Topic ID #28877 - posted 5/21/2013 2:37 PM

New England-based Field Tech - UK Trained - Very Willing to Travel


                                                            Michael A. Kirkpatrick
38 Saint James Avenue                                                                                                     413.221.4706
Holyoke, MA 01040                                                                                   

Postgraduate Certificate in Biological Archaeology - 2012 - University of York: York, UK
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - 2008 - University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA
Certificate of Archaeological Field School - 2007 - University of Reading: Reading, UK
Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts - 2007 - Springfield Tech. Comm. College: Springfield, MA

Teaching Experience
October 2010 to Current - Substitute Teacher
  Amherst Regional Public Schools: Amherst, MA, USA.
    Served as both substitute for classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Assignments range
    from elementary grades to high school. Work includes from following pre-arranged
    teaching schedules/plans to working one-on-one with students.
September 2008 to August 2009 - ESL Teacher
  Little America. Gimpo, South Korea.
    The main focus of the position was teaching English to Korean students from kindergarten
    through pre-high school levels. Additional responsibilities included student phone
    interviews, parent-teacher meetings, curriculum planning and test preparation.

Archaeological Fieldwork

March to September 2010 - Participant - AHRC Fish ZooMS Project
  BioArCh, University of York: York, United Kingdom.
    Responsible for auger surveying, evaluating & selecting survey sites, as well as
    coordinating with landowners, local history groups and government agencies.
April 2010 - Volunteer - Heslington East Project
  University of York: York, United Kingdom.
    Duties included excavation, artifact recording, site photography and plan drawing.
September to October 2009 - Volunteer - Roman Villa Excavation at Faragola
  Università degli Studi di Foggia: Foggia, Italia.
    Duties included excavation, artifact cleaning/recording and plan drawing.
April to July 2008 - Phase I & II Field Technician - REX East & Various Projects
  ASC Group, Inc.: Indiana, Ohio & Pennsylvania, USA.
    Duties included shovel testing, unit excavation, pedestrian survey, profile/plan drawing,
    mapping and GIS data collection.
January to April 2008 - Phase II Field Technician - Thomas Corners/Turkey Hill Projects
  BL Companies: Bath, NY & Columbia, PA, USA.
    Duties included shovel testing, unit excavation, pedestrian survey and profile/plan
Summer 2007 - Student Participant - The Silchester ‘Insula IX’ Roman Town Life Project
  University of Reading: Reading, United Kingdom.
    Duties included unit excavation, profile/plan drawing, site planning and artifact cleaning.

Laboratory Experience
March to September 2010 - Participant - AHRC Fish ZooMS Project
  BioArCh, University of York: York, United Kingdom.
    Duties included soil sample processing, macro-fossil identification, MALDI plate
    preparation & spotting, mass spectra analysis and peptide ‘fingerprinting’ of the Cyprinid
Fall 2007 - Laboratory Assistant - Pocumtuck Fort Archaeology Project
  University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA, USA.
    Tasks were artifact cleaning/photography, digitally inking plans/profiles, and database
    management. Artifacts consisted of native & historic ceramics, glass beads, bone
    fragments and cut brass.

Language Proficiencies
  English (Fluent), Italian (Lower Intermediate), American Sign Language (Lower Intermediate)

Computer Skills
  ArcGIS; Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop; Microsoft Word, Access, Excel & Powerpoint;
  FileMaker Pro; TerraSync; Final Cut Pro; Inkscape; OpenOffice


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