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🔗NAGPRA Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, NY
  • Department: New York State Historic Preservation Office/Division for Historic Preservation
  • Salary ($): $55,500
  • Job Summary: The NAGPRA Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Division for Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in their ongoing NAGPRA compliance efforts.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The contractor will possess a Master’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, Museum Studies, or a related field plus one year of work experience in North American archaeology, Native American, or NAGPRA compliance. Experience conducting Native American consultation is a plus.  Ability to travel, drive a car, and work remotely is essential.

  • How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume via email

  • Job benefits: State Benefits including health insurance and paid leave
  • Contact Name: Nancy Herter
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 518-268-2179
  • Application Address: Peebles Island State Park, 1 Delaware Avenue, Waterford, New York 12188-0189

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation/Natural Heritage Trust

The NAGPRA Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation (OPRHP) in their ongoing NAGPRA compliance efforts.  OPRHP collections include enthographic and archaeological materials and are located at various State Parks and State Historic Sites across New York State.

Duties will include:  Identifying and documenting NAGPRA related materials; Reviewing and synthesizing available data to inform cultural affiliation determinations; Consulting with tribes and maintaining a tribal consultation record; Organizing/facilitating NAGPRA meetings; Producing NAGPRA summaries and inventories; Submitting formal NAGPRA notices; Overseeing the return of all ancestral remains and sacred objects to tribal nations; Coordinating the deaccessioning of repatriated material; and Producing a final report summarizing the compliance process and results.

Remote work is possible after one month of training on site at Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, NY.

This is a full-time, three year term position.

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