• 01/28/2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Museum Society is looking for a Digital Manager to join the ISM team in the ongoing implementation and transfer of collections data to a new digital assets management system (DAMS). This system will serve the diverse needs of collection management staff as well as support digital assets from the Illinois Legacy Collection (ILC) of 13.5 million objects. The ILC includes cultural objects, artifacts, and art related to the history of the state of Illinois with extensive collection holdings in the fields of Anthropology, Art, Botany, Geology, History, Library Science, Paleontology, and Zoology. The Digital Asset Manager must possess research skills and substantial research experience and knowledge in the fields of anthropology and ethnography. 

    The Museum Society will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled.

    For more information:

  • 12/28/2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dickson Mounds Museum is looking for a Curator of Anthropology- deadline is January 22, 2021. Please share with colleagues who might be interested.

    DM Curator position 2021.pdf

  • 10/13/2020 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has an opening in its Historic Preservation Section for an Archaeologist. Our ideal candidate is someone who meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for conducting archaeological investigations, and has demonstrated the ability to:

    • Perform/juggle varied & complex historic preservation studies to identify historic properties
    • Assess and document the effects of an undertaking upon historic properties
    • Successfully communicate with Federal & State agencies, tribes, communities, and the public
    • Develop measures to mitigate adverse effects to these properties in compliance with federal laws and regulations.

     Information about the position (Historic Preservation Specialist Series) and how to apply is at

    Application deadline is October 27, 2020.


  • 08/19/2020 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS)Prairie Research Institute (PRI), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Architectural Historian to conduct historical research on architectural resources (standing buildings and architectural remains encountered during archaeological investigations) for ISAS and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The successful candidate will be required to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A), and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420). This position is based in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, go to:

  • 08/01/2020 6:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Historic Preservation (HP) section is looking for a GIS specialist.

    The HP section consists of 13 archaeologists and architectural historians and is based in the Central Office in Jefferson City.  The GIS specialist will assist the HP section to ensure MoDOT’s compliance with historic preservation regulations, specifically Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

    Examples of work that include use of ArcGIS software:

    • inventories and mapping of cultural resources
    • identification and evaluation of historic properties
    • mitigating adverse effects upon historic properties
    • geo-referencing historic maps
    • creating maps for documents
    • producing story maps
    • developing innovative ways to use GIS technology to expand the availability of the recovered data to consulting parties, the general public and professionals

    The GIS Specialist job posting is in the Central Office Section and instructions on how to apply are at

  • 07/09/2020 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois Archaeological Survey is advertising for a Senior Research Archaeologist for the American Bottom Field Station- deadline is July 29, 2020. For more information:

    ABFS AS-SR SRA Long Ad 7.9.20.pdf

  • 07/05/2020 10:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Applied Anthropology Laboratories at Ball State is advertising for a Project Archaeologist. Deadline July 25 2020. For more information:

  • 04/08/2020 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline 4/21/20 - Performs duties as a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program lead and liaison in the collections management program of the Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections (MCX CMAC). To apply you must sign up for an account to USAJobs. For more information:

  • 03/19/2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As announced in February (through an email by April Sievert), the newly formed IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is offering a summer fellowship for Native American students.

    The extraordinary reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to cause disruption to daily life. To allow as many as possible the opportunity to apply, the IUMAA is extending the application deadline to April 3. Please review the attached document which outlines submission guidelines and distribute to your students, staff, faculty and/or colleagues as appropriate.

    IUMAAFelllowshipExtended Deadline.pdf

  • 03/17/2020 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oregon DOT is recruiting for an archaeologist/tribal liaison to support Region 2 project delivery. If you’d like to join the team or just learn more, please follow the link:

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