Archaeological Laboratory Coordinator

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), a Division of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking an Archaeological Laboratory Coordinator to be stationed at its Wood River, Illinois American Bottom Field Station laboratories. Under the supervision of the Field Station Coordinator, the Lab Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of all ABFS labs and all

collection activities, lab facilities maintenance, and lab safety protocols. The Lab Coordinator must be able to supervise and ensure the accuracy of laboratory work, its compliance with ISAS lab protocols, and assemble data and technical reports as required. The Lab Coordinator documents collections transfers and loans in coordination with the ISAS Curator and prepares collections for long-term curation. coordination with the ISAS Curator and prepares collections for long-term curation.  ABFS Lab Coordinator works with research analysts to ensure that data and collections are accessible for research. The incumbent in this position is also responsible for lab and collection security.

The successful candidate must have an M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, History, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field with an emphasis on records and collections management. Applicants should have at least 1-2 years full-time supervised fieldwork and lab work in the Eastern United States, preference given for Midwestern U.S. experience, at least an additional 6 months full-time supervising lab and/or field crews, a demonstrated ability to identify archeological materials, and the ability to supervise inventorying of archaeological materials and data collection. Attention to detail a must. Preference given to those with demonstrated specialties (e.g., GIS, database management, project administration, lithic analysis, historic research, etc.).

Driver’s License and insurance preferred. Applicants should have a familiarity with Microsoft Office software, Adobe Photoshop, and basic database programs. Ability to utilize GIS software and capabilities a plus.

This is an academic professional position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

All candidates must complete an online profile through Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Ms. Eve Hargrave To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 4, 2012.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact Name: 
Janice Pankey