Archaeology/Museum Technician looking for positions in CA but willing to travel
Erin M. Baker
To obtain a(n) Archaeology/Museum Technician position in CA but willing to travel if needed.
2005-2009 California State University, Chico
- Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
- Dean’s Honor Roll Fall 08’ and Spring 09’
2003-2005 Santa Rosa Junior College
2000-2003 Santa Rosa High School
2010 Student Conservation Association (SCA) Triangle, VA.
Museum Internship at Prince William Forest Park, NPS
- Worked under the supervision of the Cultural Resource Manager. Utilized ICMS (Interior Collection Management System) database to conduct research on archival collections, created tag sets for blueprints, and updated object locations. Worked independently unless being trained on new duties. Conducted research on the historic Washington-Rochambeau route that ran through the park as well as the old mine. Assisted in accessioning new items into collections and ICMS database. Responsible for assisting with Museum Management and overseeing collections. Conducted daily humidity/temperature checks on storage unit as well as monthly pest control assessments. Assisted Regional Archaeologist in GPS of unrecorded cemeteries and prehistoric sites located throughout 15,000 acres park. Transcribed oral histories from those associated with the park’s history. Voluntarily assisted in a moth survey conducted at the park as well as an archaeological dig at Monocracy National Battlefield in Maryland.
2009/2010 Santa Rosa City Schools District Santa Rosa, CA.
Special Education Teaching Assistant
- Served as an aide to certified personnel in the supervision, care and instruction of physically, emotionally and educationally handicapped students. Duties include but not limited to: Assisting teachers in conducting lessons and other classroom activities, working with students in small groups or one on one to reinforce basic skills, preparing and assisting with various classroom projects, assisting in the preparation of graphic and written teaching materials, conferring, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet the needs of students, and preparing and maintaining of records.
2009 North Eastern Information Center (NEIC) Chico,CA.
Internship at CSU, Chico (90 hrs)
- Became familiar with the NEIC archives and research techniques relating to historical resource management and preservation. Trained in the review of incoming site records, procedures for assignment of state primary or trinomial numbers, and mapping of archaeological sites on the NEIC resource location base maps. Learned to review, interpret, and glean selected information from newly received historical resource investigation reports that are mapped onto the NEIC base maps, assigned an NEIC bibliographic number, and entered into an electronic and hard copy bibliography.
2008 Betty’s Hope Archaeological Field School Antigua, WI.
- Took part in a month long archaeological field school located on the Island of Antigua in the Caribbean. The Field School was led by Dr. Georgia Fox of CSU, Chico and was acquired through Continuing Education Department. Actively took part in learning all technique of an excavation from setting grid lines to cataloging artifacts as well as learning how to utilize a totals station for taking levels at the site. Was responsible for opening two units (squares) at site along with keeping a detailed notebook of drawings, artifact sketches, and daily activities.
2006 The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Cambridge, UK.
Assistant to Collections Specialist, Paleontology
- Volunteered at The Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge in order to gain experience in Museum work. Worked alongside Collections Specialist in keeping record of fossils in distinct areas of museum. Assisted in light office tasks and museum management. Assigned tasks each day that related greatly with the running and care of the museum. Took inventory of fossils displayed in cases running along center of museum.
2006 York Archaeological Trust (YAT) York, UK.
Volunteer Dig Trainee
- Volunteered at an excavation in York, England. The site was rich in archaeological finds such as Viking and Roman material and was located close to the famous York Minster. Trained on all techniques and steps in the excavation of a trench. My duties included but not limited to drawing, recovering, recording, measuring, cleaning and sorting, and reporting developments to Site Director. Worked alongside professionals in the field of archaeology and was an important part of a wonderful team of diggers.
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