The Arkansas Archeological Survey is accepting applications for an Archeological Assistant, a full-time, benefits eligible position located on Petit Jean Mountain, near Morrilton, Arkansas. Duties of the Archaeological Assistant include: fieldwork (some requiring in-state travel), collections processing and data analysis, record keeping, supervising volunteers in the laboratory and the field, Research Station upkeep, and interaction with visitors and callers to the Station, all under the direction of the Research Station Archeologist. Opportunities exist for conducting independent research projects as appropriate.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Archeological field and lab experience in North America, east of the Rocky Mountains
  • Experience in working with archeological records and collections
  • Knowledge of basic office software applications
Applicable equivalencies may be considered.
Preferred qualifications:
  • M.A. in Anthropology/Archeology from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Experience in Southeastern archeology
  • Experience working with the public
  • Experience with the use of total station for mapping, and proficiency in using ArcGIS software
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position (KSAs):
  • Knowledge of the general practice of North American archeology
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications (MS Office, etc.) and field electronics (GPR, Total Stations, etc.)
  • Skill in basic archeological field and lab procedures
  • Ability to work with other staff, avocational archeologists, and the general public
  • Ability to work independently and meet internal deadlines
Salary Information:  $35,600
Close Date:  March 31, 2023
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Recruitment Contact Information:
Emily Beahm
Research Station Archeologist WRI

The Arkansas Archeological Survey is an independent unit of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.