Topic ID #42607 - posted 8/24/2020 7:22 AM

Seeking Field Lead Position-Willing to Travel


Joseph Rynasko
52 Fairlawn Drive Latham, NY 12110
Phone: 518-242-9597

Work Experience

Archaeological Field Lead, SWCA Environmental Consultants Houston, TX, USA 2019
I joined SWCA in January of 2019 as a Field Technician and was promoted to Field Lead in March of 2019. As a Field Lead, I organized daily fieldwork and led a team of varying sizes on the execution of archaeological survey and excavation. By communicating regularly with the head office, third party agents, and clients I was able to create a schedule and consistently complete survey and excavation on time. I produced daily progress reports and created records for archaeological sites, including site descriptions and maps, developing my data analysis and report writing skills.

Archaeological Field Technician, Hartgen Archaeological Associates Rensselaer, NY, USA 2017-2019 While working with Hartgen I continued to develop my archaeological survey and excavation skills. I regularly utilized my artefact identification, analysis, and documentation abilities. I worked as part of a team utilizing the proper standards and techniques to complete survey and excavation.

Customer Service/Sales Associate, L.L. Bean Colonie, NY, USA 2016-2018
At L.L. Bean I assisted and educated customers regarding the proper choice and use outdoor and camping equipment. By consistently conversing with a diverse public population I developed excellent customer service skills and comfortably speaking to small or large groups. I also acted as a brand ambassador while hiking in L.L. Bean's AT Relay.

Professional Trail Crew, Adirondack Mountain Club Adirondack Park, NY, 2017-2018
As a member of the Professional Trail Crew I worked as part of team that hand built backcountry hiking trails. We lived and worked on the trail in all weather conditions, developing skills in Leave-No- Trace camping, perseverance, self-reliance, and cooperation.


M.Sc. – Museum Studies: Artifacts & Material Culture – University of Glasgow Glasgow, UK, 2020
B.A. – History, Ancient Studies – St. Olaf College Northfield, MN, 2016

• Talented researcher, able to conduct and produce quality research individually and with a group
• Skilled in artifact identification, analysis, cataloging, conservation, and preservation
• Experience in backcountry field research; able to work in all weather conditions (WFA & CPR trained)
• Strong leadership and management qualities (Eagle Scout, BSA)
• Knowledgeable in archaeological and museum procedures and ethics
• Able to adapt easily and efficiently to new environments, situations, and instructions
• Self-motivated worker, able to achieve directives without close supervision
• Work well in large and small team environments, responding effectively to guidance from supervisors
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient in Mac and PC operating systems, MS Office Suite, and Google Applications

Internship Experience

Purdue University Historical Deforestation Research Project
Antalya Province, Turkey, 2014

Alanya Museum Study Collection Internship
Alanya Museum, Turkey, 2014

Advanced Pottery Drawing and Conservation Internship
Anamur Museum, Turkey, 2013 & 2014

Mediterranean Archeological Field School
Gazipasa, Turkey, 2013

Available upon request


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