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Archaeology Technician - Seasonal

Maryland National Capital Park
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type

The M-NCPPC Archaeology Office of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD) is seeking energetic and reliable part-time Archaeological Technicians to assist with fieldwork, collections, and public education/outreach.

The Archaeology Office is a county-wide unit responsible for preserving, studying, and interpreting the archaeological resources of Prince George's County within M-NCPPC property. The office exists to inspire stewardship of our cultural resources by providing unique opportunities to experience a tangible connection to our shared past through the science of archaeology.

The successful candidate will be expected to uphold the M-NCPPC's Natural and Historic Resources Division's four strategic pillars:

Pillar 1: Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity

Pillar 2: Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism

Pillar 3: Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging

Pillar 4: Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

Examples of Important Duties
  • Field responsibilities occur on M-NCPPC properties within Prince George's County and include research-based excavations assisted by volunteers and students, compliance-related survey and monitoring, and assistance writing field reports.
  • Archaeology collections responsibilities include assisting with maintaining state curation standards and database maintenance (i.e. processing artifacts, cataloging, loans/acquisitions, digitizing, conducting archaeological/historical research).
  • Training volunteers/students on field methods and collection procedures.
  • Public education and outreach are conducted in a variety of settings throughout the year and include leading culture resource tours on M-NCPPC property (i.e. archaeology hikes or kayaks), scheduling and creating programs, assisting with volunteer coordination, writing social media posts, and assisting with marketing (i.e. mass emailing, basic graphic design).
  • Providing support for ongoing Archaeology Office initiatives and administrative help.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field; experience working in the Middle Atlantic region; and the completion of an archaeological field school or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse audience.
  • Applicants will be required to work outdoors in various conditions and lift 40lbs. of equipment.
  • Familiarity with historical and pre-contact material culture and prior experience with artifact analysis is preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including Saturdays and Sundays, as needed, and have access to personal transportation.

Supplemental Information

May be subject to medical, drug and alcohol testing.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

Applicants with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please notify the Recruitment & Selections Services Unit at the time of applications at or 301-454-1411 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1)

M-NCPPC will make all efforts to reasonably accommodate you.

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