Topic ID #36110 - posted 9/6/2015 1:31 PM

Reliable BA and GIST Cert grad with public archaeology exp seeking work; will travel anywhere



Area/Trench Supervisor & Experimental Archaeology Programme Director, June-August 2016; Assistant Supervisor, June-August 2015: Bamburgh Research Project, Northumberland, UK

  • Phase II and III archaeology at a two month seasonal field school. 
  • Directed excavations in trenches from open to close, taught students & volunteers excavation techniques including surveying, site planning, photography, troweling, leveling & small/bulk finds recording. 
  • Additionally, made sure safety protocols are adhered to by both staff/students.
  • Coordinated & led Experimental Archaeology events to provide students with an interactive way to glimpse into the lives of prehistoric people.
  • Responsible for giving site tours to students, community volunteers and the general public, explaining site significance, current theories, artifacts and site safety.
  • Taught flint-knapping techniques to students, volunteers and staff.
  • Used digital media to record artifacts, trench progress, updates, etc and used social media to inform public of trench progress and interesting artifacts found.
  • Updated Health & Safety/Risk Assessment reports.
  • Digitized site records using QGIS (self-taught).

Field Technician, October-November 2015: Merjent, Inc, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Completed Phase I archaeology in northern Minnesota, including pedestrian survey and shovel test pits. 
  • Responsible for correctly identifying soils, identifying potential artifacts and completing shovel test forms. 
  • Worked in a variety of weather conditions and carried around 20 lbs of gear.

GIS Intern, January-May 2015: Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena MT

  • Proactively approached the MTSHPO regarding the possibility of an internship to connect Archaeology and GIST in an academic setting, and the success of the internship created a new program with UMT and MTSHPO.
  • Read cultural site records and digitized sites using ArcGIS to size and shape specifications.
  • Notified supervisors of incorrect legal locations (TRS) so they could be updated in Cultural Resource Annotated Bibliography System (CRABS) and Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS) databases.
Volunteer Experience

Intern, January 2016-June 2016: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • Cataloging Collections and Accessioning items into PastPerfect.


Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, concentration in Archaeology; GIST Certificate, Minor in Irish Studies

  • Focused on North American hunter/gatherer cultures, including hunting, food subsistence and mobility strategies, social dynamics and lithic tool production/use.
  • Studied the analysis and interpretation of archaeological data, field surveying techniques and report writing.
  • GIST Certificate studies included learning ArcGIS and its application to spatial analysis of data, learning common field techniques (dumpy level, GPS, report writing) and remote sensing.
  • Incorporated GIST within the scope of Archaeology via the internship with the MTSHPO.
  • Completed a three week field school at Bamburgh Research Project, where excavation/troweling techniques, site and section planning, site photography, leveling, artifact recording and environmental sampling were taught (returned the following season as staff).


ArcGIS, QGIS, excavation, communication, education, team lead, troubleshooting, critical thinking, multi-tasking, proactive, attention to detail, can work alone and with a team.

In addition to my archaeological skills, I am a non-traditional graduate. I enter the workforce (again) with nearly a decade of customer service skills and work experience under my belt. I am reliable, responsible and looking for more than just a job, I’m looking for a career. While I am willing to work temporary, part-time and/or seasonal, I am hoping to find a permanent position that affords me the opportunity to grow as an archaeologist.

Hobbies include hiking/backpacking regularly and learning about the flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains.

Excellent references available upon request.

Post ID#20791 - replied 8/11/2016 7:59 AM


Available for work now, willing to go anywhere in the country.


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