The Archaeological Institute of America has just launched a new Career Services section of their website, that includes a place to search open positions and post resumes: http://careers.archaeological.org/
Petrified Forest National Park will host an archaeological student
internship from May 28-August 3, 2013!
The park is in the process of doubling in size as a result of a recent
boundary expansion and internship positions will focus on
archaeological survey and mapping of newly acquired lands. Students
will work directly with park archaeologists to learn survey and
recording skills, site mapping, as well as artifact identification.
The archaeological record of Petrified Forest encompasses materials
from the Paleoindian through Historic periods. A significant Ancestral
Pueblo occupation within the park includes sites that range in size
from hamlets to the equivalent of small towns. The park’s incredible
diversity includes: some of the earliest ceramics on the Colorado
Plateau; unparalleled rock art sites; major prehistoric trade and
migration routes; early stagecoach lines and railroads; and a section
of route 66. This is a unique opportunity with a vast array of
research and training opportunities.
We are looking for excited, motivated students, who have attended an
archaeological field school or have equivalent levels of experience.
Housing in the park will be provided as well as a $150 weekly stipend.
Please provide a letter of interest, a copy of your CV, and the
contact information for three references by April 19, 2013 to:
The Cottonwood Gulch Foundation sponsors educational wilderness expeditions and outdoor programs in the American Southwest that promote personal growth, scientific, historic, and cultural discovery as well as a knowledgeable environmental ethic among all those who participate.
The Archaeologist is a member of the Base Camp staff and lives full time through the summer season at Cottonwood Gulch, our base camp and nature preserve near Thoreau, NM.
The Archaeology Program – Main Duties
The Archaeologist directs the Foundation’s archaeology program from the Museum and the Arch Field Lab at Cottonwood Gulch’s base camp. The program is centered on each Trekker completing or contributing to a hands-on project and learning the skills, introductory knowledge base, and sensibilities of Southwestern archaeology in the process.
The Archaeologist will also be called on to lead interpretive hikes, or archaeology field trips, on Gulch property and in the surrounding areas. Chaco Canyon, Chaco outlier sites in the Las Tuces valley, Bandelier, and El Morro are all potential sites to visit. These may or may not include overnight camping trips away from base camp, based on the archaeologist’s interest and the program’s needs. The archaeologist has a unique opportunity to inspire students toward this field of study.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD GO TO; www.cottonwoodgulch.org for more information and to obtain an application. Applications will be reviewed starting in February but the position will remain open until the position is filled.