Posted on
March 4, 2022
Company: Florida Public Archaeology Network
Type: Full Time

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, FPAN, is a statewide network with regional centers dedicated to public outreach and assisting local governments and the Florida Division of Historical Resources, in order to promote the stewardship and protection of Florida's archaeological resources. The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) hosts FPAN's Central and West-Central Regional Centers. Through creating and developing partnerships, the USF FPAN centers strive to engage many publics with Florida's rich archaeological history. FPAN was created during the 2004 legislative session as part of the Florida Historical Resources Act and is funded through the Florida Legislature.

The position works with the FPAN Coordinating Center to direct the operation of the two FPAN Centers, including supervision of staff, managing budgets, and developing work plans in order to fulfill FPAN's mission to promote and facilitate the stewardship, public appreciation, and value of Florida's archaeological heritage through the formation of partnerships and the development of community engagement. In addition, the position works with USF Anthropology to facilitate student understanding of archaeology and to facilitate training and internship opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the operation of visible public outreach programs for the FPAN West-Central and Central Regional Centers, including: promotion of archaeological/heritage tourism; partnerships with Florida Anthropological Society chapters and other regional heritage organizations; dissemination of archaeological information to the public; promotion of existing regional heritage events and programs; and promotion of archaeological volunteer opportunities.

Provide support of local governments in the two FPAN regions in their efforts to preserve and protect regional archaeological resources by: assisting with local archaeological ordinances, comprehensive plan elements, and preservation plans; providing professional archaeological assistance with local archaeological emergencies; and advising local governments on the best management practices for municipally-owned and county-owned archaeological sites.

Assist the Division of Historical Resources in its archaeological responsibilities by promoting Division programs, including grants; by supporting the Division with venues and professional assistance for regional training opportunities; by referring local inquiries to the appropriate Division office or staff member; by distributing literature promulgated by the Division; and by assisting with and promoting the identification and nomination of local archaeological sites to the National Register.

Work with the FPAN Coordinating Center in regard to the management of the two FPAN Centers.

Work with USF Anthropology to facilitate student understanding of archaeology and to facilitate training ad internship opportunities.

Other activities as need arises.


MINIMUM: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a field directly related to the program responsibilities and three years of professional experience; or Master's degree and three years of professional experience.

Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are required.

Must be extremely self-motivated and capable of developing projects and leading them through to completion, but flexible to work with partners with various degrees of funding and technical capacity.

Ability to travel to meetings and events locally (3-5 days per week) and at USF’s FPAN Center at Crystal River and elsewhere in the two regions (approximately 2 times per month), sometimes overnight (approximately 2-5 days a month). A vehicle for work travel will be provided.

Availability to work evenings (approximately 1-2 per week) and weekends (approximately 2 per month).

A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

Successful completion of a graduate degree in Anthropology, specializing in Archaeology, or an equivalent degree in a related field; at least two years of experience in field and laboratory archaeology; at least two years of experience in supervision and administration of archaeological projects or programs; experience working with or in government policy at the local, state, or federal level; and experience in public archaeology, including working with volunteers. We are especially interested in applicants who will contribute to the diversity of FPAN, who value Florida’s diverse past, and who have a proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

USF Tampa
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Dept Number/Name: 0-1205-000 / Anthropology
College Division: Acad Affairs-College of Arts and Sciences
Salary Plan: Administrative
Job Code/Title: 9509 / Assistant Program Director
Salary Range:$55,000 - $60,000 annual
Position Number: 00015648
Work location: Hybrid
Job Opening Number: 30082
Posting Date: 2/23/2022
Posting End Date: Open until filled

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About USF
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