Now Hiring: Project Director

ARCHIVED 3 November 2021 – no longer active. Posted: 24 August 2021

The American Center of Research, a nonprofit institution dedicated to advancing knowledge of Jordan past and present, seeks a Project Director for its collaborative effort to help support and develop the division of the Department of Antiquities that addresses illicit smuggling and stolen antiquities. This two-year project is fundamentally a training and materials-development initiative, undertaken in partnership with several entities of the governments of Jordan and the United States. While the position is expected to be primarily resident in Amman, Jordan, work may begin remotely from anywhere in the world.

The position will report to the Associate Director for Projects; compensation will be based on experience. Continued employment with ACOR beyond the term of the project is possible.


Candidates with a terminal degree focusing on antiquities, antiquities law, archaeology, cultural heritage, curation/museums, heritage management, or similar of the Near or Middle Eastern region are preferred, but anyone with sufficient relevant experience will be considered. (For best consideration, cover letters should state and explain such experience clearly.) Knowledge of and experience in the archaeological and museological spheres of Jordan or the MENA region is preferred but not required; experience working with or implementing a bilateral Cultural Property Agreement/MOU for any country would be valuable. A demonstrated capacity for the timely completion of complex tasks is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is required and conversational Arabic is desired.

The successful candidate will be the primary point of contact for and designer, implementer, and administrator of most aspects of this project, particularly the development of an online training course, manual for future implementation of trainings, and field toolkits, as well as for ensuring an active social media presence of the project. ACOR staff will provide considerable assistance. Some travel within Jordan will be required. The Project Director is expected to work closely with the Associate Director, local authorities, and other stakeholders to ensure completion of project objectives.

The successful candidate will be required to represent the project in varied public, private, and academic venues and must be able to articulate ACOR’s values and mission. Demonstrated experience working with varied stakeholders, including scholars, government officials, and the public, is important.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, names and contact information for three references, and current CV to Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary will be based on experience, but in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 annually. ACOR contributes to social security/retirement, provides health insurance, annual paid vacation based on length of service, holidays, and other benefits. Vaccination for COVID-19 is required prior to employment.

International relocation expenses may be provided.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled (project begins in September 2021).

Vaccination for COVID-19 is required prior to employment.

ACOR is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, termination, promotion, and wages and privileges will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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