Archeologist (Archeologist III)

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JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Site Manager and the HSD Chief Archeologist, this position will perform advanced archeological, research and cultural resource management work primarily for the Levi Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations State Historic Sites (SHS) of the Texas Historical Commission (THC). This position will contribute to planning and evaluation related to overall museum operations including, but not limited to public programming development and implementation, creation and distribution of online content and social media, retail product development, and budgeting and allocation of resources to accomplish site goals.

Significant to the antebellum period of Texas history and the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, Levi Jordan Plantation hosted a sizable agricultural operation. Levi Jordan moved his family and 12 enslaved workers to Texas to establish a sugar and cotton plantation on the San Bernard River in the 1840s. The site highlights the multiple perspectives and evolving relationships of those who lived and worked on the land during the 19th century. Today, the Levi Jordan Plantation provides a unique opportunity to understand the evolving agricultural history of the South and the early African American experience in Texas. At nearby Varner-Hogg Plantation, generations of Texas history, commerce and entrepreneurship encapsulate this site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and free, who worked to build Texas. Over its 134‑year history, the site hosted sugarcane production, cattle ranching, and oil drilling as it transitioned through the ownership of the Varners, the Pattons, and the Hoggs.

The Site Archeologist will not only work at these two significant sites, but occasionally at other THC-managed State Historic Sites in Texas. Work will involve overseeing the archeological and preservation planning for the historic Levi Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations; assisting with the development and implementation of a Public Archeology program for the sites; conducting archeological field investigations, coordinating and assisting with the processing and analysis of artifact collections; and reporting on the results of investigations at the various State Historic Sites throughout the state. The successful applicant will work under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.

New on-site housing is available at the rate of $308.60 monthly. The housing rate is established by THC policy, calculated using federal guidelines, and may change annually according to market values. Utilities are included with the monthly rate. The house is 1600 square foot, three bedrooms, two baths, a two-car carport with storage, and an 800 square foot screened porch. The house has all major appliances including washer and dryer.

23-1200-1 Archeologist (Archeologist III).pdf

Job Vacancy Notice
Position Title: Archeologist
Classification Title: Archeologist III
Job Posting Number: 23-1200-1
Salary: $4,700.00-$5,000.00/Month
Salary Group/Class#: B22/7310
FLSA: Exempt
Opening Date: 09/07/2022
Closing Date: Until filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Hours/Week: 40
Work Location Address: Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site, 10510 FM 524, Brazoria, TX 77422

To apply for this position, please complete the electronic
State of Texas Application for Employment through CAPPS Recruit.