Research Assistant to Support Archaeological Website 

Seeking archaeology graduate student (or with similar education/experience) with strong writing skills. This position is for 9 months, however we expect grant funding to support the position for another 1-2 years. There are two positions available, one in Portales and one in Albuquerque.

Purpose:
The grant project is to create a website that presents deep, broad, and granular interpretive and educational information on the southern New Mexico archaeological sites, engaging visitors in exploration of ancient cultures and places of New Mexico, contemporary archaeological ethics, scientific developments, connections to contemporary cultures, and recreational opportunities. Under the guidance of the advisory council, this 0.5 position is to create and add interpretive information and media about southern New Mexico archaeology to the website, starting with existing BLM publications.

Period of performance (20 hours per week)

Jan 2022 – September 2022

Salary (Paid directly from NMHC)

$14,340.53
Out of town travel is reimbursed, not to exceed federal per diem rates for food and lodging; mileage reimbursed at $0.445/mile.

Duties:
Proposed tasks would include working in partnership with the advisory council, scholars, and scholarly institutions to develop interpretation and educational materials. The advisory committee will guide the information design for the project, but at a minimum the content will be culturally sensitive, based on current research, and include the following:

● Markers in maps that support multiple tabs of text and rich media (~75 points identified)
● Information on public access
● Teacher resources
● Student resources
● Native peoples
● Archaeological ethics
● Tools for professional use (determined by assessment during the design phase)
● Help/Disclaimers

Training on the content management system will be provided. Please submit CV and letter of interest to Ellen Dornan, ellen@nmhumanities.org.

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