ESI seeks a full-time Archaeological Field Director to complement its Cultural Resources Group program. As part of the team, the successful candidate is responsible for managing Phase I, II, and III field projects and personnel, and organizing field data.
Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills are imperative to successfully manage multiple archaeological field projects, satisfying requirements and maintaining professional and company standards and ethics Superior communication skills are required as the position involves coordinating and assimilating project input from agencies, staff, and subcontractors. Requisite experience includes a broad range of cultural resource projects including, but not limited to, the energy sector.
Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the field work, potentially preparing and contributing to reporting, maintaining field safety, organizing collected data, and directing field staff.
The successful candidate’s expertise includes day-to-day, hands-on management and participation with a keen eye for quality and completeness. Demonstrated communication excellence, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively supervise people are requisite. This position requires up to 90% travel outside the local area, often overnight, and reports directly to project Principal Investigators.
• B.A. in Anthropology or related field
• Completion of Archaeological Field School
• 4 plus full-time years of CRM experience
• 2 plus full-time years of supervisory experience
• Maintaining project schedules.
• Supervising field efforts and field personnel.
• Completing administrative duties in the field (time sheets, personnel transactions, per diem, and petty cash management).
• Organizing all field-generated data (notes, artifacts, photographs, maps).
• Submitting photographs with photograph logs, and artifacts, with field specimen logs, to appropriate person and/or department for processing.
• Writing complete and comprehensive field notes and reviewing products written by any personnel under supervision.
• Orchestrating mobilization and maintaining field equipment responsibilities.
• 4 years of relevant field experience
• Able to pass all pre-hire screenings
• Possess a valid driver’s license
Benefits and Total Rewards Summary
• Healthcare Coverage – Medical, Dental, and Vision:
• 401(k) Contribution and Company Matching for all employees working over 1040 hours in the calendar year: Employee contributions up to 3% of salary deferrals are matched dollar for dollar; the next 2% of salary deferrals are matched $0.50 per dollar.
• Generous Paid Time Off (PTO): Full-time employees accrue between 16 days and 29 days per calendar year depending on position and length of employment tenure. Part-time employees accrue up to 5 days per calendar year
• Minimum of 8 paid holidays for all full-time employees
• Parental Leave for all full-time employees at 100% of employee’s regular weekly salary: Maternity Leave – Total of 240 hours (six weeks) paid time off. Paternity Leave – Total of 80 hours (two weeks) paid time off
• 100% Employer Paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment for full-time employees.
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability for full-time employees.
HOW TO APPLY: Please use the email subject
“Field Director – Archaeology”
and send a cover letter and resume to