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Seasonal Archaeology Field and Lab Assistant

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast paced environment.


Under the general supervision of the Archaeology Department Head/Field Director, the Archaeology Field and Lab Assistant is responsible for the supervision of field school students for the 2016 Museum field school program.  The term is for eight weeks, beginning on June 13, 2016

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the general supervision of field school students.
  • Assists the Field Director in instructing students in the basic methods of field excavation and data recording.
  • Responsible for analyzing archaeological materials and assisting the Archaeology Department Head with the compilation of the annual field report.
  • Performs all duties according to established museum operating, safety, and environmental and quality policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Archaeology Department Head or management as required.


  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in Archaeology or related field; with two or more years of experience and/or training in Archaeology; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Archaeology field and lab processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills


Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History

One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 16A04

Posting Date: February 9, 2016

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History



OHC Seeking Curation Assistant

The Ohio History Connection is seeking a Curation Assistant in its Museum & Library Services Division on a one year contract with the possibility of extension.
This position assists Archaeology Staff with various field work projects at Ohio History Connection sites. Examples of responsibilities include:
• Conducting Phase I-III archaeological field work at Ohio History Connection sites.
• Performing artifact processing and cataloging.
• Contributing to the preparation of technical reports of the results of Phase I-III archaeological investigations.
Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, although a Master's degree would be preferred, and have field and lab work experience in a CRM setting and excellent writing skills.

Thorough knowledge of archaeological field methods, knowledge of and experience with artifact identification, intermediate mathematical skills, computer skills, proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Access are desired.

In-State, overnight travel will be necessary.

For more information or to complete an online application go to: Or contact the Ohio History Connection Human Resource Office at:

800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614.297.2293
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The Ohio History Connection is an equal opportunity employer. The Ohio History Connection does not discriminate in its employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, and veteran status, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.

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Tenure Track Position at the University of Toledo

Tenure Track Position at the University of Toledo

The University of Toledo's Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology to begin August 18, 2014. Applicants should be broadly trained (four-field) archaeologists, with research specialty in the Archaeology of North America. Must be able to teach Introductory courses in archaeology and physical/biological anthropology, archaeological field methods as well as courses in area of specialty. Developing a field site for undergraduate research is required.

The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring and engage in service. Prospects for effective teaching and development of a successful anthropological research agenda that involves publication, external grants, and community engagement are critical criteria in the selection process. The successful candidate will hold a PhD no later than August 2014. Application screening will begin on May 16, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator M/F/D/V.

To apply online, interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests The applicant must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Willie L. McKether at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ohio University-Archaeobotanist

Ohio University-Archaeobotanist

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the area of Archaeobotany of North America, specializing in food, domestication, indigenous societies, and diet in the Ohio region.

The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses on archaeobotany, ethnobotany, prehistoric human diet, origins of food production, archaeological and archaeobotanical laboratory methods, and prehistoric human landscape modification, as well as introductory anthropology courses. The successful candidate will also carry primary responsibility for the summer Field School in Ohio Archaeology. Anthropology faculty teach two courses per semester.

This position contributes to the new interdisciplinary curriculum on Food Studies at Ohio University: Apply online here: Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2014. Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair Haley Duschinski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ohio History Service Corps – AmeriCorps Program Local History Corps-Archaeology

Ohio History Service Corps – AmeriCorps Program
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The Ohio History Connection has created the Ohio History Service Corps, a program that will engage AmeriCorps volunteers to educate Ohioans on why history is relevant and how it can be used as an effective economic development tool. Partnering with local history organizations, the Ohio History Connection will be placing 10 AmeriCorps service members in communities across the state from September 2014-August 2015.

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