Archaeologist director in the Caribbean

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research is currently looking for a Director. A successful applicant should:

·         Have a Ph.D. in archaeology or be a Ph.D. candidate. Someone holding a Masters degree in    archaeology with extensive experience teaching field schools will also be considered.

·         Have experience in Caribbean and/or colonial historical archaeology

·         Be fluent in Dutch and English (written and spoken)

·         Be able to start within the next few months and commit for at least 2 years

·         Be able to live on a small Caribbean island

·         Have strong interpersonal skills

·         Be willing to carry out a wide range of activities, including teaching student field schools, conducting commercial archaeological projects, archaeological lab work, composing research proposals and budgets, report writing, submitting grant proposals, public outreach, and managing the daily affairs of the foundation

What we offer:

·         A very diverse and challenging position as director of a Caribbean archaeological research institute on a beautiful unspoilt island

·         The opportunity to work on some of the most well-preserved sites in the Caribbean

·         Base gross salary of $3,891 per month

·         Temporary accommodation at our headquarters

·         Use of the company car and phone

·         Flexible work hours

·         4 weeks paid vacation per year

St. Eustatius was the busiest port in the Western Hemisphere in the eighteenth century, and as a result the island is considered to have the densest concentration of colonial-period artifacts and sites of any area of comparable size in the Americas. Amerindian sites can also be found all over the island. The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research was founded to promote the awareness of these archaeological resources and to research and protect them.

            We conduct several commercial projects per year, and run a field school for students and volunteers several months per year. We just moved into a new and very large building, and we are looking to expand our field school and attract more students from all over the world (we currently have affiliations with several Dutch and American universities). The development of the field school and the youth program will be an important part of the Director's job. Another important aspect of the position is cooperating with the soon to be set up Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) on the island.

            For more information about who we are and what we do, check Qualified applicants are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to

Institution or Company offering position: 
St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research
Contact Name: 
Ruud Stelten