Please join us for our next event on Thursday, April 4th at 6pm at Columbia University (Schermerhorn Extension Room 954). Lynn Rakos of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Kelly Britt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be speaking about their work in archaeology in the public sector. This will be a great opportunity to learn about their fascinating work and about the variety of job options for archaeologists with the federal government.
When most people think of archaeological employment opportunities, they think of jobs within the academic, museum and cultural resource management worlds, however, what is sometimes overlooked are the many archaeological positions in the public sector with federal, state and local governments. The majority of people holding these jobs work directly with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and work as stewards of our nation’s heritage through compliance with this law. This talk will be presented by two archaeologists working in the New York City area for agencies of the federal government: Lynn Rakos with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Dr. Kelly Britt with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Come hear what it means to be an archaeologist employed in the public sector and learn about the varied projects undertaken by archaeologists within these two agencies.