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Archaeology Program Assistant - Seasonal

Maryland National Capital Park
Montgomery County, Maryland
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you love engaging with people in a fun, educational setting?
  • Are you an outdoors person?
  • Do you want to learn more about Montgomery County's history?

If this sounds like you, The Montgomery County Department of Parks Archaeology Program is the place you want to be! We are seeking a creative and energetic Archaeology Program Assistant to work with the Archaeology Program's Public Programs. The assistant will work with children and teens ages 6 - 15 and help run the Archaeology Summer Camp to ensure a smooth and safe operation. The position includes helping to develop interpretive material and staffing activities for public events.

The Archaeology Program oversees the stewardship and analysis of buried cultural resources within Montgomery County Park properties. The Archaeology Program strives to make the diverse history of Montgomery County's past accessible to all people, to disseminate the interpretation of archaeological resources through volunteer programing and public outreach.

The Archaeology Camps run from June 17 - August 9, 2024. Candidate would work two weeks prior and one week after camp sessions for a total of ten weeks. The schedule is Monday through Friday. The schedule for public interpretive event is as needed throughout the year.

Note: There will be no camp July 1 - 5, 2024.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in alldimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, ideology or status as a Veteran.

Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Examples of Important Duties

Supervision and Program Management Assistance
  • Supervise camp participants
  • Assist in the preparation of camp activities in advance making sure there are adequate supplies and equipment for program
  • Accompany and monitor campers on all field trips, maintaining order during activities, breaks, and meals, and ensure the safety of campers at all times.
  • Address discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers
  • Drive campers on field trips in a 15-passenger Montgomery Parks vehicle.

Confidential Record Management
  • Maintain confidential camp records
  • Assists in the maintenance of participant and camp paperwork

  • Assist and teach campers archaeological-related activities
  • Develop, teach, and assist campers with arts and craft projects and recreational activities

Important Skills and Characteristics
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Enjoys working with children and teenagers
  • Collaborative with a strong work ethic, creative thinking and great interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Proficient in up-to-date software (MS Office); ability to learn new software systems

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Interested in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field
  • Experience working in a camp preferred

Minimum Qualifications
  • Be at least 18 years
  • Enjoy an interest in archaeology and history
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills and be comfortable working with children ages 6 - 17, as well as adults
  • Possess a valid driver license and be willing to drive a 15-passenger van with campers
  • Have certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED (training classes available)
  • Must attend and complete M-NCPPC trainings (Driver Training, Youth Camp Safety Standards)

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information
  • This position is seasonal (part-time) and does not include benefits.
  • Complete background and Child Protective Services investigations will be completed prior to hire
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random controlled substance and alcohol testing.

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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