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ISAS Employment and Archaeological Field Work Opportunities



Lab WorkThe Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a joint research program of the UIUC and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The program was created nearly five decades ago and has a permanent staff of 30+ professionals stationed in four regional offices.

Seasonal opening for field crews are handled through the regional offices. Inquiries concerning employment should be directed to:

Ms. Janice Pankey, Program Administrator
Illinois State Archaeological Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
209 Nuclear Physics Laboratory, MC-571
23 East Stadium Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

(FAX 217-244-7458 or e-mail

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Listings as of June 16, 2014


Central Offices/Central Illinois Field Office
Champaign, IL


Internal Search
Production Manager
Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Champaign, IL
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Production Manager in Champaign, Illinois. The Production Manager will supervise a small staff of academic professional and academic hourly employees and partial responsibilities for several photographers/graphic designers (including some off-campus personnel) in all aspects of publication production and completion. Oversee the preparation and completion of archaeological publications ranging from compliance reports, journal articles, posters, Survey publications, and other specialty publications.  Coordinate all aspects of author/editor interaction, initial text and data entry; oversee formatting, enter editors' and authors' corrections; create and/or scan figures and plates; produce camera-ready digital files for final printing; work with a variety of printers in the delivery of digital files and final printing of manuscripts; create slides, graphics, and text for archaeological presentations, and other computer generated work. Manage the Survey’s online store, off-site sales, and internal and external distribution of publications. May include duties as the assistant editor of a regional journal that include making corrections to articles; figure creation and corrections; and working with journal authors, technical editor, and editor. Establish and maintain Survey style guide and production manual; hire and oversee freelance editors; proof print-ready manuscripts; oversee final printing of publications; supervise warehousing and distribution system for publications including management of Survey’s online store; work with Director and Senior Production Manager on publication issues.

A current affiliation with the University of Illinois is required.  The successful candidate will have a BA degree in English, Journalism, Graphic Design or a closely related field.  At least five years experience in scientific and technical publishing with an emphasis of producing publications in the field of historic preservation. Knowledge and familiarity with publication practices and procedures, digital printing process, scientific writing nomenclature and practice; demonstrated ability to manage people and projects in a timely and competent manner. At least one year of experience in managing online internet sales and various tax protocols as it relates to the University. Demonstrated familiarity with North American archaeological technical jargon, research and publishing standards and conventions, graphic requirements, and data organizational parameters required. Editorial experience in working with professional scientific journals preferred.

All candidates must complete an online profile through Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system. The salary is commensurate with experience.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Michael Lewis, Senior Production Manager, To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 26, 2014.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (




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The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.



Updated: 07/17/2014 ML

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

23 E. Stadium Drive
209 Nuclear Physics Lab
Champaign, IL 61820
phone: 217-244-4244 | fax: 217-244-7458

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