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

About SECAR:

St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research is a non-profit foundation established in 2004. We conduct archaeological investigations, excavations, research, and interpretation. Appointed by the executive island government, SECAR and its staff are the stewards of all terrestrial and marine archaeological properties and cultural material for St. Eustatius. As stewards of the archaeology of St. Eustatius, we aim to promote the rich and diverse archaeological history of the island to not only the people of St. Eustatius but all communities around the world.

SECAR’s Core Values:

  • To conduct proficient, innovative, and creative approaches to archaeological research.
  • Education and student development though field school and volunteer opportunities.
  • Community development and archaeological awareness in public archaeological projects.
  • Quality and experienced instruction through reliable leadership.
  • Promote the cultural history and heritage of St. Eustatius.

Application Process:

Send a cover letter and your current CV to


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.