Topic ID #42651 - posted 9/10/2020 9:15 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians needed in Colorado (Office located out of Salt Lake City)

North Wind Resource Consulting

North Wind Resource Consulting, LLC, (North Wind) an enterprise of the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), is seeking a qualified Archaeological Field Technician to assist with a cultural resources inventory projects in Colorado. The  Pay will be commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will be in good physical condition and have experience performing pedestrian surveys under a variety of field conditions and have expertise recording prehistoric and historic period archaeological sites of varying complexity. The applicant should have the ability to work independently, compile detailed field notes and operate GPS for navigation and mapping is essential. Interested individuals should submit their application through the Careers page on the North Wind web site:


Applicants should have either a M.A. /B.A. degree in Anthropology or a closely related field is required, as is demonstrated experience in archaeological survey, and completion of an accredited field school. 


  • Ability to recognize and document pre-contact and historical period artifacts, features and or other cultural materials.
  • Ability to write detailed daily field notes, take photographs of artifacts and discoveries, and mapping discovery locations as necessary.
  • Ability to sketch artifacts to scale desired but not required. 

Physical Demands

Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at speeds of at least 3 mph over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, challenging terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain. Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.; ability to dig and excavate at least 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects, and animals. Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. This work will be performed in remote locations and include camping. North Wind appreciates and values its skilled employees and compensates them accordingly. Per diem and lodging costs are covered for all fieldwork.


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