Do you enjoy talking to people? Are you interested in Alutiiq history? The Alutiiq Museum seeks a friendly, organized person to coordinate our educational programs and resources. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will work 30 hours a week, Tuesday through Saturday, as a member of the museum’s professional team.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and the museum’s employment application to Assistant Director Rose Wilson by Friday, November 30 at 4:00pm. Applications may be dropped at the museum, emailed to rosanne[at]alutiiqmuseum.org, or submitted through ALEXsys, the state of Alaska’s online job service. Find a full job description and an application at this link:
The Adelphi University, Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for our 2019 summer field school in Alaska. Interested students can find more information in the attached program flyers and our latest 2-minute short YouTube. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the course is full—so submit your application early.
This year, research will focus on the newly discovered Holzman site along Shaw Creek where multiple hearths, large mammal bones, stone tools, and a nearly complete mammoth tusk were found dating to the end of the Ice Age. Join our research team in the scenic Tanana Valley as we investigate the question, who were the First Alaskans?
Taught by experienced faculty with a student-instructor ratio among the lowest available (3:1), this program emphasizes a range of experiential learning opportunities. Already have a field school experience but looking for something more? We also offer an advanced program for graduate credit.
For more information about Archaeological Field Methods in Alaska email Brian Wygal (bwygal[at]adelphi.edu) for application instructions and follow us on Twitter[at]mammuthunter.
Brian T. Wygal
Department of Anthropology
Director of Environmental Studies
Alumnae Hall, Room 218
Garden City, New York 11530
516.877.4111 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Alaska Anthropological Association is looking for a student intern. The position will require approximately 5 hours a week.
- Monitor association email on a weekly basis.
- Visit association PO Box every two weeks to get the mail.
- Sort mail and send to the president/treasurer/relevant board member as appropriate every two weeks.
- Keep a list of journal and book orders in Drop Box.
- Visit storage unit to collect journals and books from online orders every month.
- Mail journals and books as per orders using an online USPS account every month.
Conduct up to 30 hours additional work for association (pick up trophies, conference errands, etc.) per annual term.
NOTE: Intern must reside in or near Anchorage in order to regularly access the storage unit and PO Box.
- $1000 stipend to be given to the intern at the end date of internship based on completion of responsibilities.
- Up to $1000 in expenses (conference registration/hotel/travel/etc.
) to attend the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association at the conclusion of the internship, also conditional upon completing responsibilities.
If you would like to apply for the position, please send the following information to alaskaanthro[at]gmail.com with the subject line “Internship”:
- full name and city of residence
- school and program of current enrollment
- one paragraph about what would make you a good intern for the association
- unofficial transcript from your institution
The intern must be a CURRENT member of the Alaska Anthropological Association.
Applications are due by November 30, 2018.
Field: Indigenous Futures
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Place: Campbell Creek Science Center Rd, Anchorage
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Dr. Heather Battles of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give a presentation on her medical anthropological research on the “forgotten” 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand. She is visiting Alaska for the first time Oct 21-26, and will be giving this public talk on Oct 23, at 7:30 pm on UAA campus, Rasmuson Hall Room 110.
Parking is free on campus starting at 7:30 pm.
Dr. Battles’ work should be of interest to a wide audience – anthropologists and other social scientists, health scientists, and history buffs alike!
The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host “Ask An Archaeologist,” a multiday event where visitors can meet museum archaeologists in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-5.
The event will allow members of the public to see artifacts from the museum’s collection. Visitors also are encouraged to bring an object to be identified, though no appraisals will be offered.
International Archaeology Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 20.
For more information about the museum’s programs and events, visit the website at www.uaf.edu/museum or call 907-474-7505.
The NSF Polar Advisory committee is circulating a survey as part of its portfolio review.
Whether you are from the US or not, please take 15 minutes to complete this survey being used by the US National Science Foundation to establish approaches for funding Arctic research in coming years.
The survey includes questions about whether or not the NSF should fund social science research, or research outside the U.S. Arctic. The results of the survey could impact social science research in the Arctic in the future.
You will have to download the flash player to take the survey.