DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Supervises collections and conservation staff
Ensures timely completion of assigned work, adheres to collections protocols and timely responses to loan requests, request access, technical assistance, etc.
Supervises artifact processing, conservation and curation
Administers artifact loans for exhibit and research
Reviews underwater artifact salvage divisions
Facilitates collections research
Maintains computerized artifact database and maintains and develops associated software applications
Coordinates archaeological collection accession data with 1A-32 Archaeological Research Permits, Florida Master Site File database and other pertinent databases maintained by the division.
Supervises annual inventory of collections as required by Rule 1A-40.007, Florida Administrative Code.
Produces and presents research on aspects of the artifact collections, as mandated, in 267, Florida Statutes.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field. A PhD in these fields in preferred.
At least five years of experience as a professional archaeologist, some of which included archaeological collection management, artifact study and curation
Experience coordinating and facilitating research projects with other researchers
History of research and technical report writing experience in archaeology
Supervisory and leadership experience
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Florida prehistory and history, including the types of sites that exist and their general distribution and geographic settings.
Knowledge of prehistoric and historic material culture found in Florida
Proficiency in collections database software
Working knowledge of curation and conservation techniques.
Knowledge of analysis used to study archaeological and historical objects
PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field.
Knowledge of 872.05, Florida Statutes, pertaining to unmarked human remains and NAGPRA
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