Archaeological Assistant

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

Position Summary

Provide support necessary to assist the Fort Polk Conservation
Branch in implementing curation guidelines of the ICRMP and 36 CFR 79. Conduct archaeological fieldwork and assist the Curation Specialist with the archaeological and heritage collections. This includes, but is not limited to, cleaning, sorting, processing and preparing artifacts and related documents for storage. The position will also involve archaeological fieldwork to include survey, testing, excavation site monitoring, etc. It may also involve participation in cultural resources related outreach programs such as Fort Polk Heritage Days activities.

Required Job Qualifications

Minimum qualification for this position is a BA or BS in Anthropology or Archaeology with three years of experience with curation tasks.

Ability and experience implementing techniques for accessioning collections, cataloging artifacts, and labeling and processing collections.

Ability to conduct field work in rugged terrain and weather extremes as needed. The successful candidate should have good fieldwork knowledge, as well as, capability to assist with any excavation, completing ARPA damage assessments, using a GPS, using a map/compass, and monitoring archaeological sites.

Ability to obtain appropriate training and certifications required to achieve all duties herein.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Knowledge of the archaeology of Louisiana or the southeast is strongly preferred.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Curatorial Assistance Duty/Responsibility

Lab Component (Assist with curation of artifacts and collections):
a) Accessioning and re-cataloguing collections;
b) Scanning and archiving archaeological project documents;
c) Assisting with the management of the heritage family collection;
d) Photographing artifacts;
e) Entry of artifact information into existing database.

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Archaeological Fieldwork Duty/Responsibility

Fieldwork Component (Assist with site monitoring, testing, excavation, protection):
a) Assisting field archaeologist in marking site boundaries;
b) Monitoring protected sites;
c) Assisting on pedestrian surveys of historic sites;
d) Other fieldwork initiatives as necessary.

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Program Support Duty/Responsibility

Other Duties as Assigned (Heritage Day activities, public outreach, grounds maintenance):
a) Participate in public outreach and education;
b) Conducting historical research as needed;
c) Contribute to the implementation of the ICRMP;
d) Assisting with grounds and equipment upkeep.

Percentage Of Time 10% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than August 20, 2017, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)

3 references within your application (contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License Search Contact Sabrina Broderick,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.