106 Group is seeking to fill field archaeologist positions for the 2021 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 www.106group.com 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 (https://106group.com/jobs/archaeological-field-technicians/) with attached PDF resume and a cover letter highlighting your skills.
The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.