The Archaeological GIS Analyst will be responsible for the creation and management of a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will aid the management and research of archaeological resources associated with Colonial Williamsburg’s ongoing archaeological research. This position will help further the understanding of the cultural landscape of Williamsburg as understood through the spatial analysis of archaeological evidence. The candidate will create maps for analytical and display purposes and will conduct spatial analysis and research under the direction of the Senior Staff Archaeologist and Director of Archaeology.
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Indirect: Student interns
The Archaeological GIS Analyst will receive direction from the Senior Staff Archaeologist and the Director of Archaeology.
Minimum: BA/BS in Anthropology, GIS, Geography, History, or a related field; GIS certificate or equivalent coursework required. GIS based work or internship experience, preferably with an historic site. Must be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS software. Familiarity with current best practices within the field of GIS and historic preservation. Experience with different analytical techniques such as viewshed analysis and 3D modelling. Demonstrated experience creating maps for interpretive and display purposes. Working knowledge of standard archaeological survey and excavation methods with experience using GPS and survey equipment. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Experience with disseminating spatial data in publicly accessible ways (i.e. ESRI Story Maps) is preferred. Knowledge of other mapping software such as Surfer and AutoCAD is also preferred.
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