Bodo Archaeological Site and Center Manager

General Summary:

Reporting to the BAS Board of Directors and the Project Director, this position will provide the onsite management of the Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre.  It will undertake the development and implementation of public outreach efforts/programs at the Bodo Archaeological Centre & Site, as well as supervise the staff.  It will also provide public interpretation including the communication of information to the visiting public regarding Alberta archaeology during drop-in tours, school tours, kid camps, family camps and other programming. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-ground leadership to a team who deliver guided interpretive programs at the archaeological center.  This includes supervising summer students, interns, and volunteers (including staff scheduling as needed).
  • Develop and implement public outreach efforts/programs (including school tours, kid camps, family camps and other programming).  Manage the booking of public programs and tours.
  • Fundraise and complete successful grant applications.  This also includes maintaining and invoicing existing fundraising programs.
  • Undertake marketing/advertising efforts as directed.  Amongst other things, this includes maintaining social media and the BAS website.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of the interpretive centre.
    • Oversee the preparation of the interpretive centre for the summer programs and tours (centre opening), as well as the end of season close-up.
    • Responsible to oversee gift shop.  This includes ordering, pricing, sales and inventory.
    • Responsible for the collection and deposition of the centre admission fees and gift shop sales.
    • Oversee menu planning and food preparation.
    • Coordinate public workshops, lectures, and community engagement efforts as directed.  
    • Collaborate with the Learning Network, schools, teachers, universities and other educational organizations by promoting Alberta archaeology and the Bodo Archaeological Site in the Social Studies Curriculum in Alberta. 

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to individuals with an undergraduate degree or those enrolled in graduate school, in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, education and/or other related fields.
  • An interest in Great Plains and Parkland archaeology.
  • Experience working with the public and children, preferably in an interpretive capacity.
  • Possess an Alberta Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent). 
  • Undergo a criminal record check.
  • Valid first aid and CPR training.

Skills

  • Strong management skills and exceptional organization.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, time management, people management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative are mandatory.
  • Enthusiasm working with the public, especially children, in an interpretive and educational capacity.
  • Previous archaeological lab and field experience is an asset.
  • Experience operating and managing an interpretative centre or similar facility is an asset.
  • Computer, Internet and audio-visual skills are necessary.

Effort

  • This position requires that you live part time (most of the time from mid-May to mid-August in the local community).  Assistance will be provided to locate housing if needed.
  • Must work various hours and be readily available at all times, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • The ability to work independently without direct onsite supervision.

 A PDF of this position is also available for download here

 
Archaeological Interpreter and Assistant for the Bodo Archaeological Site and Center (Student Position)
General Summary

The successful candidate will guide visitors and students through the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre, oversee kids days camps, assist with school tours, provide day-to-day tourism support, drive tourists in a van to and from the archaeological site, provide assistance on day to day operational tasks. Operational tasks include (but are not limited to) maintaining center cleanliness, assisting in the gift shop, responding to inquiries, recording and managing tour/program bookings, and maintaining interpretive displays. Laboratory artifact analysis may include organizing and cataloguing of lithic, ceramic, and faunal materials. Some archaeological fieldwork may be required.

 Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Guide visitors and students through the Bodo Archaeological Centre & Site.
  • Prepare and oversee kids days camps and assist with school tours.
  • Assist with interpretive program development.
  • Provide day-to-day tourism support, this includes driving tourists in a van to and from the archaeological site.
  • Maintaining center cleanliness.
  • Assisting with gift shop pricing, stocking, and sales.
  • Assisting with managing the Bodo email account, telephone calls, website, and social media.
  • Responding to inquiries and recording and managing tour/program bookings.
  • Maintaining interpretive displays.

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to individuals with at least 2+ years of undergraduate training or those enrolled in graduate school, in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, education and/or other related fields.
  • Must be a full-time student in the semester preceding the job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following.
  • An interest in Great Plains and Parkland archaeology.
  • Experience working with the public and children, preferably in an interpretive capacity.
  • Possess an Alberta Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent). 
  • Undergo a criminal record check.
  • Valid first aid and CPR training.

Skills

  • Excellent communication, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently when needed.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative are mandatory.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are also mandatory.
  • Enthusiasm working with the public, especially children, in an interpretive and educational capacity.
  • Previous archaeological lab and field experience is an asset.
  • Computer, Internet and audio-visual skills are necessary.

Effort

  • This position requires that you live part time (most of the time from early May to the end of August) in the local community.  Assistance will be provided to locate housing if required. Must work various hours and be readily available at all times, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

 A PDF of this position is also available for download here

If you have any questions or to apply, please contact bodo@bodoarchaeology.com