Topic ID #34434 - posted 1/14/2015 3:43 AM

Archaeology Intern - Manti-La Sal National Forest, UT

Jennifer Palmer

Archaeology Intern
Expected Dates
June 1, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Position ID
The Archaeology (Heritage) Program of the Moab/Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest is looking for one SCA Archaeology Intern for the 2014 field season!  The District includes the La Sal Mountains outside of Moab, UT and the Abajo Mountains outside of Monticello, UT.  It contains over 3,000 archaeological sites dating from 10,000 years ago up through historic times with a high Ancestral Puebloan site density in the Abajo Mountains.     Housing may be available upon request.
The candidate will:
Perform on-the-ground area surveys for surface evidence of historic and prehistoric archaeological remains,
Identify and record historic and prehistoric  sites.
Lean survey methods, general site identification/recording methods, hand mapping, GPS Trimble units, Microsoft programs (Word, Excel etc.) and ArcGIS.
The candidate should be able up to seven miles a day through rough, steep terrain in varying weather conditions.  The work schedule is typically 4 ten hour days with a three day weekend. Sometimes the schedule changes to five eight hour days. Also, some camping for work projects may be required. 
Location Description
The duty station is located in Monticello in San Juan County UT. Monticello is situated on the eastern base of the Abajo Mountains and sits at 7,022 ft. Monticello has a population of 2,000 people, and is a full service community with a supermarket, various restaurants, a library, and hospital. Weather varies from hot summer days and cool summer nights, to snowy, cold winters. The summer monsoon season brings rain between July and mid-September. No public transportation is available. Housing may be available.
Training Provided
Training mapping with a GPS and by hand, site recording, GIS, surveying for archaeological resources.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Learn about prehistory and history of the SW US; Learn about archaeological site recording and monitoring; Learn about government Cultural Resource Management; Access to many public lands (e.g. Canyonlands N.P., Mesa Verde)
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
competent with supervision
some experience
some experience
AmeriCorps Eligible
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A bunkhouse may be available for interns.  The bunkhouse is divided into two sides - female and male.  Housing is limited.
US Citizenship

For more information, view the full listing by clicking here.


Visit our Employment Network websites: - - For information on advertising on this website, contact