Topic ID #36466 - posted 12/9/2015 8:56 AM

Archaeological Field Director (Columbus, GA) - 8-10 Weeks



Stella Ltd

Stella LLC anticipates having openings for 2 Archaeological Field Directors for a Phase III Data Recovery project in Columbus, GA. Work is expected to begin January 11, 2016 and will last up to 10 weeks.

Hiring preference is given to applicants in the Columbus, GA area.

Field Directors must have a graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field, have two years of professional experience, and one year of experience as a field director, and the candidate shall demonstrate document his/her ability to carry research to completion. All field directors shall have documented experience with the prehistoric/historic cultures of Alabama and Georgia including survey, excavation, recording, and soil identification. They must be able to work in close coordination with the Principal Investigator and Project Manager to accurately record, review, and maintain field records submitted by crew members, and write site summaries and reports. They must be able to perform and oversee fieldwork, successfully work as a part of a team, and be capable of performing the job functions and physical requirements described below. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test, have a good driving record, and be eligible for the company‚Äôs auto insurance policy, be eligible to obtain clearance for entry into a U.S. Army Installation, and must read and agree to the policies stated in our Employee Manual.

Job Functions:

1.     Identify and record cultural features using standard archaeological survey and excavation methods, tools, and equipment, including high precision GPS or total station equipment.

2.     Identify artifacts, cultural features, and natural conditions.

3.     Recognize conditions that may require the reevaluation of field methods or the incorporation of additional investigation.

4.     Complete field maps and drawings of test units, profiles, and features.

5.     Photograph excavation units, survey areas, and general field conditions.

6.     Maintain an accurate, consistent, and detailed record of survey and excavation fieldwork.

7.     Accurately record, review, and maintain field records submitted by crewmembers.

8.     Be responsible for collected artifacts, including ensuring the accurate recording of provenience, proper field storage conditions, and transfer to the laboratory facility.

9.     Regularly drive the field crew in a company provided vehicle to and from the work site.

Please note that this section describes the job functions of this position, but is not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences, equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Physical Requirements:

The typical workday will include the excavation of 1x1m and 1x2m test units, block excavation, and shovel testing. The applicant must be capable of hiking in rugged terrain, carrying up to 40 lbs. of gear, standing or kneeling for long periods of time, lifting and operating sift screens. The applicant must be able to perform these tasks in all types of weather.

Please note that this section describes the physical requirements of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other tasks as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences, equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

 
Compensation and Per Diem:

The workday will be an average of 8 hours long and be compensated at a rate of $28.25 per hour, which includes $4.27 per hour for health and welfare benefits.

The company will provide lodging for non-local employees, and the employee will receive $35 per day for meals. The company will provide the vehicle, driven by the Field Director, for transporting crew members to and from the job site each workday. Due to the temporary nature of these positions, other employment benefits will not be provided.

Field Directors must successfully complete company provided CPR training prior to the commencement of fieldwork.


To Apply:

Interested archaeological field technicians should forward a short cover letter, resume, and references via Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or PDF to: goodpeepsearch@stella-ltd.com

Stella LLC is an EEO employer. We wish to hire excellent employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.






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