Outreach and Education Coordinator

Chip McGimsey

The Louisiana Division of Archaeology is seeking applicants for an Archaeologist II Outreach and Education Coordinator position in our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office.  The position description and required skills and knowledge are outlined below.  This is a full-time civil service position with health insurance; vacation and sick leave; and retirement. Salary range is $31,900 to $63,600 with specific salary dependent on qualifications and experience. 


M.A. in anthropology or closely related field is required. Applicants must meet the Secretary of Interior’s qualifications (http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm ).  Field experience in archaeology is desirable.  Please provide a resume and cover letter. These are not required for the state application but are helpful additional documents.


The primary responsibility of the position is to develop, implement, and manage initiatives for heritage education, public information, and public outreach concerning Louisiana’s archaeological and cultural heritage. These efforts may include but are not limited to: developing and distributing hard-copy and digital classroom exhibits and teaching kits, developing and/or assisting with the creation of webpages, preparing social media posts, overseeing the state’s Archaeology Month, working with International Archaeology Day and Project Archaeology programs, and developing museum exhibits. These efforts will involve consultation and coordination with Federal, State, regional, and local organizations along with federal and state recognized Indian Tribes. Travel around the state is required with occasional overnight stays necessary.


Essential duties include:

50%        Develop, implement, and manage initiatives for heritage education, public information,

and public outreach using social media, interactive exhibits, public presentations, and 3D technologies to provide factual and understandable information about Louisiana archaeology and cultural heritage to the general public. Develop curriculum materials and resource guides for use in classrooms that meet state educational standards and, when circumstances permit, present programs to school groups and other organizations. These efforts include using digital products, hands-on teaching kits with original or 3D scanned artifacts, dig box exercises, and other activities.


30%        Partner with federal, state, and local organizations to develop and implement archaeological exhibits in cultural districts, museums, and at events sponsored by us and partner organizations.


10%        Develop and/or oversee Louisiana Archaeology Month as well as the distribution of

classroom exhibits, teacher kits, and online resources. Coordinate heritage education activities with International Archaeology Day, Project Archaeology, and the Louisiana Archaeological Society.


5%          Respond to requests from museums, publishers, and the public for image and information

relating to Louisiana archaeology for use in books, exhibits, and other venues. Organize and maintain appropriate records, including images, usage permissions, and all outreach products.


5%          Serve as senior technical advisor to the State Archaeologist.



·         A Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field is required.

·         Ability to work with diverse organizations, discern their needs, and develop the appropriate materials for their use;

·         Knowledge of Louisiana history and archaeology;

·         Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop (or related program), and spreadsheets design;

·         Ability to write informational materials for the general public and K-12 students;

·         Knowledge of scientific and archaeological methods and techniques;

·         Experience using social media in professional, public, and educational context;

·         Ability to independently develop, implement, and manage educational materials;

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in professional and public settings;

·         Ability to manage time, prioritize work to meet deadlines, work independently, and work with other staff members to accomplish tasks.


Desired Skills and Abilities:

·         Experience with 3D scanning and printing;

·         Experience with photogrammetry;

·         Experience with website development and/or website software.


Please apply directly online through "LA Careers" via the Civil Service website at http://www.civilservice.la.gov by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement(15 October 2020).

If you do not have access to a computer to apply directly online, you may submit a hard copy of the revised Civil Service application to the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, Human Resources, P.O. Box 94361, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9361 or FAX to 225-342-7928 by 11:59 p.m. on closing date of the announcement. 

SF-10(s) and Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the "revised" application. Hard copy applications MUST include the job title (Archaeologist 2), job number (CRT-2020-131753-TDR), completed supplemental questions (if applicable), and be received by 11:59 p.m. on closing date of announcement if you wish to be considered for this opening. Hard copy applications without the required information listed above will automatically disqualify you from consideration.




Chip McGimsey

State Archaeologist

Division of Archaeology




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