NYS Education Department Building

Museum Scientist 3, SG-25 (PEF)

LOCATION: Albany
SALARY: $73,768*

The New York State Education Department is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 3 in the NYS Museum.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Research and Collections, the Museum Scientist 3 will serve as the entry-level curatorship of the State Museum’s historical archaeology collection, perform and disseminate related research, supervise subordinate collections and research staff, and contribute to exhibition, public, and educational programming. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Initiate and conduct empirically oriented independent field and laboratory research on the historical archaeology of New York;
  • Design specific research strategies and conduct research that meets the highest professional standards;
  • Seek funding to augment the collections and research programs;
  • Curate the Museum’s historical archaeology collection; responsible for maintaining and building the intellectual integrity of the collection, expanding the Museum's holdings according to Museum and discipline standards, and ensuring proper physical care of the collection;
  • Prepare research findings and research reports for presentation at professional conferences and public programming and educational events, and for publication as peer-reviewed journal articles and monographs and/or books;
  • Participate in the development of Museum public programs, and, as assigned, takes responsibility for their implementation; which may include participating in exhibit planning, educational programming, developing methods and communicating research to the Museum's diverse audiences, including outreach to groups not traditionally represented in museums; developing public and educational programs to meet the museum oriented and/or community oriented goals of the Museum.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology or archaeology and four (4) years of research experience in archaeology OR a master’s degree in anthropology or archaeology and three (3) years of research experience in archaeology, OR a Ph.D. in anthropology or archaeology and one year of research experience in archaeology. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, or historical archaeology with experience in New York historical archaeology, experience in collections care and management, a record of empirical research and empirically based peer-reviewed publications in historical archaeology that are consistent with the Museum’s historical archaeology collections, experience in public and educational programs, and demonstrated ability and willingness to obtain outside funding through grants and/or other sources.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be required to participate in an internal peer-review process.  

*Leads to a maximum salary of $92,974 based on annual performance advances.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent non-competitive appointment. 

Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of the Budget approval.

PPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 21, 2013 to the email address listed below.  Please include the Box number (OCE-854) and your last name in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.  Email submissions are preferred.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box OCE-854/27882
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: ocejobs@mail.nysed.gov

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Last Updated: November 6, 2013