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This posting is for a two-week Phase II archaeological survey project in Carroll and Madison Counties, Arkansas, with a tentative start date of October 10. There is potential to lead into Phase I work in Iowa through the upcoming 2021 field season.
We are currently looking to hire one Field Lead Position and five Field Technicians. Additionally, we are looking to hire one Field Coordinator/Lab Technician to provide in-field artifact processing and analysis, and support for the overall project logistics.
Please indicate your position of interest in the subject of your email application, along with your resume and three professional references to Angela Julin, Principal Investigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule and Compensation
• Schedule On: Monday – Saturday; 10-hour days
• Schedule Off: Sunday
• Hourly Position – Overtime paid for all hours worked over 40
• Project-based lodging (single occupancy) and per diem
Field Lead Position Overview $22.00/Hour
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Field Lead is responsible for the oversight and direction of all archaeological field investigations conducted by members of their field crew and implementing field procedures established by Merjent.
• Supervises and supports the Phase II survey effort to identify and contribute to eligibility assessments of eight prehistoric archaeological sites.
• Completes field documentation and technical site mapping.
• Maintains all field records and paperwork.
• Ensures accurate digital recordation of survey (Trimble R1 & iPad with ArcGIS Collector).
• Responsible for the overall safety of the field crew and ensures adherence to all project safety protocols.
• Demonstrated experience overseeing and supervising cultural resource field surveys and survey crews.
• Detail-oriented, organized, and able to meet deadlines on fast-paced projects.
• Preference will be given to those experienced with GIS/GPS data collection.
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar leadership capacity conducting fieldwork.
• A Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or related science (Secretary of the Interior’s Standards) is preferred, but not required.
Field Technician Position Overview $17.00/Hour
Under the supervision of the Field Lead for Phase II survey, the Field Technician is responsible for performing common tasks associated with archaeological investigations and surveys within the archaeological project area.
• Perform Phase II excavation including shovel/hand excavation, screening, feature identification, and removal.
• Complete field-related paperwork including but not limited to recordation of excavated units, plan views, and profile drawings as required.
• May assist in technical site mapping, photography, and artifact collection.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology or related science
• Successful completion of an archaeological field school
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar capacity conducting fieldwork.
Field Coordinator/Lab Technician Overview $17.00/Hour
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator for Phase II survey, the Field Coordinator/Lab Technician is responsible for performing common tasks associated with in-field prehistoric artifact identification and analysis for eight prehistoric archaeological sites.
• Perform in-field analysis and artifact processing for the Phase II excavation.
• Participate in the Phase II excavation field technician duties as needed, including shovel/hand excavation, screening, feature identification and removal.
• Complete artifact-related paperwork including but not limited to the field catalog, photo log, and final Arkansas catalog.
• Provide support for project logistics included any on-site coordination related to hotels, field supplies, and site access coordination.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in archaeology, anthropology or related science.
• Successful completion of an archaeological field school.
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar capacity conducting field or lab work.