Project Archaeologist IV
Dexter (Ann Arbor), Michigan
Founded in 1988, Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (Commonwealth) is a full-service heritage consulting firm serving clients for projects of all sizes. Commonwealth is a small business and proud founding member of the American Cultural Resources Association, a trade association of the heritage management industry.
Since its founding, Commonwealth has grown to acquire other cultural resource companies including Coastal Carolina Research, Inc. in 2009, Sagebrush Consultants, Inc. in 2013, John Milner Associates Inc. in 2014, SouthArc, Inc. in 2020, and Panamerican Consultants, Inc. and Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) in 2021. The acquisition enables us to work with customers nationwide from seventeen regional offices (Tempe, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Gainesville, FL; Lakeland, FL; Columbus, GA; Traverse City, MI; Littleton, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Tarboro, NC; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, OH; West Chester, PA; Memphis, TN; Ogden, UT; Alexandria, VA; Milwaukee, WI; and headquarters in Dexter, MI).
As an experienced industry leader, Commonwealth has consistently delivered quality services and value to its clients and has developed an outstanding reputation with clients and regulatory agencies for understanding the intricacies of heritage management planning, permitting, and project implementation. The company’s portfolio reflects numerous accolades and acknowledgments from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Cultural Resources Association, and the Michigan Department of State.
Commonwealth offers an excellent range of benefits [health, dental, life, and disability insurance, paid time off, paid leave, 401(k) plan with company match, etc.]. Commonwealth is an M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer.
Because Commonwealth continues to see rapid growth, we are seeking qualified and experienced applicants to fill a full-time Project Archaeologist IV position in our Dexter, Michigan office. The next step on the career track in Dexter for a Project Archaeologist IV is Principal Investigator. Primary responsibilities will include: leading and supervising field staff; recording archaeological sites through survey; intensive excavations for site evaluations; monitoring fieldwork quality and reviewing paperwork/notes; conducting background research required for assessments; technical report writing and preparation; adhering to established budgets and schedules; maintaining appropriate professional standards of quality and technical proficiency; positively interacting with team members to meet deadlines; contributing to research and writing for proposal development; and other duties as may be required. This is a ¼ to ½ time travel and fieldwork position with the remainder of the time contributing to reporting efforts. Travel for non-local projects is necessary. We seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company. Pay is dependent on experience, but starts at $22/hr.
- M.A/M.S. or higher in Anthropology or Archaeology;
- Five years of experience directing fieldwork for CRM projects in the Midwest/Great Lakes region;
- Familiarity with Section 106 process and NRHP eligibility criteria for sites is a plus;
- Minimum of two years of experience with analysis and technical report writing;
- Expertise or near expertise in at least one artifact class;
- Prior experience with Trimble GPS and/or ArcGIS Collector/Survey123/Field Maps apps (preferred)
PLEASE NOTE: As a condition of employment, Commonwealth requires that all of its employees either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (proof of vaccination will be required) or apply for and have an approved medical or religious exception. Should you have questions regarding medical or religious exceptions, please contact Kathy Bowers (email@example.com; 610-550-6441).
Please send application, resume, and cover letter directly to Dr. Ethan A. Epstein (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Regional Director for consideration.