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MAC Lab Deputy Director

Recruitment #21-002587-0019


The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation, and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.


Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) connects people to the past through history and archaeology and supports the preservation of Maryland's cultural and natural resources.




10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director will assist the Director of the MAC Lab in administering the Research, Conservation and Collections management programs in support of the agency’s mission to preserve and interpret the legacy of Maryland’s past. The Deputy Director will direct the archaeological programs of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) and the Southern Maryland Regional Center, an entity based at JPPM that provides local assistance on archaeological and historical matters. The Deputy Director is responsible for JPPM’s archaeological research and public archaeology, the MAC Lab’s community engagement efforts, coordinating the curation and archiving of the MAC Lab collections, and consulting with cultural resource managers in Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Charles Counties. The position also coordinates with other JPPM staff to integrate research results with other programs, such as education and exhibits.


Key duties include:

  • Administering the day-to-day-operations of the Research and Collections Management programs in the MAC Lab
  • Coordinating the curation and archiving of the MAC Lab collections, including overseeing digital media curation and archiving initiatives and the development of database programs to access collections
  • Overseeing archaeological research, public archaeology, and MAC Lab community engagement efforts, including planning, executing, and supervising field excavations and background historical research
  • Providing technical and logistical support to the MAC Lab Director and assuming responsibilities of Director in their absence
  • Assisting with implementation of strategic plans, capital projects, policies, and procedures
  • Providing advice and assistance to government agencies, private institutions and citizens in Southern Maryland under the banner of the Southern Maryland Regional Center
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold   temperatures, and/or wet conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to safely operate archaeological hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, screens, etc
  • Must be able to operate surveying equipment, like transits or total stations


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.  

Experience:  One year of professional experience in archaeological field work.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.


Education: A Master’s degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.




Five years of professional experience in archaeological field work, preferably in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Experience in writing professional-quality reports, papers, or articles.

Experience in supervision of employees.

Experience with running public or community-based archaeology programs.

Experience with GIS programs, databases, and digital collections management.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.