Director Arkansas Archeological Survey

  • Arkansas Archeological Survey
  • 2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Apr 21, 2021
Full time Education Executive

Job Description

The Director is expected to provide leadership to AAS archeologists in the pursuit of archeological research, public education, and the preservation of Arkansas’s archeological heritage. The duties include preparation and oversight of budgets, grants and contracts, organizational planning, staff supervision, development of partnerships with universities and state agencies, fund raising, and consultation with descendant communities. The Director will facilitate research and publication opportunities and work closely with the Department of Anthropology and the Environmental Dynamics Program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The Director will have a Research Faculty title in the Department of Anthropology with an opportunity for teaching and directing graduate research.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD in anthropology, archeology, or a closely related field 
  • Archeological experience in North America as demonstrated by a strong record of research, publication, and grant support 
  • Experience managing a diverse organization devoted to archeological research, preservation, and education 
  • Thorough understanding of state and federal legislation regulating archeological research and preservation 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Specialization in the archeology of Arkansas and the Southeast 
  • Experience in public archeology, public outreach and education, and working with avocational archeologists and local, state, and federal agency officials. 
  • Experience working with Native American tribes and nations and other descendant communities. 
  • Skill in advocacy for archeology and historic preservation 
  • Acquaintance with or experience using Workday enterprise resource planning software 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of Southeastern and Arkansas archeology, and state and federal legislation pertinent to archeology and historic preservation.
  • Skill in managing archeological research within public archeology frameworks.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders and work collaboratively with staff and members of partner organizations. 

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of five Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Additional Information:

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Recruitment Contact Information:

Ms. Shavawn Smith ( (479) 575-6538 Arkansas Archeological Survey 2475 N. Hatch St. Fayetteville, AR 72704

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.