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Pro tem Cultural Resources Specialist

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Research/Scientific/Grants, Anthropology

Department: Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

June 10, 2022; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 references.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History protects significant collections, enhances knowledge, and encourages stewardship of human and natural history through research, preservation, and education.

Position Summary

As a key member of UO MNCH Archaeological Research Division (a.k.a the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology/OSMA), you will work as part of a project team responsible for conducting archaeological and/or historic preservation research to assist state and municipal agencies with cultural resource management (CRM) obligations. Key functions include conducting field investigations, collecting field data, contributing to sponsor deliverables (including technical reports), and documenting cultural resources with appropriate Oregon State Historic Preservation Office forms. You may also supervise archaeological field technicians and manage portions of larger projects under the supervision of a project manager.

Minimum Requirements

• A Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, history, historic preservation, or a closely related field;
• Meet the professional archaeological and/or historic preservation qualification standards set by both the Secretary of the Interior and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.

Professional Competencies

• Proficient writing skills
• Knowledge of and experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act,
• Familiarity with CRM policies in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest,
• Familiarity with National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria,
• Ability to adapt to change and approach work with flexibility,
• Excellent organizational skills,
• Experience using Microsoft Office Suite or similar office productivity software (Google Docs/Sheets),
• Ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds,
• Effective communication skills,
• Demonstrated commitment to high standards of work product, confidentiality, and integrity.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with CRM policies in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
• Familiarity with criterion considerations of National Register eligibility
• Fieldwork travel (up to 50%)

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