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Archaeologist Resume

Desired Industry: Anthropology SpiderID: 70766
Desired Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia Date Posted: 11/14/2013
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 12/2/2013
Desired Wage: 35000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No

To obtain a position in cultural resources management or planning that will allow me to grow professionally.

2012-2013 Maryland Deprtment of Planning Annpolis, MD
Historic Preservationist/GIS Technician (Maryland Historic Trust)
 Created, enhanced, and aided in the management of digital collections, including quality checking of records already included within the collection
 Analyzed complex issues related to ongoing projects, identified and implemented solutions
 Performed collections management work, conservation, storage, packing and shipping of documents and photos
 Conducted research to determine the best storage products for housing photographs when replacement storage items were needed
2008-2012 Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
Fossil Preparator (National Museum of National History)
 Performed fossil preparation in a glass enclosed designed to allow visitors to engage and interact with the staff and volunteers
 Experienced in explaining the structure and function of equipment used for fossil preparation to museum visitors
2011-2012 Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
Paleontology Collections Management Volunteer (National Museum of National History)
 Worked with KE EMu relational database to create catalog records for specimens
 Conducted research on specimens as needed to supply additional information for the database

2009-2011 Circa Cultural Resources Management Williamsburg, VA
Principal Investigator and Field Director
 Managed field operations for a privately owned archaeology firm, including interpreting and enforcing policies set forth by the company as well as establishing new procedures as needed
 Successfully completed twenty-five projects on time and within budget
 Interacted with the general public, landowners, state and county officials, and local law enforcement in a professional and efficient manner
 Applied state, local and federal regulations to projects
 Experience with a variety of site types including Native American sites, cemeteries and enslaved African-American sites
 Prepared, stored, and cataloged artifacts in preparation for transportation to an in-house lab facility
2009 Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
Paleo-Indian Laboratory Volunteer
 Removed Native American lithic artifacts from prior housing
 Cleaned artifacts using approved methods
 Prepared and packaged artifacts for shipping to other institutions

2008 Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
Collections Management Intern (Museum Support Center)
 Utilized industry standard and best practices with regard to conservation and storage methods to catalog and prepare for storage an extensive collection of artifacts from the Thunderbird Site in Virginia
 Identified artifacts types overlooked during the original excavation
 Retrieved and recovered artifacts from offsite locations
 Prepared report regarding activities carried out for the internship leading to my graduate thesis

2008 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru
Prehistoric Archaeology Field School Student
 Excavated various artifact types (pottery, human remains, bones, lithics) from a Moche tomb and the several stratified layers above it covering roughly a 1,500 year span
 Participated in surface surveys collecting for the purpose of determining the location, boundaries, and integrity of previously unknown archaeological sites
 Excavated, drew, and prepared for shipping human remains
 Assisted Conservators Without Borders to conserve and reconstruct a model house
 Gained first-hand knowledge of how archaeology can have a positive impact on the indigenous community through the promotion of tourism and economic development

2006-2007 Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
Physical Anthropology Intern
 Conducted primary and secondary research utilizing a variety of sources to complete an honors undergraduate thesis in collections management focusing on determining the cultural origin of a South American mummy
 Handled and photographed culturally sensitive objects in a museum setting
 Utilized and analyzed radiography and CT scanning to further assess the condition of the remains and attempt to determine a cause of death.
 Presented the research results in a fully-documented, scholarly written research report

2006 Historic St. Mary’s City St. Mary’s City, MD
Historic Archaeology Field School Student
 Gained a basic understanding of excavation and laboratory techniques
 Handled colonial and Native American artifacts
 Participated in an annual public archaeology event as a guide

2000 Temple Beth El Knoxville, TN
Office Worker
 Answered phones utilizing a multi-line phone system
 Responded orally to inquiries and requests for information
 Composed correspondence and generated reports and fliers
 Independently interacted with visitors to resolve questions and issues and directed visitors
 Coordinated the repair and maintenance of office equipment with outside contractors
 Served as the initial point of contact for the office and staff
 Utilized databases, word processing programs, email, and graphics software to provide office automation support

2009 The George Washington University Washington, DC
 M.A., Anthropology, focus in Museum Studies
2007 The University of Maryland College Park, MD
 B.A., Anthropology, focus in Archaeology
 Graduated with Departmental Honors

2003 The University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
 B.A., English Literature

Registered Professional Archaeologist

 Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, ArcGIS 10, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat Pro X, Grant Tracker, and KeSoft EMuseum (EMu) relational databases
 Self-starter with the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, manage, and complete tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented atmosphere
 Excellent communicator who can interact with clients, stakeholders, and the public
 Experience with a multi-line phone system and greeting guests and callers
 Professional experience in team management, cultural resource management, and archaeology

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