Copyright © 2019 by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. River trips and backcountry hiking are among her favorite outdoor adventures. All rights reserved. Outgoing staff were provided transitional support. Over 200 people took part in the Women's March on Saturdaythat started at the train station and ending at Buckley Park. Employees have been informed for some time about the financial problems and the potential for reduced staffing. Interns will also have the option of working on a special project involving analysis and interpretation of artifact collections. Copyright © 2019 by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. In 2017, Crow Canyon launched the Northern Chaco Outliers Project, an investigation of an ancestral Pueblo village with two Pueblo II period (A.D. 950–1150) great houses. Crow Canyon's research focuses on the ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) occupation of the Mesa Verde region. A Crow Canyon staff member for more than 15 years, Sarah became Director of Cultural Explorations in 2014 and Chief Outreach Officer in 2019. In January, the education and research campus west of Cortez saw revenues were not keeping pace with rising operations costs, said Crow Canyon CEO Liz Perry. The Ice Lake Fire started Monday west of Silverton. Each cabin has men’s and women’s bathrooms and provides sleeping quarters for 24 students and four adults. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status. Sign up for our daily email newsletter or to receive breaking news delivered to your inbox: Choose from several print and digital subscription packages, © 1996–2020 Durango Herald | Ballantine Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. She joined the Crow Canyon team as she is fueled by a passion for nature and a desire to get people involved with their community. Archaeologist Susan Ryan, PhD., will oversee all the programs, including archaeology, Native American partnerships, education and sponsored projects. A seventh new building houses the first responder and nurses stations. The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge. After college, she worked as an archaeologist for the Post-Fire Assessment Team at Mesa Verde National Park. As part of a financial turnaround, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced an 18% cut in administrative staff this week. Crow Canyon … In such an environment, archaeology interns have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in working with, and learning from, a wide variety of people. In addition, American Indians—many of them descendants of the ancestral Pueblo people—consult on all facets of our research, and colleagues from many other disciplines contribute their expertise to help us achieve our objectives. A believer in the power of place and story, David says that the richest experiences are gained by witnessing the landscape, hearing the archaeological story, and learning from Native American insights and history. Crow Canyon’s 2015 budget was slightly more than $5 million. “We just can not afford to have an in-house marketing department anymore.”. In 2015, the campus used $1.3 million from fundraising to build six student cabins and a first responder cabin for school program participants. After college, she worked as an archaeologist for the Post-Fire Assessment Team at Mesa Verde National Park. Before that, he worked with at-risk populations in wilderness therapy programs throughout the United States, including six years in the deserts of Utah and the mountains of Colorado. Staffing was reduced from 67 to 55, and other cost-saving efficiency measures are being studied. They have 11 archaeologists on staff. The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge. The nonprofit generates one-third of its revenues from program fees, one-third from gifts and one-third from private foundations and grants, including from the Gates Foundation, History Colorado and the National Endowment for Humanities. Management positions also were reorganized. Field 1 & 2: Stay tuned for information in 2021 opportunities, Field 3 & 4: Stay tuned for information in 2021 opportunities, Laboratory 1 & 2: Stay tuned for information in 2021 opportunities, Laboratory 3 & 4: Stay tuned for information in 2021 opportunities, instructing and supervising lay participants in basic excavation techniques and archaeological concepts, answering questions about research that are posed by site visitors, excavating and recording architectural and nonarchitectural contexts, maintaining provenience control for excavated contexts and cultural materials, writing narrative notes and completing provenience forms, drawing measured plan maps and cross sections, drawing and describing stratigraphic profiles, surveying for buried structures using electrical-resisitivity geophysical equipment, processing archaeological specimens and samples, maintaining provenience control for cultural materials and records, analyzing a variety of artifacts, including pottery, stone tools, and stone debitage, managing archaeological collections using a relational database, instructing and supervising lay participants in artifact identification and laboratory methods and procedures, advanced undergraduate or graduate course work in archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, or related fields, minimum of four weeks of archaeological field and/or laboratory experience, motivation to improve field, laboratory, and (field and laboratory applicants only) teaching skills, ability to work as part of a team (interns attend research staff meetings and participate in discussions about research strategies and organization and scheduling of work), (field and laboratory applicants only) desire to instruct lay participants ranging from fourth graders to adults, many of whom have no previous archaeological experience, ability to perform technical work, make careful observations, and record data legibly and accurately. He grows food in his spare time and enjoys sharing with others in the wonder and awe of the world. 457M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time). “It is bittersweet, because we lost our beloved employees, but we also know by consolidating we can overcome our financial challenges and continue with all that we offer into the future,” she said. Explorations coordinators are responsible for trip development, logistics, and the safety and comfort of participants while in the field. After a financial analysis, reducing administrative staff was deemed necessary to preserve the nonprofit known for its scientific, cultural and educational programming. The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge. An explorations coordinator since 2012, she has designed and led many trips through hidden corners of the Southwest.
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