Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Institute for American Indian Studies Staff!

 

Research and Collections 6LF-70 Cataloguing and Research Associate

The 6LF-70, Metichawon, site, locally known as “Lover’s Leap” represents one of the one of the longest and most heavily occupied Native American Sites (12,000-300 years ago) in New England. The Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) is seeking a Research and Collections Associate to assist with the cataloging, organization, and analysis of the IAIS’ collections from the 6LF-70 Site. This position will report to the Assistant Executive Director and the Museum and Research Assistant. This position requires some working knowledge of archaeological materials and identification but will offer experience working in a research museum setting.

Responsibilities:
Analysis of archaeological materials related to the 6LF-70 Site.
Cataloguing, housing/rehousing artifacts and associated materials.
Work with volunteers and interns as needed.
Assist with ongoing data enhancement and research.
Assemble and digitize reports, photos, and analog material, compile materials into digital site files.

 Qualifications:
Knowledge of Northeastern prehistoric archaeological material identification.
Knowledge of  best practices for the preservation and care of archaeological materials
Strong organizational and decision making abilities.
Ability to work as part of a team or with limited supervision.
Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly within the context of archaeological field reports.
Ability to work as part of a team or individually.
Good sense of humor

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, archaeology or related field preferred.
Knowledge of PastPerfect 5 Museum Software preferred but not required.
This is a part-time temporary position 16-20 hours per week.Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to [email protected]