Topic ID #22766 - posted 8/29/2012 12:00 PM

Field and Lab technician - NY looking for projects - CRM and Museum



yvonne-cher

Yvonne-Cher Elaina Skye

860 Bushwick Ave Apt. 3B Brooklyn, NY 11221

yvonneskye@yahoo.com

A.K.A Janelle Smith Cabildo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Owner, Administrative Support

Owner, Administrative support.  Your Girl Friday International.  Please see website, as it covers all of my skills and web designing creativity.  www.yourgirlfriday.org

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Museum Coordinator

Marketing, Operations and Programming Coordinator, July 2011 – May 2012 Modoc Historical Museum 600 South Main St. Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-2944

Environmental condition interior office, museum displays and archival stations.  My responsibilities include but are not limited to: Guest relations, cash handling, exhibit creation and maintenance, archival research and preservation, data entry into Past Perfect software the collections, accessioning donations and gifts to the museum, collections management, archiving and preservation of current and past accessions, operational tasks, marketing and promoting the hours, programs and gift shop maintained by the museum.  The job is part time and I am available to participate in field projects as my schedule is flexible.  I am eligible for rehire in May 2012 when the museum once again reopens for the public.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Archaeologist

Field technician, April 2011 – June 2011 Archaeological Investigation Northwest INC, Portland OR 2632 S.E. 162nd Ave.  Portland OR 97236 USA 503-761-6605

Environmental conditions consisted of high desert vegetation at 4700 feet elevation in Lakeview, OR.  Terrain consisted of rolling hills, sagebrush forests, semi-arid lakebed, and marshes.  Climatic conditions varied from 20F to 50F.  Working conditions required the usage of personal protection equipment such as a florescent safety vest, white safety helmet, steel-toe boots, and all weather gloves.  Provided training to co-workers in regards to lab and clerical tasks required to archive field reports. 

· Phase II in Lakeview, OR Ruby Pipeline Project, a gas pipeline project extending over several states

    • Excavations of shovel tests on a known site to establish site boundaries and data recovery phase
    • Screening excavated materials through a ¼”, ⅛” screen
    • Identification of prehistoric materials such as faunal and worked lithics, i.e. obsidian and basalt
    • Documentation of finds and notation of sterility of test pits 
    • Photographing overviews of sites, isolates, and completed shovel tests

· Phase III in Lakeview, OR Pipeline Project

    • Participation on a team that excavated a 3mx3m test unit on a data recovery phase of a preexisting project
    • Screening excavated materials through a  ¼”, ⅛” screen
    • Identification of prehistoric materials such as faunal and worked lithics i.e. obsidian and basalt
    • Documentation of finds by 10cm level per unit excavated
    • Photographing of excavated units per level completion
    • Sketching and measurements of artifacts found within site to be included in final report

· Security

    • Participated in shifts of night watch over a culturally sensitive site   

Field technician, November 2010 – November 2010 Statistical Research Institute Redlands, CA 21 W. Stuart Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374 USA 909-335-1896

Environmental conditions consisted of Mojave Desert sagebrush, rolling hills, intermittent ravines.   Climatic conditions varied from 50F to 85F.

· Phase I in Mojave Desert near Lancaster, CA for the Wildflower Green Energy Project

    • Pedestrian survey covering an average of 45-50 acres per day
    • Notation of historical and prehistoric surface observations

Field technician, August 2009 – October 2009 Applied Earthworks 1391 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 559-229-1856

Environmental conditions consisted of rolling terrain segmented into farmland plots.  The projects required personal protective gear of a hardhat, leather gloves, steel-toed boots, a fluorescent vest and safety training.

Climatic conditions consisted of a dry heat with variant temperatures from 95F to 106F. 

· Phase I in Modesto, CA a gas pipeline placement plan PG&E along county roads

    • Screening ¼”, ⅛” screen through soil piles dug up by a backhoe
    • Identification of historic and prehistoric materials such as ceramics, faunal, lithics, and metals.
    • Documentation of finds and notation of sterility of test pits 

 

Field technician, June 2008- January 2009 Grey & Pape Inc. 1318 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 513-287-7700

Environmental conditions consisted of rolling terrain segmented into farmland plots.  The projects required personal protective gear of a hardhat, leather gloves, steel-toed boots, a fluorescent vest and safety training.

· Phase I in Dayton, OH county road widening project

o    Hand shoveled test pits on a historic and prehistoric site

· Phase III in Circleville, Ohio Rockies Express Pipeline project

o    Documentation of finds and notation of sterility of test pits

o    Hand shoveled excavation

o    Identification of historic and prehistoric materials such as ceramics, faunal, lithics, and metals.

o    Screened soil through a ¼”, ⅛” screen

· Phase I in Washington, Indiana highway expansion project

o    Hand shoveled test pits

o    Linear transect pedestrian surveys

o    Munsell soil identification

o    Screened soil through a ¼”, ⅛” screen

· Phase II and Phase III in Aberdeen, Ohio for an environmental impact survey of an industrial plant

o    Debris and vegetal cleanup on historic sites

o    Documentation of finds and the depth within which they were found

o    Identification of prehistoric lithic materials, historic materials

o    Munsell soil identification

o    Pedestrian and surface surveys on multiple prehistoric and historic sites; on various types of terrain 5 to 10 miles a day and carrying 15 lbs equipment in variant types of weather 

o    Screened soil through a ¼”, ⅛” screen

o    Sorted materials and labeled bags for future reference in the lab

Field and lab technician, April 2008 – June 2008 Quality Services 3459 Jet Dr. Rapid City, SD 605-388-5309

Environmental conditions consisted of rolling terrain segmented into farmland plots as well as ravines and river beds.  The projects required personal protective gear of a hardhat, leather gloves, steel-toed boots, a fluorescent vest and safety training.  Surveying equipment and techniques included the usage of handheld GPS units, and the Trimble for mapping points and areas to be input onto mapping software, and interpretation of NSGS 1:24:00 scale topographic maps. 

· Phase I in Scotland, South Dakota; Kaycee, and Sheridan, Wyoming; for cellular pipeline projects

o    Pedestrian and surface surveys on multiple prehistoric and historic sites; on various types of terrain 5 to 10 miles a day and carrying 15 lbs equipment in variant types of weather

o    Hand shoveled test pits

o    Identification of prehistoric lithic materials, historic materials

o    Documentation of materials found and the depth within which they were found

o    Munsell soil identification including sketching of soil profiles,

o    Sorting materials and labeling bags for future reference in the lab.

o    Collection of botanical samples and identification of said samples in the field, and lab

o    Photographed landscape, historic structures and artifacts with ruler, maintained a photo log

Field technician, June 2007 – August 2007 (3 months) ASM Affiliates

· Phase I and Phase II in San Diego, Poway, Carlsbad and San Ysidro California

o    Documentation of materials found and the depth within which they were found

o    Hand shoveled test pits

o    Identification of prehistoric lithic materials, historic materials

o    Munsell soil identification

o    Sorting materials and labeling bags for future reference in the lab

Field and Lab technician, June 2006 – August 2006 (1 month) Brian Smith and Associates, Poway, CA 858-484-0915

· Phase I in Pacific Beach, and San Ysidro, CA

o    Documentation of materials found and the depth within which they were found

o    Hand shoveled test pits on prehistoric and historic sites

o    Identification of prehistoric lithic materials, and historic materials

o    Munsell soil identification, and sketched soil profiles

o    Sorting materials and labeling bags for future reference in the lab

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Executive Director, January 2012 – May 2012 – The River Center, 600 S. Main St. Alturas, CA 96101

· Public liaison for the River Center

· Fair presentations

· Grant reviews, writing, reporting

· Document preparation, report writing, newspaper advertisements

· Promotions

· National Geographic GeoTourism Map Project Sierra Nevada

· Board meetings, minutes and agenda preparation

· Multiple projects and tasks as assigned as requested by the community, county, state and federal partners

Accessions assistant, June 2011 – Present, Modoc Historical Museum, The River Center, Chamber of Commerce 600 S. Main St. Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-5085

· Process collection from start to finish

· Sorting archival materials

· Creating documentation for gifts received, curation and research purposes

· Create catalog for archival materials

· Labeling and storing items for posterity

Museum docent and lab technician, January 2011 – May 2011 Fresno City College

· Docent and museum stewardship

o    Trained and prepared to perform following tasks

o    Maintained guestbook entries

o    setting and unsetting the alarm

o    turning on and off light displays and music

o    conducting tours of the displays and exhibits

o    Tasks as assigned

· Collections management

o    Sorted artifacts within a field collection, within future prospect of inputting collection into Past Perfect 4.0 software.

Archaeological materials and cultures

o    Prehistoric and Historic materials found in a site in Fresno County, California

o    Review of field notes to ensure proper identification of trinomials assigned to artifacts

Accessions Assistant, February 2010 – August 2010 Curry County Historical Society and Museum Gold Beach, OR 541-247- 2347

· Cataloguing and data entry of accessions documentation of gifts received, donor information, membership lists, and various documents as assigned onto Office Pro writer

· Data entry of accessions records from 1973 – 2010 onto Past Perfect 5 software

· Consultation of local and regional historic, archaeological, ethnographic, and paleontological finds

· Research of maritime archaeology along the Pacific coast and Rogue river

· Curation of historical materials of Curry county history such as medical supplies, postcards, photos, and quilts from the 1800’s until present.

Lab Technician, August 1995- September 1995 (2 months) ; March 1996 – June 1996 (4 months) ; June 2001- August 2003 (3 years and 3 months) San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego 16666 San Pasqual Valley, Escondido, CA 92027-7001 760-291-0370

· Sorting materials by class and labeling bags for archival purposes and displays

· Handled organic and inorganic prehistoric and historic materials

· Data entry onto library software for gray documents, field notes, Master’s degree theses, books, journals, periodicals and documentation recovered from the field for inclusion to the Center's library.

· Identification and cataloging of materials in various "Orphan" collections, these contained historic and prehistoric materials and minimal documentation.

Museum docent and lab technician, August 2004- June 2006 Miami University Anthropology Museum

· Docent and museum stewardship


o    Maintained guestbook entries

o    setting and unsetting the alarm

o    turning on and off light displays and music

o    conducting tours of the displays and exhibits


· Collections management

o    Cataloged artifacts held within the museum collection, sorted, measured, photographed, cataloged, specific collections via input of the data into Arcsoft museum software.

Archaeological materials and cultures

o    Pre-dynastic Egyptian farm tools, Syrian Ceramics and stone tools

o    Eastern Mediterranean stone tools

o    European Neolithic stone tools dating 10,000 years ago.  A portion of the stone tools that I identified and cataloged were chipped flints and axes discovered in the Somme Valley near Abbeville by Boucher de Perthes defined in his Diluvial theory

o    Ethnological Materials: New Guinea fertility body wear, textiles from modern Kenya, Prehistoric and historic Native American collections

Lab technician, August 2005-June 2006 Miami University Brandmiller Circus Museum

· Collections management

o    Identification and cataloged of 3000+ slides, 20+ films, and 109+ LP albums, preserved, cataloged, researched, photographed and input on Arcsoft museum software.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE – Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Speaker 1995-2008

Archaeological student

Collections management of individual projects consisting of identification of artifacts held within the university collection, measurements, description, photographing objects, preparation of affiliated documentation, film viewing and interpretation, and inputting all data retained onto museum software. Historic and Prehistoric object handling, identification, and curation of the following materials: lithics, ceramics, textiles, metals, shell, biological remains, botanical remains, manufactured materials, film, photos, posters, brochures, and documents.

Fieldwork experience includes a season working, in San Marcos, California at a prehistoric Luiseno site, where I was trained in the proper usage of shovel and trowel in field excavation, identification of lithic materials that were manufactured into stone tools or debitage, the usage of a 1m x 1m dry screen to remove materials from surrounding matrix, training and usage of a high pressure hose to wet screen materials to remove from surrounding matrix, the usage of hand tools to locate and identify pertinent materials i.e. flint materials from other ground surface materials. While in the field, I acquired important basic safety knowledge, including but not limited to observation of wildlife, ground cover variations and soil depressions to avoid physical injury.  As well as personal safety precautions required for working within a desert environment.

Archaeologist/Anthropologist/Ethnographer/Environmental Scientist/Researcher/ Speaker

Research conducted included archival research, interviews, interpretation, leading to various PowerPoint presentations and speeches on the research in a scholastic forum, pending publication.

Caribbean Archaeology research included a feminist reinterpretation of ethnographic and archaeological interpretation of gender roles amongst the indigenous people of the Caribbean. 

Egyptology: 1) Hieroglyphs and initial interpretation by Champollion, including the history around the discovery of the Rosetta Stone 2) 18th dynasty fertility cults and their resistance to transition from a polytheistic to a monotheistic religious and political system;

Geography: GIS map interpretation and development of raster data to identify ideal locations for a school.

Hydrology: capillary action of water and its cellular bonding capabilities,

Linguistics: presentation of terminology usage that segregates by gender in ethnographic and archaeological literature on prehistoric societies observed by biased ethnographers.

Marine Archaeology: 1) an introduction to the history, important individuals within the profession and an over view of terminology and methodologies of Marine Archaeology 2) an introduction to Conchology consisting of identification of the shells of freshwater and saltwater species and subsistence and ceremonial usage within an archaeological site.

Religion American Psychics and the Filipino-American groups who used the Psychic services to answer specific questions in their personal lives, and the connectedness they pursued to continue a tradition held within their country of origin.

Soil Geography  mapping and identification of the ideal location of a watershed, a landfill, a septic system and pond, vegetation, housing development with specifications, in reference to a soil survey of Butler County, Ohio comparing soil acidity, permeability, depth of water table, vegetation, biological factors, climatic conditions, botanical factors, soil composition, granular size and compaction, and anthropometric factors.

South American Archaeology identification and reinterpretation of gender roles as portrayed in ceramic vessels found within the Peruvian and Ecuadorian regions.

COMPUTER SKILLS

o    Arcsoft: Library Software

o    GIS: software ArcGIS, coursework in Archaeology, and Soil Geography

o    Internet

o    Library Software

o    Microsoft Office 1997-2007: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note, Word, and Works.

o    Past Perfect 3.0 – 5.0: Museum Archival software

o    Photo House

o    Windows 95-2007: Calendar, software

o    More software experience that pertain to clerical/administrative duties rather than archaeology

COMMITTEES - Institution, Titles and Achievements

October 2011 - Present

Economic Vitality for Modoc County

Volunteer Coordinator - Friends of the Library Modoc County

September 2011 - Present

Toastmaster's, Warner Mountain Chapter, Secretary and member

July 2011 - Present

MORT Modoc Outdoor Recreational and Tourism

Pit River Center - an environmental conservation and watershed management organization

Modoc County Historical Society

January 2011 – May 2011

Fresno City College – NAISA – Native American Intertribal Student Association – member

Fresno City College – Anthropology Student Association - member

August 2003- May 2004

Miami University – SEAM (Society for the Enhancement of Anthropology at Miami) served as a member and one year as Vice President. The group met weekly to discuss current cultural, physical, archaeological, and linguistic Anthropological issues. Set up lectures for public presentations in Anthropological topics. Participated in two of the annual call for papers in Anthropological Research, 1) Gender studies in Archaeological interpretation 2) Filipino-American study and belief system in Psychics an American phenomenon.

August 1995-May 2000

San Diego Community College District – Inter-campus Hiring Committees – Affirmative Action Representative

CERTIFICATES

High School Diploma – San Diego Mark Twain Jr. Sr. High School – 1992

AA in Anthropology – San Diego Mesa College – 1998

Dean’s Honor List – San Diego Mesa College – 1996

Dean’s Honor List – Miami University – 2005

BA in Anthropology – Miami University - 2005

BA in Environmental Science – Miami University - 2005

REFERENCES

Available on request






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