• 02/05/2019 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apply online

    Applications due by February 20, 2019 --

    "Under direction of the Division Manager of Historic Sites, manages all phases of the operations of the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site which has an annual visitor rate of over 400,000; acts as full-line supervisor over site staff (13 full-time staff members and volunteer support staff of more than 225) engaged in site maintenance, security, interpretive and other site program activities; supervises and participate in the preparation of sites operation and financial records and reports; prepares and monitors permanent and capital improvement projects and develops work plans; conducts research and implements interpretive programs for visitors and guests; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with interest groups, individuals and other government representatives; implements media information with agency personnel and represents agency as speaker at civic organizations or public event; plans, coordinates and implements site activities and develops programs related to site; manages and care for site collections, artifacts and equipment."

  • 01/11/2019 6:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Missouri State Parks has two archaeologist positions open. See links below for description and application information. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

    To apply visit:

  • 01/08/2019 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beloit College seeks a Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art to begin July, 2019. The Director is responsible for the administration of the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art and for working with faculty and museum staff to develop exhibits, programs, policies and plans, grant proposals, and manage resources. The Director supervises a small professional staff and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. This is an twelve-month, full-time, administrative position with an adjunct faculty appointment in a relevant department.

    Click here for the full job announcement and application procedures.

  • 08/30/2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Veteran's Curation Program - part of the Army Corps of Engineers- is hiring veterans to help rehabilitate archaeological collections. Please help spread the word

  • 08/15/2018 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chippewa National Forest will soon be seeking a candidate for a temporary (not-to-exceed one year) Archaeologist (GS-0913-9) position in Cass Lake, Minnesota. The Chippewa National Forest is located in the Mississippi River Headwaters Region and has a dynamic cultural history spanning the past 10,000 years. The selected individual will assist the Forest Archaeologist (me) with the management of heritage resources on the Forest.

    Respondents will be sent vacancy announcement information when it becomes available. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. If you are interested, please respond to this outreach by close of business on August 31, 2018.

    Please share widely!

    Also, monitor for this vacancy.

  • 06/20/2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum seeks a dynamic leader and researcher with museum experience to serve as Director of its Integrative Research Center and Full Curator.  The Field Museum is one of the world's leading natural history museums with globally important research in Natural History, including Anthropology, Botany, Geology, and Zoology.

    The Museum's Integrative Research Center (IRC) is comprised of the curatorial staff, and the Museum's interdisciplinary laboratory facilities including the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, an Elemental Analysis Facility, a Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab, and Fossil Preparation Facilities and associated staff.  The Director of the Integrative Research Center will report to the Vice President of Science and Education. For more information, go to:

  • 04/24/2018 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is accepting applications for Site Interpretive Coordinator. The job description and application procedures are listed here and can also be found at

    Applications should be received by May 4, 2018.

  • 04/16/2018 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum is looking for a Repatriation Specialist. Details about the position and how to apply can be found online here:

  • 03/23/2018 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Historic Materials Analyst
    Central Offices
    Illinois State Archaeological Survey

    Prairie Research Institute
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Historic Materials Analyst for its Central Offices, located in Champaign, Illinois. This individual will conduct analysis of historic materials from archaeological sites including all aspects of historic sample collection, identification, analysis, archaeological interpretation, and curation.

    Associated duties will include the identification and recordation of American and European material remains from archaeological sites, including the quantification of results and preparation of appropriate tables, analysis and interpretation of the archaeological significance of the historic material remains, and the preparation of historic material analysis reports as appropriate.  Work collaboratively in devising and maintaining a standard historic material classification-recording scheme, as well as collaborate with specific researchers in adjusting the scheme to suit their needs. Complete short reports on historic materials, covering all aspects of material culture, feature analysis, site stratigraphy, interpretation, and site significance for sites that do not require formal reports.  Execute holistic spatial analysis incorporating vertical and horizontal distribution of diagnostic historic material artifacts, material and feature clustering, soil deposition and erosion, feature super-positioning, and intra-site artifact mends to delineate site cultural components.  Maintain electronic and handwritten historic material laboratory databases, including but not limited to a historic material lab project-tracking database, a material comparative collection database, an artifact type comparative collection database, and individual site assemblage historic material analysis data.  Perform reviews of the material assemblages and offer recommendations for all of the historic sites encountered during the surveys conducted by the Central Illinois Field Station (CIFS).  This review includes checking material identifications, assigning date range estimates for the site components, checking site locations against historic maps and other resources, and make recommendations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility.  Track samples through the analytic process by inventorying the movement of samples through the laboratory, maintaining electronic logs of individual site samples, and ensuring the analyzed samples are curated properly. Analyst coordinates with archaeological assistants to maintain and develop the Surveys historic material comparative collection and relevant reference material in order to facilitate specimen identification and interpretation, within the larger context of historic cultural manifestations recognized in the Eastern United States. Participates in Survey outreach activities for the general public, avocational societies, and school groups and records and maintains artifact data collected from avocational collectors.  Acts as liaison, as appropriate, with other historic material specialists in the region.  Participates in regional conferences and organizations; prepares presentations and articles on research activities and interests.

    The successful candidate should have a B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related field, plus 3 years’ experience in conducting historic material investigations and analysis of historic sites in the Eastern United States cultural area.  Detailed familiarity with the historical resources of Illinois, temporal and culturally diagnostic historic materials, and production technology and history.  Demonstrated ability to complete historic material projects and reports in a timely and competent manner.  Basic familiarity with all classes of material culture, feature types and functions, and site formation processes is also required. Basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic and database programs.

    This is a full-time Academic Professional position. Salary is negotiable based on experience.  Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    All candidates must complete an online profile which can be found at <>.  Please upload a cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system.  To ensure full consideration your application and supporting documents must be submitted through this online system, and received by April 4, 2018.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Ms. Janice Pankey, <>.  Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Dr. Robert McCullough, <>.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

  • 03/09/2018 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Field Museum plans to open a new permanent exhibition on Native North America that will draw on the comprehensive North American collections at the Museum. It will directly incorporate the voices of Native Americans through collaboration and will highlight the cultural and historical experiences of diverse communities of Native Americans. By providing a broader socio-historical context, the exhibition will illustrate diverse cultural traditions, practices, and histories of the first peoples of North America as well as provide access to contemporary issues and creativity within Native communities.

    As part of this exhibition, the Museum will hire one Assistant Collections Manager and two Collections Assistants. These are full-time (35-hours per week), term positions that will run until June 2021. The individuals in these positions will participate in the deinstallation of the current Native North American exhibition hall as well as in the development and preparation of the new exhibition. They will work closely with Anthropology collections and conservation staff to assist with object housing, photography, movement and tracking, as well as data management. They will assist with research and cultural heritage visits, tours, and special events related to the exhibition. Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Native American heritage. The deadline for application is being extended to April 6, 2018.

    Further details about these collections positions and related conservation positions as well as how to apply can be found online:

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