NYAC 2019 Ballot

BALLOT 2019
New York Archaeological Council

Vote for one person in each position from the following list of candidates. Only one Board position is open this season and the two candidates listed for the Board slot are running for the same seat. See ballot for candidate statements.

Write-ins are accepted. Please print the write-in name. A write-in candidate will not be considered unless they agree to serve during the voting period.

Only full and graduate student members in good standing may vote.

DEADLINE: April 10, 2019 (ballots must be postmarked by 4/10/17)

2019 NYAC Ballot (95.1 KiB)

NYAC/NYSAA Spring Conference Information

April 26-28, 2019
Holiday Inn, Johnstown, NY
Hosted by Van Epps-Hartley Chapter

The Van Epps-Hartley chapter is proud to host the 103rd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC).

The NYAC spring meeting will be held Friday afternoon at the conference hotel. Conference tours will include Fort Johnson on Friday afternoon and the Schenectady Stockade on Sunday afternoon.

NYAC/NYSAA Spring Conference Preliminary Program 2019 (1.7 MiB)

Director of Public Archaeology Facility

Binghamton University’s Division of Research seeks a Director for the University’s Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), a campus-designated Organized Research Center. PAF is an archaeological research center that specializes in all dimensions of cultural resource management (CRM) within the Northeastern U.S., mainly in New York and Pennsylvania. Established in 1972, PAF’s grants and contracts support 25 employees (project managers, field/lab technicians, and administrative personnel) within the University’s Division of Research. Our staff provides federal, state, local, and private groups within the Northeastern US with professional archaeological surveys in compliance with state and federal regulations. Our grants and contracts generate scholarly research that enhances the professional visibility of our staff, faculty, students, and university within the local community, region, and nation. We train archaeologists (undergraduates and graduates) to be field and research specialists within a CRM context. Our staff implements “Public Archaeology” through community programs, Native American collaborations, and preservation initiatives.

The successful candidate will be expected to be a strong cultural resource management (CRM) professional with demonstrated experience in managing all operations associated with a thriving CRM research center within a University setting. The person selected will be collegial and have a record of working collaboratively with an established professional staff of archaeologists and administrative staff. This is a full-time research management position. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong research focus (preferably within the Northeast or Middle Atlantic), and be capable of advancing the education, research, and outreach mission of PAF and Binghamton University.

Binghamton University Job Posting

Panel Discussion – Native American Consultation Practices

Consultation with the Native American Tribal Nations is a requirement for nearly all Cultural Resource Projects that will impact an identified Native American site.  The need for consultation can be triggered as part of federal permitting review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as review by state agencies under Section 14.09 of the New York State Historic Preservation Act, and in some instances as part of local review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.  Although Cultural Resources Consultants understand the importance of consulting with Native American Nations for these projects, the boundaries of Agency oversight and responsibilities/appropriate protocols for initiating and undertaking this consultation are not always clearly defined for Cultural Resource Consultants, agency personnel, and/or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.  As a result, there can be miscommunication and delays during project review.

The goals of this program are to clarify Agency expectations for Cultural Resource Consultants, the role of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and their consultants in the review process. This meeting is a precursor to a greater convocation with tribal representatives, possibly this fall, to discuss issues and concerns of stakeholders, as well as improve understanding about the roles and responsibilities of engaged parties including tribal representatives and their agents, agencies, CRM practitioners, and developers.

A panel of CRM and Agency representatives will present summary statements at the meeting. There will be an opportunity for NYAC members to relate experiences and discuss the outcomes. If you are interested in addressing the panel, please consider signing up head by sending an email to pipesml@aol.com. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.

Museum Scientist 2, New York State Museum

Please view the full announcement here: http://www.nysed.gov/hr/employment/museum-scientist-2-1548354136

New York State Museum JobThe New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 2 position in the New York State Museum’s (NYSM) Cultural Resources Survey Program (CRSP).  The CRSP is an applied research program of the Museum’s Research & Collections Division that provides research and assessment of archaeological and architectural resources for other state agencies. Under the supervision of the Co-Director of the Museum’s CRSP Research and Collections Division, the incumbent will serve as the Geospatial Information System (GIS) and the Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialist for the program. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

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