Archaeology director for SECAR


The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research currently is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Senior Archaeologist and Director for the Foundation. SECAR is a small foundation with limited resources; as a result, the Senior Archaeologist/Director is required to simultaneously fulfill a variety of responsibilities and to undertake a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to, supervision and direction of projects and students, management of projects, maintenance of collections. The directorship also requires the ability to coordinate with government and community agencies and to conduct public outreach to engage with the community. In addition to the appropriate educational and experience qualifications, the successful applicant must demonstrate the ability and willingness to improvise and to multi-task. 


      Commitment to relocation to the island of St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands, for a minimum of 3 years.

      Commitment to familiarization with all applicable local and national laws and regulations, including the Island’s Monument Ordinance and Dutch heritage laws.


      Managing the foundation’s daily affairs

      Mentoring students/interns

      Planning and conducting archaeological surveys, excavations, and various complex projects, including all financial, logistical, research and reporting aspects

      Performing all necessary field/laboratory tasks

      Collections management and curation

      Timely preparation of proposals and reports as required

      Preparation of applications for grants/funding

      Oversight/conduct of important public outreach component (ex: public presentations/community involvement/exhibitions/etc.)


      Minimum of a Master’s Degree in anthropology, archaeology, historical archaeology, or closely related field

      Experience in, pre-historic archaeology, colonial archaeology, or maritime archaeology

      3+ years of fieldwork experience including in the area of CRM, preferably some in the Caribbean

      Demonstrated experience in supervision of fieldwork,

      Demonstrated experience in identification of various artifacts from pre-historic to modern

      Demonstrated experience in conducting analysis and interpretation of field and laboratory data

      Demonstrated experience in the management of complex data recovery projects

      Preferred 3+ year of experience in the management and conduct of commercial archaeology projects

      Demonstrated experience in the timely writing and production of technical reports and/or publications


      Fluency in English, preferred candidate to be proficient in Dutch

      Excellent writing, communicating, and mentoring skills

      Preferred to be proficient in grant writing, GIS programs, budgeting, and coordination with government and community agencies

      Familiarity with UNESCO and Malta Treaty guidelines

      Commitment to live on a small island (3500 people) for an extended period of time


      $2500/month net salary

      Housing, utilities, and foundation vehicle provided

      Free healthcare

      20 days/year paid Vacation plus Holidays off with pay or compensating days off.

      Additional non-paid time off upon request

      Relocation costs covered

     Conference attendance granted for promotion of St. Eustatius and SECAR, after Board approval.

Application Process:

Send a cover letter and your current CV to

Non-Governmental Organization Grant Writer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify potential public and private funding sources for archaeological and community based projects.
  • Search American, British, Dutch, Caribbean, and international funding agencies.
  • Understand SECAR’s priorities in order to match funders’ interests.
  • Coordinate meetings to develop project ideas.
  • Write and prepare proposals and grant applications.


  • 2 years of grant writing experience
  • Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, English, or Communications
  • A wordsmith with advanced skills in grammar
  • Advanced understanding of English writing
  • Strong drive and determination to succeed
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to research success

Position Specifics:

  • Part time position (~20 hours)
  • Freelance status, not eligible for benefits
  • Pay is commission based, for every successful grant applied and awarded
  • You can work anywhere for this position

    Application Process:

    Send a cover letter and your current CV to

    Internships (Temporarily on hold)

    Apply for any of the internships listed below by sending your CV (with experience relevant to the position) and cover letter to

    Internship Position: Public Archaeologist
    Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December)
    Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Anthropology / Archaeology / History
    Description: Conduct public outreach activities that promote community awareness of the history and archaeology of St. Eustatius. Interns will learn the history and archaeological sites and monuments of the island in order to lead historical tours for residents, local schools, tourists, and governmental officials. They are expected be current with the latest SECAR projects and understand what archaeology and historically related research has been completed on St. Eustatius. The intern will also organize lectures, site tours, and historical/archaeological related informational meetings to promote public understanding.

    Internship Position: Cultural Anthropologist / Oral Historian

    Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December)
    Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Cultural Anthropology, experience with recording African culture and/or documenting slave history.
    Description: This project is intended to explore and document the remnants of the slavery culture on St. Eustatius by surveying the community, recording local stories, oral histories, music, dance, language, food, and other aspects of cultural characteristics. Also, the intern will produce a clear and succinct report of their findings that provides information that will be relevant to future researchers and sustains the protection of this fading culture.

    Internship Position: Artifact Preservation / Database entry
    Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December, & January-April)
    Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Anthropology/Archaeology/Museum Studies
    Description: The intern will oversee the cleaning, organizing, photographing, cataloguing, and curation of the SECAR in-house artifact collections. Other duties include helping set up local and traveling exhibits for museums and other research centers, reconstructing ceramics, glass, and other fragmented artifacts, and maintaining and organizing digital files associated with the artifact database.

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