA compliance issues preferred. Applicants will be assessed by their ability to manage projects, demonstration of skills conducting collection-based research, ability to work with databases and efficiently and accurately manage data, and demonstration of ability to communicate clearly through writing. Applicants are expected to demonstrate academic integrity and comply with professional ethical guidelines. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience working with contemporary Native American tribes and who demonstrate an understanding of the history and ongoing legacy of the relation between museums and Native American communities. For more information:

  • 11/11/2021 4:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISAS is seeking a Senior Scientific Specialist, Archaeological Collections to assist in the management, inventory, documentation, and care of archaeological collections.

    Position will be based in Champaign, Illinois. The application deadline is December 3, 2021. See the job posting for details.

  • 10/26/2021 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISAS is seeking a Research Archaeologist (up to 4, depending on applicant pool and programmatic need) to conduct and supervise field archaeological investigations and analysis projects.  Position will be based in Elgin, Illinois. Applications must be received by November 17, 2021. See the position announcement to apply.

  • 10/13/2021 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is seeking a Historic Resources Analyst to conduct research and analysis of historic resources. Position will be based in either Springfield or Jacksonville, Illinois. The application deadline is Nov. 4, 2021. See the job announcement for details.

  • 10/06/2021 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISAS is seeking a Research Archaeologist to conduct and supervise field archaeological investigations and analysis projects.  Position will be based in either Jacksonville or Macomb, Illinois. For more information:

  • 09/17/2021 7:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Field Station Coordinator to lead field station research projects and coordinate with ISAS headquarters staff and contracting agency personnel. The position is based in Urbana, Illinois. The application deadline is October 25, 2021. See the ISAS website for the job posting.

  • 09/01/2021 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    James Madison's Montpelier is hiring a Lab Manager for a 9 month term with the possibility of extension. We're particularly interested in candidates that have some experience with iron conservation, as we excavated a blacksmith shop and farrier site this year.;!!DZ3fjg!pcVO6L6n00mWBS4VOM2wDuNppRAOlADnMmlwrB3Wsbu4kpBhTGk0gXbSC2DZ_HU$

    Feel free to contact MARY FURLONG MINKOFF directly at if you have any questions.

  • 08/18/2021 4:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An archaeologist position is open for the Midwest Archaeological Center, NPS located in Lincoln Nebraska. For more information:

  • 08/16/2021 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is hiring GS-5, 6 and 7 Arch Techs in both Rhinelander, WI and Washburn, WI. The positions open today (8/16/2021) and close next Monday (8/23/2021) in USA Jobs. The positions will start late April and run until the end of field season.

    Please contact Kolleen Kralick, PhD, Heritage Program Manager with any questions:


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