Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program
Volunteer and Volunteer Internship
Positions - 2012
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSISTANT (1 - 10 positions)
Park/Area: OFFICE OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Area: OFFICE OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (OHA)
Anchorage and various project sites throughout the state. The State Historic Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey Unit (ASU) are located in the Office of History and Archaeology at the Alaska State Parks headquarters in Anchorage. The ASU conducts archaeological investigations (i.e., surveys, mapping, excavations, etc.) primarily to assist other State agencies with planning requirements. Rich cultural histories characterize the various regions of the state.
Special Projects: Timelines for specific field projects are generally not available until after March.
Required Skills: Applicants must have an interest in archaeology, a willingness to learn appropriate field methods, and an ability to live in a field situation.
Desired Skills: Applicants must have an interest in archaeology, a willingness to learn appropriate field methods, and an ability to live in a field situation.
Internship: Will assist volunteer in internship requirements and paperwork.
Allowance/Housing: Food and housing subsistence payment is available for most field projects. Transportation from Anchorage to project areas provided. Participants may be required to provide personal tents and sleeping bags for some projects.
Time Commitment: May 1 - October 1; generally two weeks but varies with project; most projects occur from June to August. Candidates should contact OHA in March or April for specific project dates and descriptions.
Send Application to: Dan Thompson, Archaeologist
Alaska State Parks - OHA
phone: (907) 269-8711