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Cultural Resources Manager (22798)

Agua Caliente Spa Resort & Casino
Barona Rancheria, California
Closing date
Jan 30, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Come work for the leading employer in the Coachella Valley. Agua Caliente offers a comprehensive benefit and compensation package that includes rich medical and dental benefits, a 401k plan with employer match, more than 3 weeks of paid time off per year for newly hired employees, and other great benefits like food and beverage discounts at our three casinos, fuel discounts, tuition and wellness reimbursement, plus much, more.

WHO ARE WE: The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with 32,000 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe currently owns and operates two 18-hole championship golf courses, 3 casinos located in Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and downtown Palm Springs, two world class spas, and a fuel station. For more information about the Tribe, visit


Under the Director of Historic Preservation, the Cultural Resources Manager's primary responsibilities include management and oversight of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) department-wide cultural information data systems to ensure the functionality of the database systems storing cultural resources information from THPO collections, projects, historical data, images, facilities, GIS, archaeological sites, historic properties and features, and other legally mandated information. The position requires a broad working knowledge of various database systems. Cultural Resources Manager is responsible for various cultural-related digital data capture and collections management systems for the THPO collections; archives; photo archives; geographic information systems (GIS) data for ancestral, sacred, and archaeological sites and historic properties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned)
  • Manage all THPO data bases.
  • Create maps in GIS and conduct spatial analysis to assess impacts to historic resources.
  • Process data collected in the field and train staff in Trimble and GPS field data collection.
  • Oversee preparation of artifacts, archives, and ephemera for curation.
  • Maintain all records according to current preservation standards.
  • Supervise and coordinate curation and NAGPRA staff.
  • Assist with research as needed.
  • Must work as a team player and assist the department in all other duties needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation or a related field.
  • Must be Proficient in ArcGIS Pro
  • Must be Proficient in data management of archaeological field, laboratory, reporting, research methods and curatorial practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal laws, state laws and regulations that govern historic preservation and environmental requirements, as well as demonstrated experience in carrying out tribal consultation and compliance activities under those regulationsincluding interpretation, analysis, and enforcement.
  • Experience as an archaeological data manager preferred
  • Experience as an archaeological curator preferred
  • Experience supervising employees preferred


Cultural Resource Analyst- Curation

Cultural Resource Analyst- NAGPRA

  • Cultural Resource Inventories, site records, maps, and artifacts
  • Visits to cultural sites

Signatory Ability



To perform this job successfully, the individual must work in both the office and field environments. The position requires physical activity and you must be physically fit. Other activities may include hikes of various durations, with packs/equipment for projects that are inaccessible by vehicle. Individuals will be required to walk/hike 8+ miles, climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces. Additionally the individual must be able to work long hours in outdoor weather conditions year-round, ranging from 32 degrees F. to 125 degrees F. and in direct sun, must be able to lift at least 50 lb. to waist level and be able to walk carrying the weight. Must be able to travel in and out of Palm Springs, California area.

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