Topic ID #39441 - posted 4/24/2018 7:41 AM

Position: Archaeological Field Technicians (106 Group - St Paul MN)


Position: Archaeological Field Technicians

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

The 106 Group is seeking to fill field archaeologist positions for the upcoming 2018 field season. This position involves largely Phase I pedestrian surveys and shovel testing for projects throughout the Midwest. Opportunities are expected to continue throughout the remainder of the season dependent on performance.

The 106 Group offers a professional and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural resources management, planning, community engagement, and design. See for more information about our firm. 


·         Perform archaeological survey (pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, or urban archaeological investigations working alongside heavy machinery) under the direction of project Crew Chiefs and Field Director.

·         Excavate and document excavation units as components of archaeological evaluation and data recovery projects.

·         Participate in additional projects as appropriate according to skill level, experience, and ability.


·         B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field.

·         Archaeological field school or demonstrated equivalent experience.

·         Ability to maintain steady pace while accurately recording archaeological observations and artifact collection.

·         Ability to work efficiently in adverse environmental conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained durations.

·         Archaeological knowledge of the precontact and post-contact periods, including ability to recognize and preliminarily identify regional artifacts.

·         Ability to work individually and as a team.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

·         Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure.

·         Working knowledge and ability to use or learn to use current technologies.

·         Valid driver’s license and ability to reliably commute to either the 106 Group offices or project locations.

Additional experience valued or preferred:

·         At least one year field experience.

·         Knowledge of architecture/history properties.

·         Knowledge of cultural resources management laws and process.

·         Experience with Trimble GPS systems.

·         Experience with local artifact assemblages, lab, and curation procedures.

Travel and fieldwork are requirements of this position. Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition to lodging, archaeologists will receive a daily per diem matching the current Federal GSA rates (minimally $51) for projects outside of the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.

Complete web application with attached PDF resume and a cover letter highlighting your skills.

The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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