Updated May 19, 2016
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is currently recruiting for a TERM Archeological Technician (GS-0102-07). This is a re-advertisement of a previous vacancy announcement. If you previously applied for this position under vacancy announcement IMDE-16-346, you will have to resubmit your application under this vacancy announcement.
Please click on the link to access the vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439244100
The Boise National Forest, Archeologist
The Boise National Forest will soon advertise a GS-193-09 archeologist position. This is a permanent full-time position located in the Supervisor’s Office Heritage Program. The duty station is located in Boise, Idaho.
The incumbent will assist the Forest Archaeologist and Assistant Forest Archeologist in the completion of a wide range of cultural resources management work across the Boise National Forest, with an emphasis on NHPA Section 106 compliance. Assigned duties in this capacity include:
• Responsibility for the inventory, evaluation, and advice on heritage and cultural resource management, including the determination of project effects on cultural resources and recommended mitigation.
• Organizing, supervising, reviewing, or directly performing inventory of project areas. Inventory includes existing data reviews, fieldwork, and the preparation of narrative reports, site records, maps, and other documents related to the discovery, protection, and mitigation of cultural resources. The incumbent should be familiar with GPS data collection and manipulation, and ArcGIS applications.
• Ensuring the quality and integrity of project inventories and reports.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please hit the “respond” button in the outreach database (external respondent website is located at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/). If you would like additional information about the position, contact Susie Osgood, Forest Archeologist, at 208-373-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field School Opportunities
Updated February 2, 2016
Montpelier Foundation Field School
The Montpelier Foundation’s upcoming archaeological field school and full-time, paid, internship program for current students and recent graduates, and newly added field school scholarship program for African American Students!
Archaeology Field School
We will be running two field schools this summer, focusing on the excavations of an enslaved duplex quarter and extant kitchen. Each field school lasts 4 weeks. Students have the option of taking the course through SUNY-Plattsburgh or James Madison University for credit with a $400 equipment and housing fee to Montpelier, or they can take the course for no-credit for a $600 fee. Tuition costs vary depending on the school you enroll with, but our partnership with SUNY allows for a low out-of-state rate, while students from Virginia can take advantage of the JMU in-state tuition. Students will learn the basics of stratigraphic excavation, lab work, and also training in public archaeology. We encourage recent graduates to apply. The dates of the field school run from May 16-June 10 and June 19-July 15.
Scholarship for African American Students
In our effort to further diversify the discipline, African American students are eligible to apply for our new scholarship program. This will waive the equipment and housing fee for credit or no-credit students. If taken for no-credit, this scholarship will make the 4-week field school free of charge with housing included. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the paid internship program following the field school, making this one of the most affordable field schools available for African American students.
Paid Internship Program
Individuals who attend the field school are also eligible to apply for our summer and year long internship program. Internships are full time, paid, and include free housing. To become an intern, candidates must take the Montpelier Field School, which is used to evaluate their candidacy. Student interns can stay for the remainder of the summer, while recent graduates can stay for an extended internship of up to a year. Recent graduates are also eligible for full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Interns receive full training with our staff on stratigraphic excavation, work on our week long Public Archaeology Expedition Programs, cataloguing and artifact identification, and have opportunities to pursue individual research opportunities, present at conferences, and build a professional CV. Long-term interns typically stay for 6-9 months. This is a really great opportunity for recent graduates to build professional experience before entering the job market or applying to graduate school.
ASA Restoration Project; Egypt (KMT)
Be a part of the history being unearthed at Karakhamun's tomb! The Asa Restoration Project is currently excavating Karakhamun's tomb and expects that future excavations will yield many more exciting and unexpected discoveries. Conservators are currently restoring the tombs of Karabasken and Irtieru and hopes to open them to the public in the near future.
Checkout the site for more details: http://www.asarestorationproject.com/support-asa.php