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Assistant Coordinator, Northeast Information Center under the CSU, Chico Department of Anthropology 

Chico, CA

DEPARTMENT: The Northeast Information Center (NEIC) is one of nine Information Centers in California that are part of the California Historical Resources Information System and work in close coordination with the State Office of Historic Preservation. The NEIC archives and maintains an inventory of archaeological and historical records and reports for an 11-county area in the North State and maps the locations of those resources and reports on USGS topographic maps and in a Geographic Information System (GIS). The NEIC also performs research for clients on a fee-for-service basis and is open to qualified consultants and other researchers on an appointment-only basis. In addition, the NEIC promotes education regarding and protection for cultural resources by working with the local and regional communities, Native American tribes, historical groups, and others in this effort. The NEIC operates under the auspices of the CSU, Chico Department of Anthropology and the CSU, Chico Research Foundation.

COMPENSATION: Starting pay range is $18.00 - $22.00, depending on experience

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the NEIC Coordinator, the Assistant Coordinator’s responsibilities include conducting and/or overseeing timely record searches and project reviews; processing incoming resource records and reports; and entering information into the CHRIS GIS and database program. The Assistant Coordinator will oversee billing and accounting functions for the NEIC. Additionally, because of the need for expertise in GIS and related database programs, preference will be given to an individual with working knowledge of ArcGIS and Microsoft Access as well as the ability to manage the NEIC GIS files and troubleshoot computer problems. The Assistant Coordinator may also attend or assist with organizing workshops or conferences on behalf of cultural resources in Northern California.


Education: B.A. or M.A. in Anthropology, History, Geography or a closely related field.

Experience: Field, laboratory, and/or office experience in archaeology and/or cultural resources management. Preference given to those who have completed an Internship or have had work experience at one of the California Information Centers. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Access (accounting, spreadsheet, and database programs) and ArcGIS preferred.

BENEFITS: Benefits include employer paid life insurance ($50,000) and long-term disability; options for health, dental and vision insurance; FSA; 14 paid holidays including 1 personal holiday; vacation accrual (up to 24 days/year); sick leave accrual (12 days/year); employer contributions to your 403(b) retirement plan (up to 8% based on years of service).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Application and announcement can be located on our website. In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following:

  • CSU, Chico Research Foundation application (located on our website)

  • Cover letter

  • Current resume

  • Three professional references

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Application review begins April 29, 2019. Applications received after April 28, 2019 may not be considered. Applications can be submitted:

BY MAIL: CSU, Chico Research Foundation 25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

IN PERSON: CSU, Chico Research Foundation 25 Main Street, 2nd Floor suite 206 Chico, CA


BY FAX: (530) 898-3391

For questions, please contact the Research Foundation Human Resources office:
BY PHONE: (530) 898-6811 or VISIT OUR WEBSITE:


Chief Curator
(Historian/Archaeologist & Preservation Manager)

Richmond, VA

DHR is seeking a self-motivated professional to manage its archaeological collections for maximum long-term care and accessibility for research, interpretation, public education, and exhibit. The position offers a career opportunity for an individual with exceptional research and analytical skills to oversee a comprehensive statewide program. Duties: to oversee col- lections care and management, conservation and exhibit development and execution; to develop and implement education and outreach programs in a variety of media to enhance all related agency objectives; to partner with various organizations and groups on joint educational programs; to track loans, ownership, and locations of collections; to organize workshops; to make presentations and participate on committees; to manage, mentor and inspire staff, interns and volunteers; and to achieve the goals of the division and the agency. Additional duties may be assigned.

Applicants must meet the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Archaeology through an advanced degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, or related science. Comprehensive knowledge of the historic and prehistoric archaeology of Virginia and/or the Mid-Atlantic Region; of archaeological research, excavation, laboratory analysis, conservation, museum procedures, and information management systems with emphasis on electronic management of data; of prehistoric and historic period artifacts; background in curation management, philosophy, and practices related to collection care, conservation, and curation; and knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines as well as knowledge of curation best practices. Demonstrated experience in museum practices, archaeological research, collections and laboratory management; general historic preservation concepts and programs and the ability to relate archaeology and cultural resourcemanagement to the agency’s larger historic preservation mission; and general museum education and exhibit program and design and the ability to develop and carry out archaeology and preservation-based environmental education programs. Strong organizational planning, problem-solving, and collaboration skills are a must. Strong writing and communications skills, and the ability to work effectively with other organizations and diverse audiences. Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office. Progressive professional experience managing related program areas (collections, conservation, information management). The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of employment. Limited teleworking may be possible; approval is at the discretion of the supervisor only after the employee has successfully worked for the agency of a time no less than 6 months. A valid driver license is required.

To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system by FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019, at


Garcia and Associates (GANDA)

Senior Archaeologists

Job Summary

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) seeks Senior Archaeologists to help oversee technical studies and related project permitting for public, private, and state clients. The individual will assist in business development, project management, and mentoring staff. The individual could report to our San Rafael, Oakland or Concord offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Marketing; proposal development; client coordination; regulatory and tribal consultation; development and implementation of research designs, work plans, agreement documents, and schedules; fieldwork; and analysis and reporting.

  • Work closely with other archaeologists, biologists, and planners.

  • Direct and mentor staff.

  • Provide enthusiasm and commitment to client service and technical excellence.

  • Successful candidates will be familiar with working within a fast-paced consulting environment and help to develop effective solutions to both expected and unexpected project challenges.

  • Candidates specializing in goearchaeology, architectural history, or human/non-human osteology are encouraged to apply.

  • Candidates who currently live in the North Bay, San Francisco and East Bay are preferred.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Anthropology or closely related field (must meet Secretary of the Interior's guidelines in archaeology or architectural history).

  • Five or more years of progressive experience supervising cultural resources projects in the California.

  • Experience in successful coordination and report approval with state and federal agencies.  

  • Ability to be listed on BLM State-wide permit as a Principal Investigator or Field Director.  

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and management skills.

  • Experience with state and federal agency and tribal consultation, and an excellent reputation within the professional and regulatory communities.

  • The ability to work closely with clients, engineers and other technical specialists as part of a larger combined project team.

  • Familiarity with digital field technology (GPS, total station, etc.) and GIS applications and software.

  • Technical report and proposal writing experience.

About Garcia and Associates

We value the diversity of our employees and the creativity they bring to projects from their broad perspectives and experiences. We offer a collaborative work environment and a compensation package that includes competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Garcia and Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GANDA is committed to a safe work environment. We each have a responsibility to meet this commitment by following GANDA’s safety and HR procedures, as well as applicable laws designed to promote workplace safety.

To Apply
Send a letter of interest with employment qualifications and a resume to:


Archaeology Program at the University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Perform research in area of responsibility and develop a comprehensive regional prehistoric context and research design for the Guernsey area, which includes the Wyoming Military's Joint training Area at Camp Guernsey, Platte County, Wyoming. The location of this position is noted as Laramie with occasional travel required to and from Guernsey, WY and Platte County.

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to work a temporary competitively paid field position as a member of the regular Guernsey archaeological crew within the research area, prior to initiating the Post-Doc appointment, in order to familiarize themselves with the unique environs and conditions of the project area. Expected workweek is 40 hours, with weekends off.

Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand with an emphasis in archaeology prior to post-doctoral research start date.
Experience researching prehistory in North America. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent writing skills
Quantitative analyses experience
Lithic analysis experience including source analyses techniques

Fieldwork leadership experience in the western United States.
Statistical and analytical skills.
Spacial analyses in G.I.S.
Develop/adapt new technologies/methodologies for archaeological research.
Good database development, management, and manipulation skills.
Knowledge of the geography of the intermountain, plains, and Rocky Mountain regions. Familiarity with historical and archaeological cultural sequences in the Northwestern Plains and surrounding areas.

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four references - two work related and two academic. Also please include a research writing example.

Apply through the University of Wyoming Job Listings webpage ( for - Post Doc Res Assoc,
Job No. 19001323, Anthropology.

Application period will close May 24, 2019


Field School Opportunities




The Archaeology Field School and Internship at James Madison’s Montpelier

The Montpelier Archaeology Field School recently came in 2nd place in the SHA Diversity Field School Competition, and makes a concerted effort to encourage the participation of African American students in our program through the field school and internship program.

The Field School runs from May 29-June 29, 2018, and focuses on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier Plantation, with a particular focus on the lives of the African Americans who were enslaved on the property. Students can take the field school for credit through James Madison University or SUNY-Plattsburgh with an additional $400 fee to Montpelier, or enroll for no-credit for $650 Montpelier Fee, which includes housing and equipment. African American students can apply for the field school scholarship, which waives the Montpelier related fee - this means students and recent graduates can attend the field school for no cost.

Recent graduates who take the archaeology field school can also apply for the Montpelier Archaeology Internship Program. This program accepts five recent graduates to work as part of the Montpelier staff. Participants are paid and receive full benefits, including health insurance, sick, and vacation time. Housing is also included. The internship lasts from the end of field school until April 30, 2019, and interns receive training in field and lab methods, public archaeology, working with descendant communities, and gain professional experience working in archaeology and at a museum. They also work on a research project, presenting at the Mid Atlantic Archaeological Conference. This is an excellent stepping stone for young archaeologists looking to break into the archaeological discipline: many of our former interns are working professionally in the field or attending graduate school!

To learn more about our programs, please visit or email us at



University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico

Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2018 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School!  Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change. 

Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools.  Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record.  

Funding is available for qualified undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program.  Applications are due March 5; for more information, see or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at



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