2d CFP: Sept., 2008, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
- 2d Call for submissions: September, 2008, African Diaspora
Archaeology Newsletter --
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The Department of Archaeology at The Hermitage is pleased to announce an employment opportunity in our Archaeology Laboratory. This position is funded through a two-year grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities, which will result in the reanalysis of the entire archaeological collection and eventual uploading of the analysis to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) at http://www.daacs.org.
We are seeking an individual with a deep knowledge of nineteenth-century material culture to join our dynamic team as we reanalyze one of the most significant assemblages in the history of the archaeology of enslaved communities.
Founded in 1889 by the Ladies’ Hermitage Association, The Hermitage was home to Andrew and Rachel Jackson, their adopted son and his family, and over 200 enslaved African Americans. Visitors to The Hermitage can explore the Hermitage mansion and associated outbuildings, an adjacent formal English garden and three log cabins that were homes to enslaved families.
The collection includes one of the most complete inventories of furnishings dating to the 1830s of any historic home in the United States. The collection also includes over 800,000 artifacts recovered from archaeological investigations on the museum property over the past 40 years. These materials represent one of the largest and most significant collections from a single enslaved community in the United States.
The Ladies’ Hermitage Association
Position Title: ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Reports to: Director of Archaeology
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Hrs/Work per Week: 40 hours (approximately)
Date Revised: April 2008
Purpose: To process, catalog, and analyze artifact collections.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Process and catalog materials as per schedule; Enter artifact collections into DAACS database; Perform analysis as necessary; Perform job function and conduct daily operations consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Preparation of monthly update reports.
Education/Training: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and prior archaeological
Experience, Skills, and Abilities: Strong archaeological knowledge and organization
skills; Strong knowledge of nineteenth-century material culture; Experience with relational
databases; Prior collections based research; Strong writing skills.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform light physical work, including exerting up to
ten pounds of force unassisted, performing repetitive tasks, bending, and climbing. Be
able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities
are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job,
and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or
secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and
responsibilities assigned to this position. Staff members holding this position will be
required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All
requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate
individuals with a disability.
Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties
and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Please send letters of interests with curriculum vita to Kevin M. Bartoy, Director of Archaeology, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville, TN 37076, or via email at kbartoy@...
Kevin M. Bartoy
Director of Archaeology
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
Phone: 615.889.2941 ext.200
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