Topic ID #42687 - posted 9/21/2020 11:04 AM

Archaeological Field Technicians- St. Paul, Minnesota


106 Group is seeking to fill field archaeologist positions for the 2020 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 $55) 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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