Senior Analyst at the Tatitlek Corporation

The Tatitlek Corporation is looking for a full-time Senior Analyst as an expert in research and analysis related to the cultural heritage.


The purpose of this task order is to procure the services of a full-time Senior Analyst in the area of cultural property. The Senior Analyst functions as an expert in research and analysis related to the cultural heritage of geographic regions outside the continental United States, such as the Middle East, North Africa, East Asia, or Central and South America. The incumbent carries out primary research and assists in the production of analyses that form the basis for entering into and implementing binding cultural property agreements with foreign governments. The incumbent also supports the functions of the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee and establishes and maintains liaison with officials and experts in pertinent governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Personnel Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis in a foreign affairs or foreign assistance setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Strong critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Facility with data sources on: 1) cultural property laws and regulations; 2) measures taken to protect and preserve cultural heritage; 3) incidences of looting and illicit export; 4) international patterns of trade for cultural property, art, and antiquities; and 5) the state of research, exhibition, and conservation of archaeological or ethnological resources.
  • Facility with standard software, including the complete Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint), and an ability to learn and work with other software such as database applications.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with associates in the Department and interagency.
  • Ability to travel to and perform services in an area that has been determined by the Department to be a hazardous duty area.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.
  • Willingness to obtain training as needed.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Under the technical supervision of FTE senior analysts, conducts research and analysis of information related to cultural heritage in multiple geographic area outside the continental United States.
  • Monitors political, social, economic, and other developments affecting cultural heritage in the various geographic areas.
  • Develops sources of information regarding international cultural property laws and regulations; measures taken to protect and preserve cultural heritage; incidences of looting and illicit export; international trade patterns; and the state of research, exhibition, and conservation of archaeological or ethnological resources.
  • Analyzes a broad profile of current information relevant to cultural heritage that is available from a wide variety of sources to discern matters of inherent importance to U.S. foreign policy interests.
  • Monitors the implementation of agreements in geographic areas and develops appropriate analytical data about implementation, including with respect to the role of transnational organized crime in cultural property looting and trafficking.
  • Is the lead analyst for managing the complete analytic, bureaucratic and diplomatic process for: a.) renewal of cultural property agreements with countries in one of the six geographic regions defined by the State Department, b.) the development of new agreements in the same region, and c.) development of follow-on action plans for any completed agreement. To these ends, consults with posts on cultural heritage issues within their host countries, traveling there as needed.
  • Assists senior analysts with comprehensive written and oral assessments of broad, complex, and sensitive issues related to cultural heritage overseas.
  • Presents results of research and analysis to the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee and to senior leaders in the Bureau and Department as the Senior Subject Matter expert in this area of expertise. Advises U.S. Government, Department, and ECA policymakers and their staffs on matters pertaining to the protection or preservation of cultural property and heritage overseas.
  • Drafts reports of the findings and recommendations of the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee for review by the supervisor and committee chair.
  • Assists with the drafting of decision-making documents that advance U.S. foreign policy in cultural heritage protection and preservation.
  • Serves as office point of contact to Customs and Border Protection on regulatory matters related to cultural property.
  • Researches and drafts an annual report on the implementation of all bilateral cultural property agreements.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars regarding policy issues of special interest to the cultural heritage community, which may include domestic and/or international travel.

Special Knowledge Requirements:

  • At minimum, a Master’s degree in art history, archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation, law, criminal justice, or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in the aforementioned fields or in business administration (with a project management concentration), combined with a minimum of three years of project management experience.

Additional Qualifying Factors:

As a condition of employment, must pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results.

The Tatitlek Corporation gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to Tatitlek shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

As an equal opportunity employer, The Tatitlek Corporation recognizes that our strength lies in our people. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business.


$110k annual