Southwest Regional Director

Website The Archaeological Conservancy


POSITION: Southwest Regional Director

General Information: The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC) is the only national organization that acquires; preserves and manages archaeological sites in the U.S. Founded in 1980, the organization is seeking a Southwest Regional Director based in Albuquerque, NM.


Program Objectives: 1) Acquire, preserve, and manage archaeological sites in the Southwest and Great Plains (NM, AZ, CO, UT TX, OK, KS, NE, WY, SD); 2) Generate support funds for this program; 3) Build public support- for archaeological preservation.

Position Responsibility is to: 1) Complete all phases of land acquisition projects; 2) Evaluate · proposed projects suggested by experts; 3) Conduct extended negotiations with landowners to acquire property through gift or purchase; 4) Work with central office on tax; legal and financial matters relating to acquisitions; 5) Generate funding for specific acquisition projects; 6) Work with interested persons and groups (including governments) to build support for archaeological site preservation; 7) Supervise management of existing preserves; 8) Supervise support staff and volunteers; 9) Conduct archaeological tours.

Qualifications: 1) Demonstrated preservation/conservation ethic and/or public interest ethic. Very high motivation; 2) Generalist education with a superior academic record, minimum bachelor’s degree, some archaeological education is desirable; 3) At least one year experience in real estate, law, business, or entrepreneurship; 4) Excellent speaking and writing skills; 5) Ability to work with a wide variety of people, farmers to corporate executives; 6) Ability to work independently and decisively and to successfully complete a wide variety of tasks; 7) Experience with archaeological-site preservation and/or cultural resource management.

Availability: Fall 2022.

Salary: Depends on experience. Excellent benefits.

Location: Based in Albuquerque with extensive travel throughout the region (persons unable to travel extensively need not apply).

Application Procedure: Send resume and letter indicating interest in this position to The Archaeological Conservancy, 1717 Girard Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or email moc.liamgnull@snochcra.kram.

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