WESTERN CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC. CREW MEMBER, CREW CHIEF, FIELD SUPERVISOR
Job Description: Will conduct archaeological investigations / excavations; screen soil deposits; take accurate field notes; draw accurate profiles and plan views; use a digital camera; record archaeological field data; process (wash and mark) and perform basic analysis of artifacts; re-box and re-bag artifact collections for final curation.
Role: Crew Members have no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports directly to a Crew Chief or Field Supervisor when doing fieldwork and to a Laboratory Supervisor or Laboratory Manager when working in the lab.
Job Description: Will supervise crew members conducting archaeological investigations / excavations; screening soil deposits; taking accurate field notes; drawing accurate profiles and plan views; using a digital camera; recording archaeological field data; process (wash and mark) and perform basic analysis of artifacts; re-boxing and re-bagging artifact collections for final curation. May perform any and all job duties of crew member.
Role: Supervises up to 3-4 crew members. This position reports directly to a Field Supervisor when doing fieldwork and to a Laboratory Supervisor or Laboratory Manager when working in the lab.
For Crew Member or Crew Chief position:
Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, History, or related field and attended an archaeological field school.
Experience: Previous experience on survey and/or data recovery projects.
Duties: May require overnight travel for upwards of a 10-day time period. Must be able to undertake a moderate to high level of physical activity. Must have a valid driver's license. Ideal candidate must have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, ability to process (wash and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, properly fill out field and lab forms, perform extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving buckets and wheelbarrows filled with dirt. Must be able to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. Must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
Job Description: Will supervise crew chiefs and crew members conducting archaeological investigations / excavations; screening soil deposits; taking accurate field notes; drawing accurate profiles and plan views; using a digital camera; recording archaeological field data; process (wash and mark) and perform basic analysis of artifacts; re-boxing and re-bagging artifact collections for final curation. The FS may perform any and all job duties of crew chief and or crew member.
Role: Supervises 1 to 5 crew chiefs and ultimately is responsible for entire crews of 2 to 30 people. This position reports directly to a Project Supervisor or Project Manager when doing fieldwork and to a Laboratory Supervisor or Laboratory Manager when working in the lab.
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Cultural Resource Management is required.
Experience: At least 1 year supervisory field / previous experience on survey and / or data recovery projects.
Duties: Applicants must already be on Nevada state and federal permits, or possess enough field experience in Nevada to be listed on such permits within a short time. Similar permit status in surrounding states is a plus. This position requires excellent technical writing skills including the following abilities: frame a problem or research question and address it in plain English; introduce a project or topic clearly and unambiguously (e.g., report introduction, research issue); create an outline and write to it using complete sentences and structured paragraphs; write in a scientific report format that provides all background and data necessary to understand interpretation(s) and conclusion(s); and present various theoretical debates and arguments clearly and concisely. Candidates must possess the ability to pay exceptional attention to detail while working under intense time pressure. The position does not require a particular skill set in prehistoric vs. historical archaeology, but you must have a strong grasp of all Great Basin site and artifact types, and be willing and able to deal with sites from any time period.
Other skills include:
Ability to attend to details, organization, and time management
Ability to conduct agency file searches and archival and documentary research
Ability to multitask and work under pressure
Ability to use a GPS unit
Ability to work independently, take direction, and work well with people at all levels
Familiarity with archaeological, historical, and architectural terms
Familiarity with federal and state historic preservation laws and guidelines
Familiarity with, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
Strong, organizational skills, field skills involving a variety of methodological approaches to survey and excavation, and writing skills
Ability to use a total station
Ability to use a total station
Temporary / permanent positions available – WCRM offers a salary commensurate with experience. Permanent benefits include paid vacation, health insurance, and a 401k for those offered permanent full-time positions.
The following documents are required to apply for any of the positions above:
1) vita or resume
2) cover letter
3) at least three professional references
Please email all in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the specific position and location you are applying for in the email header (example: Crew Member NV; or Crew Chief local Reno, NV).
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