ESI seeks a full-time Archaeological Laboratory Director to complement its Cultural Resources Group program. As part of the team, the successful candidate is responsible for timely and cost-effective processing, analysis, and curation of artifact assemblages collected during projects and competently designing and implementing additional research efforts within scheduling and budget constraints.
Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills are imperative to successfully manage multiple archaeological projects concurrently, satisfying client 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 comprises a broad range of cultural resources throughout multiple prehistoric and historic periods and the MidAtlantic, Midwest, and Texas regions.
Responsibilities include managing all aspects of laboratory work, preparing portions of report and content, facilitating National Register evaluation recommendations, preliminary project effects evaluations, and some project staff management.
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 10% travel outside the local area and often overnight. The Lab Director reports directly to the Cultural Resources Group Manager.
• 10 years full-time experience with laboratory work or a M.A. in Anthropology or related field
• 2 years full-time CRM lab management experience
• 4 plus years curation experience
• Experience with the MidAtlantic, Midwest, and Texas assemblages.
• Assists with project-specific budget development, personnel assignments, and scheduling.
• Based on the National Register of Historic Places and other applicable criteria, develops professional recommendations in concert with cultural resource staff.
• Organizes and completes project-specific artifact assemblages.
• Implements quality control/quality assurance procedures.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant lab experience
• Must 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
Lab Director – Archaeology”
and send a cover letter and resume to