This position will perform duties related to the updating, maintenance, and collection of historical and cultural data. The position will provide essential support for the maintenance and upkeep of archaeological database products maintained by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT, the Trust), as well as Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to the MHT archaeological research program, to ensure that these products contain accurate and current information. The Trust relies on these products as essential tools in the planning and environmental review of federal and state assisted development and public infrastructure projects throughout Maryland. The position helps facilitate Maryland compliance with federal and state historic preservation legislation including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and the Maryland Historical Trust Act of 1985, as amended, State Finance and Procurement Article §5A-325 and 5A-326 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This position will assist the Chief Archaeologist with original archaeological research as well as the monitoring of state and/or federal grant monies administered by the Trust. Furthermore, the position will facilitate the Trust’s role in assisting the growing number of counties that have enacted local legislation to protect cultural and historical resources, academics undertaking original research on topics of Maryland history and/or prehistory, and the public at large. Finally, this position is necessary to protect the considerable investment already made by the Trust in building its various data management systems.
Relevant experience in terrestrial and/or maritime archaeology, including at least one year of archaeological fieldwork experience.