The Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America program is looking for an Archaeology Field Assistant at the Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office.
GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America, operated in partnership with government agencies and other organizations committed to science and stewardship. Current partners include the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
The program offers paid short-term positions with public lands, aimed at providing students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable career-related experience. GeoCorps project areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, archaeology, interpretation, and more.
The goal for the GeoCorps Archaeology Interpretation Assistant will be to develop and test educational materials for the public, to lead guided tours for the public, and to monitor archaeological sites. The work will vary from day to day but its focus will be on interpretation development, curriculum and brochure development, programs for adults and children, and associated activities. Responsibilities include developing new educational materials, along with researching, preparing and presenting interpretive programs for the public in an exciting and spectacular environment, including guided walks and hikes and interpretive talks on the archaeology of the region. The intern would provide visitors with orientation to a variety of public archaeological sites in the Canyon Country BLM District Office, recreational opportunities, and educate the public about archaeology, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. Occasional monitoring of archaeological sites will be required. The intern will learn the skills needed to record and monitor archaeological sites, which includes writing site descriptions, describing the context, and identifying artifacts in the field. Field work will be conducted largely in the interior of the rugged and remote Eastern Colorado Plateau, although other priorities may arise as the season progresses. This position is offered through the Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America Program in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management.
Apply by Sunday, March 13 at: http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/apply.htm
To view the entire position description visit: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=1069
To learn more about the Geological Society of America and the GeoCorps America program visit: www.geosociety.org/geocorps