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Archaeology Specialist (Part-Time)

Date Posted:  Oct 30, 2019
Requisition ID:  26548

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

The mission of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is to celebrate, explore and steward all that is authentically wondrous about Indiana.  The ISMHS is a forward-thinking, unparalleled resource for learning about and appreciating Indiana and its role in the world. We discover, collect, preserve, interpret and present artifacts and exhibits that showcase the stories of Indiana's natural and cultural history, art and science.


This position traditionally starts at $17.00 per hour. 

About the Job:

This position allows the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) to acquire and manage scientifically collected archaeological material from throughout Indiana for the purpose of research and potential exhibition.

A Day in the Life:

This position will work with outside contract companies and state/federal agencies to ensure for compliance with ISMHS curation standard and work through the curation process with those companies from initial steps to invoicing.  This position will be responsible for cataloging newly acquired material, in-depth review of selected current holdings for culling, inventorying current holdings, working with interns, providing access to researchers, and working to address issues of care and conservation.  Other duties may be as assigned.

What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or related field with at least 2 years’ of experience working in an archaeological laboratory cataloging collections
  • Midwestern Archaeology focus preferred but not required
What You'll Need For Success:


Must have strong computer skills in database management and digital imaging

Strong knowledge of currently accepted best practice standards of care for archaeological collections

Must have good communication skills to work with varied archaeological companies

Must have strong writing skills     

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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