Topic ID #36633 - posted 1/21/2016 2:37 PM

Struggling Archaeological Artist Looking for Stable Work


Dear Archaeology world,
My name is Jules Haigler. I have a BA in Anthropology and have experience in two field schools both historic and prehistoric as well as professional experience with a few historic sites in the Southern United States through CRM. I am also a professionally trained artist who has had years experience with illustrations, interpretive drawing, technical drawing, mapping, and other creative mediums. I hope to one day use my artistic skills to further my love for archaeology and learning. I will attach on here a resume and a link to an online portfolio of some of my professional artwork should anyone be interested (please note that these artworks are not examples of my technical drawings. To see those please email me at or see my linkedin link for examples). I am willing to relocate.
Thank you.

Artwork link:



Seeking stable employment with opportunities for personal growth with a company looking for a multi-talented individual that offers hard work, perseverance, dedication, and who will contribute to the growth and success of the company.


Louisiana State University, B.A. in Anthropology, December 2012

Cum Laude, with 3.75 GPA. Research Publication entitled “Excavations in a middle woodland Plaza: Hare Hammock and Environs Revisited,” Dr. Rebecca Saunders, Craig Dengel, and Jules Haigler, SEAC poster in Baton Rouge, LA, in 2012

Baton Rouge Magnet High School, 2009 Honor Graduate, 4.1 GPA


1) Barnes and Noble, Baton Rouge, LA, November 2015 to Present

Title: Part-Time Receiver


Work around the store, helping in all departments.

Main tasks include receiving packages, processing inventory, and organizing the back room.

Other tasks include running the cash register, helping out at the customer service desk, and shelving books.

2) The Fresh Market, Baton Rouge, LA, March 2015 to August 2015

Title: Coffee/ Candy Department Manager


Ordering and stocking products from company vendors as well as providing detailed inventory

Managing the coffee bar and collecting customer orders

Overseeing and providing maintenance and cleanliness of departments

Creating elaborate, creative, and large displays for all seasonal items. Displays won company contests as best in the district.

Providing assistance to other departments when and where needed.

Handling sales, purchases, imputing data, and monitoring profits

3) Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA, March 2014— March 2015

Title: Weekend Tour Manager, Office Assistant


Leading plantation historical and ghost tours

Acting as Overnight Manager for Bed and Breakfast (B&B) customers.

Contributing to an increased and improved online profile of the business

Handling/managing the general public and crowds effectively and courteously

Structuring guided tours to correspond to age and language of audience

Providing various customer service, bookkeeping, data entry, and receptionist duties

Stocking/Inventory for the Gift shop and managing the cash register

Performing maintenance and janitorial duties as needed for the historical home.

4) Rural Life Museum & Chatsworth Plantation Archaeology Project, Baton Rouge, LA, Jan 2013— Jan 2014

Employer: LSU Rural Life Museum, and LSU-L’Auberge Casino (grant-funded project at Chatsworth)

Title: Research Laboratory and Field Technician


Professionally cataloged, showcased, and illustrated artifacts with the goal of educating the public

and increasing the understanding and appreciation of such items.

Scientifically excavated and recorded the historical sugar plantation, slave quarters, and mill

Provided detailed historical period analysis of collected artifacts.

Provided detailed drawings of artifacts, structures, and surrounding environments

Provided artistic interpretations of historical objects from artifact pieces

Mentored LSU undergraduate archaeology field students in both laboratory and field work

Performed surveys using standard survey equipment including transit

Performed detailed field mapping

Improved museum lab procedures

Imputing data into spreadsheets to create an organized system.

Provided tours to the general public on visiting/open-house days.


Archaeological Dig – Florida, Summer 2011, Hare Hammock Prehistoric Site, under Dr. Rebecca Saunders

Archaeological Dig – Galvez, Summer 2010, Galveztown Historic Site, under Dr. Rob Mann

Magnolia Mound Plantation – Conducted tours to public and shovel test digs. Supervisor: John Sykes

Kids Can Draw Art Studio – Conducted summer camps for children. Supervisor: Barbara Crosley

 For a list of references please call or email me at:

(225) 245-4581


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