FW: [ANTHRO-L] Job Opportunity - Palau - Cultural Anthropology
FW: [ANTHRO-L] Job Opportunity - Palau - Cultural Anthropology
From: Mark Rudo [mailto:Mark_Rudo@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 10:37 AM
Subject: [ANTHRO-L] Job Opportunity - Palau - Cultural Anthropology
PALAU HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM
DIV. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS/BUREAU OF ARTS
TITLE: Cultural Anthropologist/Ethnographer
Palau Historic Preservation Program/Division of Cultural
Affairs/Bureau of Arts and Culture of the Ministry of Community
and Cultural Affairs/Government of the Republic of Palau.
This position is under the supervision of the Palau Historic
Preservation Officer. Its primary responsibilities include to
assist the Oral History/Ethnography Component of the program to
codify and to record the oral histories and the principles of
traditional laws and cultures of Palau for preservation and
education purposes; and to assist in carrying out
responsibilities as mandated by the Title 19 of PNC and the
Section 106 of US Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended.
The Palau Cultural Anthropologist will be responsible also for
other program-related tasks that may be required by the Palau
Historic Preservation Program/DCA/BAC of the Ministry of
Community and Cultural Affairs. This is a national level contract
position funded by a Historic Preservation Fund Grant
administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National
Park Service (NPS). Compliance with all applicable U.S. Federal
laws and regulations is required in the course of duty.
Full Time - Contract (renewable annually).
Salary: $ 30,000.00 to $37,000.00 annually depending upon
education and experience. After completing two years, yearly
increment of salary will be in effect.
Housing accommodation excluding water and
electricity. 15 days annual leave per year and 15 days sick
leave per year and holidays with full pay if worked.
Transportation and moving expenses for worker and family from
origin, and returning to origin upon completion of the contract,
will be provided. Medical and Life Insurance are optional.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 3, 2001
POSITION STARTING DATE: August 13, 2001
** Co-directs the Oral History and Ethnography Program Area.
** Develops priorities, work plans, personnel
responsibilities and time allocations, required budgets and
equipment needs for satisfactorily carrying out the
responsibilities of the Oral History and Ethnography Program
** Conducts anthropological and ethnographic field studies,
surveys, inventory, research, and collection of oral
histories that will complement the DCA's archaeological
** Develops and maintains the computer database for the Oral
History and Ethnography Program Area and trains staff in its
** Designs, develops and implements educational programs
that reflect the significance and importance of oral history
and the ethnographic aspect of historic preservation.
** Continues the compilation and publication of the oral
histories and traditions of Palau with the assistance of the
Palau Society of Historians.
** Continues to assist in developing interpretive,
educational and public presentations and programs required
of the Historic Preservation Program.
** Is responsible for DCA Project Review Process. Reviews
and critiques private contractor preservation and site
** Seeks funding opportunities and writes grant
** Helps to develop necessary historic preservation
** Performs other related tasks that may be required by the
Historic Preservation Officer.
The applicant must have a graduate degree
in Anthropology with a specialization in Applied
Cultural Anthropology or a closely related field, PLUS a
minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional
experience (including at least six months of field work
supervised by a professional Cultural Anthropologist)
applying the theories, methods, and practices of Cultural
Anthropology that enables professional judgments to be made
about the identification, evaluation, registration,
documentation, or treatment of historic, prehistoric, or
traditional cultural properties; AND products and activities
that demonstrate the successful application of acquired
proficiencies in the discipline to the practices of historic
preservation. Products and may include but are not limited
** Ethnographic field studies and survey reports, oral
histories, or social impact assessments.
** National Register documentation of ethnographic resources
or traditional cultural properties resulting in property
listing or Determinations of National Register Eligibility.
** Publications, which might include articles in regional,
national, or international professional journals,
monographs, books, chapters in edited books, or audio/visual
and Internet based products related to the documentation and
preservation of historic and archeological resources, and/or
traditional cultural properties.
** Presentations at regional, national, or international
professional conferences, symposia, workshop or exhibits
related to the documentation and preservation of historic
and archeological resources, and/or traditional cultural
** Professional services on boards or committees or
regional, national, or international professional
organizations concerned with the documentation and
preservation of historic and archeological resources.
** Awards, research grants, research fellowships, or
invitations to teaching posts.
** Demonstrated skill and success in program or activity
** Demonstrated skill in public speaking and writing for
** Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, productive
relationships with a wide array of work colleagues, members
of the public, and affiliated organizations.
** Training and demonstrated skill in interpretive and
educational program development and execution.
** Demonstrated competency in the operation of computers and
computer software relating to word processing, some
database/GIS programs (such as Fox Pro, Excel, Arc View, Access,
etc.) and/or spreadsheets.
** Anthropological fieldwork experience in the Pacific,
** Background in folklore studies, musicology or
ethnomusicology or linguistics.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Selection procedures used
to evaluate an applicant's qualifications will include
review and evaluation of the application and any required
supplemental material, and may include an oral interview,
and reference checks. Applicants will be notified when
screening has been completed. This job vacancy has been
fairly and widely advertised for soliciting qualified
applicants for the position.
INFORMATION AND MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION:
** Curriculum Vitae with exceptional qualifications .
** Written response to the following two supplemental
(1) Describe your experience working with elderly citizens
and/or any citizen groups that support programs associated
with the work you are affiliated with.
(2) Describe your reasons for wanting this position.
** Medical Clearance/Health Certificate from Origin. Police
Record Clearance from Origin
** Two (2) pictures - size of approximately 1 x 1
** All materials required must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on the
IMMIGRATION AND LABOR INFORMATION: According to Immigration
and Labor laws in the Republic of Palau, the Medical
Clearance/Health Certificate, Police Clearance and pictures
shall be submitted for processing the required work permit.
SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO:
Division of Cultural Affairs/Bureau of Arts and Culture
(Palau Historic Preservation Program)
c/o Vicky N. Kanai, HPO/DCA Chief
P. O. Box 535
Republic of Palau, 96940
Phone: (680) 488-2489
Fax: (680) 488-2657
Employee will be required, if necessary, to work in remote
areas under difficult environmental conditions including
high heat and humidity and inclement weather.
Personal publications by the DCA Anthropologist that are of
a research or technical nature and that have been derived
from work conducted in the course of her or his duty as the
DCA Cultural Anthropologist must acknowledge financial
support from the Republic of Palau and NPS. At least one
final copy of any such publication must be provided to the
DCA and NPS. NPS and the U.S. Department of the Interior
shall have a royalty free right to republish any such
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