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SC Dept. of Archives and History

Review Coordinator for Transportation Projects

The South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has a job opening for its Review Coordinator for Transportation Projects.  This position coordinates the SHPO’s review of federally-funded transportation and transportation enhancement projects to ensure consideration of South Carolina’s architectural/historic and archaeological resources.  The application deadline is September 30, 2012.  View the complete posting and apply on the website or by searching for Review Coordinator for Transportation Projects.


Job Title: Review Coordinator for Transportation Project

Agency: Department of Archives and History

Opening Date: Wed. 08/22/12

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/30/12 11:59 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range: $31,182.00 - $57,695.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $31,182 Max:$35,000

Job Type: Time Limited - Full-Time

Location: Richland County, South Carolina


Position Responsibilities:

Coordinates the State Historic Preservation Office's review of federally-funded transportation projects. Coordinates and prepares for approriate agency signature recommended agency responses on federal undertakings involving transportation and transportation enhancement projects submitted for comment under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, and through NEPA documents. Provides input for SCDOT long-range planning including Advanced Project Planning Reports, and for transportation projects coordinated through Local Public Agency Administration program.

Key functions:

  • Consults with state and federal agencies, owners and managers, and consultants and interprets state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Evaluates significance of historic/architectural and archaeological properties based on National Register of Historic Places criteria (coordinating with other staff as needed);
  • Assesses the potential effect of proposed projects on historic/architectural and archaeological properties (coordinating with other staff as needed);
  • Makes site visits;
  • Attends liaison coordination meetings with SCDOT, and provides training on Section 106 at DOT workshops. Also attends public information meetings and public hearings as requested by SCDOT;
  • Reviews and comments on memoranda of agreement;
  • Tracks agency responses to transportation projects through maintenance of databases, logs, and preparation of reports.
  • Additional duties: Helps consultants, SCDOT, local governments and other organizations to plan, implement, and promote surveys of historic properties. Consults with professional consultants and comments on draft products; coordinates field evaluation of surveys to determine National Register eligible resources; assists with digitization of cultural resource survey information to ensure availability in online GIS system ArchSite.

For more information:

Department of Archives and History

8301 Parklane Road Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803-896-6160      

Spencer Art Museum: Curator of Global Indigenous Art

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Curator
Working Title: Curator of Global Indigenous Art
Job Category: Unclassified Academic Staff
Staff Position Number: 00066240
Department Name: Spencer Art Museum
Department Number: 2136000 
Supervisor: Associate Director/SeniorCurator
Position Posting:
Review of applications: begins April 20, 2012
The Spencer Museum of Art seeks an innovative, team-oriented, andhighly motivated Curator of Global Indigenous Art.  TheSpencer Museum of Art (SMA) forms a vital part of academic life at theUniversity of Kansas (KU). The Museum supports research and promoteseducation across the arts, humanities, social and natural sciencesthrough the growth and preservation of its collections, the developmentof a community of scholars, publications and creative presentations aswell as the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resourcesto the public.
The Curator of Global Indigenous Art will develop exhibitions,publications, and public programs on the arts and cultures of theAmericas, Africa and Oceania from the ancient to the contemporaryperiods.  Reporting to the AssociateDirector/Senior Curator, the Curator of Global Indigenous Art isresponsible for:
•        documentation, research, preservation, publication andgrowth of the historic and contemporary Indigenous art collection;
•        organization of all aspects of permanent collection andloan exhibitions related to the collection area and thematic areas ofinterest;
•        collaboration with education and academic programs staff  as well as University colleagues across disciplinesand Indigenous communities, including the Indigenous communities ofKansas, to develop and implement a wide range of interpretive programsand materials based on the collection and exhibitions;
•        engagement with scholars, including KU faculty andstudents, and Indigenous communities to provide expertise on Museumobjects for teaching and research;
•        writing and speaking about global Indigenous art.
The curator will also be actively involved in the cultivation ofdonors, grant writing and other development activities. The idealcandidate will bring an innovative approach to exhibitions that willbroaden an understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, arts,cultures, and religions of the world, past and present. The Curator ofGlobal Indigenous Art is also part of the team for NAGPRA claimsresearch and resolution.
The Spencer Museum of Art’s collection of Global Indigenous art iscurrently housed in a separate facility at the University of Kansas. Itconsists of approximately 9,300 objects and supporting materials (62%North and Central American, 15% African, 9% South American, and 14%Asian, Oceanic and European). The curator will be responsible foractively featuring these works in long-term collection-basedinstallations and short-term exhibitions, and in collaborations forthematic presentations across curatorial areas.

Successful candidates will possess a strong record of historicalresearch that embraces the arts of Indigenous cultures of the Americas,Africa and/or Oceania, explores the transnational connections betweenthem, and attends to how broader issues of Indigeneity are materializedin visual culture. Although recent recipients of the PhD are invited toapply, ideal candidates will present a record of publications andextensive curatorial experience as well as strong leadership andinterpersonal skills. The candidate will have demonstrated success indeveloping and maintaining academic, cultural, and curatorial programswhile building and maintaining collections. The successful candidateshould also be willing to work with practicing artists and Indigenouscommunities, and to engage in an interdisciplinary way with globalIndigenous visual culture.

Application Materials
A complete application will include the following:
1) An online application (;
2) CV;
3) Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position
4) Contact information for three references;
5) Research statement; and
6) Writing sample which is a recent publication (peer review article,book chapter, etc.) or exhibition catalog.
For more information:
Spencer Museum of Art:
The University of Kansas:

2012 Summer Employment Opportunities for Architects/Historians with HABS/HAER/HALS




The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings
Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes
Survey), a division of the National Park Service, seeks applications
from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites
and structures of architectural, engineering and landscape significance
throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and the
preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical
reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Prints and Photographs
Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last twelve weeks,
beginning in May/June. Salaries range from approximately $6,000 to
approximately $11,000 for the summer, depending on job responsibility,
locality of the project, and level of experience.

Applications Due: 16 February 2012 (postmark date)Application information can be found on our web site:

View examples of HDP documentation on the Library of Congress web site:

Download the HDP Summer 2012 Recruitment Poster from our web site: (15mb high-resolution .PDF)

For additional information regarding the HABS/HAER/HALS Summer 2012 Documentation Program, please contact:

Judy Davis
Summer Program Administrator
Heritage Documentation Programs Division National Park Service (2270)
1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC  20005
Tel: (202) 354-2135

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261