Heritage Program Resource Assistant – ONSITE – Region 10

Start/End Dates: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $600 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical insurance provided upon request.

Application Due: November 15, 2023

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

  • a college graduate.

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Position Description: 

The Heritage Program Resource Assistant will primarily organize the Alaska Region Heritage program records located in the Regional Office in Juneau. Duties include sorting hard copy records into three categories: federal records, temporary records, and reference material. They will scan and prepare applicable records for transfer to the Federal Records Center and update the records inventory. Other duties include assisting the Regional Heritage Program Manager with public outreach, and assisting the Tongass National Forest Juneau Ranger District Heritage staff with archaeological field investigations.


  • Sort hard copy Heritage program records into agency file code categories. Serve as subject matter expert on archaeological and historical documentation, photographs, and program records in other formats.

  • Update records inventory utilizing existing Access Database. Serve as primary contact for questions related to Regional Office Heritage program records.

  • Scan and electronically organize permanent records prior to preparing the hard copies for transfer to the Federal Records Center. Tag electronic files with correct metadata. Apply archival treatment to fragile historical documentation.

  • Assist Regional Heritage Program Manager with public outreach projects, planning for regional Heritage team meetings and trainings, and/or compilation of annual reporting data.

  • Assist local Heritage program staff in the field as needed. Participate in cultural resources inventory, identification, and recordation. Serve as field assistant to District Archaeologists and Archaeological Technicians.


Major studies relevant to this position: archaeology, anthropology, history, archival or collections management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of the field of archaeology, anthropology, history, archival or collections management

  •  Basic understanding of different types of archaeological and historical documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Basic knowledge of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Access, and Teams (can be trained on the job)

  • Direct experience conducting arduous field work and working as part of a team in a remote setting

  • Direct experience handling fragile historical documents and images

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an office environment as part of a team

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