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Public Archaeology Coordinator

Florida Atlantic University
Davie, Florida
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Sep 23, 2021

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Position Summary:
DFS College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.
Position Summary:
The Department of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking a Public Archaeology Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Southwest Region.
The Public Archaeology Coordinator raises awareness and a sense of stewardship for archaeological resources. The Coordinator is responsible for organizing public outreach and education, as well as developing opportunities and strategies for engaging diverse publics on archaeological issues. This requires extensive travel within the region of Glades, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte, and Lee Counties (may assist in other counties and regions as needed). In addition, the Coordinator will cultivate collaborative relationships with and assist state and local governments and the Florida Division of Historical Resources within the region.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology. FPAN is committed to meeting the needs of all citizens of the State of Florida. FPAN's Southeast region has been hosted by FAU since 2006.For more information please visit:
Summary of Responsibilities Include:
- Assisting the Regional Center's Director with public relations, the development and management of outreach programs, and the establishment of collaborative relationships in Southwest Florida, which encompasses Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties.
- Creating media content, virtual and in person programming for K-12th grade children.
- Creating media content, virtual and in person programming for adults.
- Instructing workshops.
- Developing new programs, conducting archaeological field and lab work with various regional partners.
- Assisting local partners with interpretation of archaeological information (e.g. signage at a state park).
- Serving on organizing committees for conferences and events within the region
- Conduct outreach and education activities for a broad cross-section of Southwest Florida's population
- Assist the Southeast Public Archaeology Coordinator and Southeast/Southwest Regional Director as needed
- Create written and video content to further FPAN's mission.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Science Communication, or related field; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Science Communication, or related field and two years of appropriate experience required.PhD (in a related area) or Master's degree preferred.Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are required.Must be extremely self-motivated and capable of developing projects and leading them through to completion, but flexible to work with partners with various degrees of funding and technical capacity. Ability to work remotely. This is a home office based position; however, employee must reside within or a reasonable commuting distance of FAU's Davie campus and assigned region (Glades, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte, and Lee Counties). Ability to travel locally to meetings and events (3-5 days per week), to FAU's Davie campus (approximately 2 times per month); and overnight (approximately 2-5 days a month). A vehicle for work travel will be provided. Availability to work evenings (approximately 1-2 per week) and weekends (approximately 2 per month).A valid driver's license is required.Ability to conduct fieldwork in South Florida-this includes working in temperatures regularly above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and carrying 50lbs or more of equipment.Fluency in Spanish or Creole (ideally native-speaker) is preferred. Applicants who can demonstrate experience working in diversity and inclusion are preferred.Experience working with or in government policy at the local, state, or federal level is preferred.Technical capacity for one or more of the following: videography, GIS, scientific diving, coastal restoration, photogrammetry, drone pilot, or similar is preferred.
$43,000 - $47,000
College or Department:
College of Arts and Letters
Work Days and Hours:
40- hour work week, to include possible evenings & weekends.
Application Deadline:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment. Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2022. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.
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