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The Illinois State Museum, through its not-for-profit organization, the Illinois State Museum Society (ISMS), seeks an experienced archaeologist to administer and develop a cultural resource management program of archaeological investigations in Illinois and the Midwest funded through grants and contracts. The ISMS currently has indefinite delivery contracts with the Construction Engineers Research Laboratory (CERL), the U.S. Army Engineers–Rock Island District, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and also works with other government and private clients. Position responsibilities include preparing time and cost estimates and directing field, laboratory, and report writing activities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology; several years administrative and field experience in archaeology; scientific and technical expertise in midcontinental archaeology; working knowledge of federal historic preservation laws; demonstrated ability to complete projects in a timely manner; and a record of publication and grantsmanship. This is a full-time, professional position with full benefits (four weeks paid vacation per year; sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and retirement plan). Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available now and open until filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, vita, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Bonnie W. Styles, Associate Director, Illinois State Museum, Research and Collections Center, 1011 East Ash, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Michael Wiant (217-785-0134; wiant@museum.state.il.us). AA/EEO.

Museum Educator, Dickson Mounds Museum

Position Title:
Museum Educator, Dickson Mounds Museum (Full-time, State Funded)

Work Location:
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mds. Rd., Lewistown, IL.

Job Description:
Works with the Program Coordinator to develop long-term and short-term detailed public program plans, to include both general and specific measurable objectives. Implements, monitors, and evaluates these plans with the assistance of other museum staff. Such programs might include guided tours, participatory programs, classes, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, seminars, performances, teacher training, outreach programs, and written interpretive material for use in a variety of ways. Monitors security of museum exhibits including environmental conditions. Prepares analytic summaries and analyses of public program accomplishments in relation to goals on a regular basis. Obtains grants and in-kind resources to assist with the implementation of museum programs.

The position requires an M.A. or B.A. in a museum related discipline (anthropology, history, natural history, etc.). Prefer training and/or experience in a museum related discipline. Prefer knowledge of the field of professional museum education and learning characteristics of museum audiences. Requires skill and experience in administration, and oral and written communication techniques appropriate to various educational levels and objectives. Prefer training and/or experience in working with the general public in an educational setting; and in working with museum programs and exhibits. Experience in research techniques, data analysis, and grant writing preferred. Individual must have knowledge of and experience in promotion, publicity, and public relations. Computer skills in word processing, data bases, spread sheets and desktop publishing preferred. Requires a willingness to work weekends and, in addition, to work extra hours to meet scheduled deadlines as necessary.

Commensurate with education and experience.

Generous vacation with personal and sick leave, including 12 paid holidays. State-sponsored retirement, group health, retirement, dental, vision and life insurance.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Human Resource Office, Illinois State Museum
Spring & Edwards, Springfield, IL. 62706-5000
217-782-5969 (fax)217-782-1254
e-mail: cmontgom@museum.state.il.us

For full consideration, submit application by October 15, 2001.

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Judith Franke, Search Chair, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, Illinois 62541. Phone 309-547-3721; e-mail: jfranke@museum.state.il.is.

Applicants should note that this position is exempt from the State Personnel Code and is under the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Museum. This is not a Bargaining Unit position nor a Merit Comp position. The Illinois State Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age or handicap in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.

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