MAPA Curated Job Postings

Seasonal Archaeologist

A seasonal archaeologist position currently exists at Ocotillo Wells District in Southern California. This is a maximum 1,500-hours-per-year position with opportunities for possible extensions on a year-by-year basis based on work performance. Duties of the position include archaeological systematic field survey, construction monitoring, excavation, preparation of site record forms, processing and cataloging artifacts, site documentation and map production using GPS equipment and GIS/ArcMap software (some training is available), report writing, and other tasks. The following skills and abilities are desirable: (1) Working knowledge of standard professional archaeological field and laboratory methods for both prehistoric and historic-period sites (2) Experience with various computer applications (in particular word processing and database programs) (3) Experience using GPS equipment and GIS/ArcMap for cultural resource management (4) Experience in completing standard site recordation forms (5) Ability to identify sites and artifacts and assess various archaeological site types (6) Ability to work in primitive, outdoor, harsh desert conditions to conduct fieldwork (7) The ability to work amicably with co-workers on interdisciplinary teams to achieve results Knowledge of the use of GPS equipment for site recordation work or the ability to learn new technology rapidly is preferred. Applicants should have archaeological work experience (Southern California desert archaeological [Read More]

  • Job Title: Seasonal Archaeologist
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Borrego Springs, CA
  • Salary: $11.71-S16.91 per hour
  • Hiring Organization: California Department of Parks and Recreation
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Job Description: The incumbent in this position provides expertise in the identification of human skeletal material and performs systematic investigation of possible archeological sites for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). The individual participates in all aspects of laboratory and fieldwork and provides technical assistance to projects with a human osteology/physical anthropology component. The incumbent may assist on off-reservation consultation, laboratory analysis, cemetery preservation, and other duties as necessary. Master’s Degree in bioarcheology, physical anthropology, or closely related discipline is required. A minimum of one (1) year sustained fieldwork or laboratory experience is required. Competence in all aspects of human osteology including the identification of fragmentary remains, archaeological field techniques, laboratory analysis, and interpretation of materials is required. Competence in the identification and analysis of zooarchaeological remains is preferred. The incumbent must possess an inquisitive mind, patience and enthusiasm as field conditions can be physically demanding. The incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must demonstrate proficiency utilizing Microsoft software packages. Must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. The incumbent must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends [Read More]

  • Job Title: Bioarchaeologist
  • Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
  • Location: Big Cypress, Clewiston, FL
  • Hiring Organization: Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office
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Student Trainee (Archeology) – Seattle

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. WHO MAY APPLY: Position are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on a full or half time basis. (NOTE: If you indicate “yes” for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your class schedule for current/future semester/quarter, letter of enrollment, preregistration schedule/transcript(s), or receipt for tuition.) TRAVEL REQUIRED DUTIES: You will serve as a Student Trainee (Archeology) and assist senior archeologists with basic archeological compliance under the auspices of the National Historic Preservation Act, Sections 106 and 110, through data base management, research, and fieldwork. Assist with research and associated field work for compliance. Work involves several different technical processes pertaining to data extraction, compilation, analysis, and [Read More]

Archaeological Field Technicians – South Carolina

Terracon, a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm specializing in Environmental, Facilities, Geotechnical, and Engineering Services, has two openings for Archaeological Field Technicians for a 10 day Phase I survey near Aiken, South Carolina. The tentative schedule for the project is February 29 through March 11, 2016, but is subject to change due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Pay is commensurate with experience. Per diem and lodging will be provided. Successful candidates must possess a B.A/B.S. or above in anthropology/archaeology or a closely related discipline and have at least three months of CRM experience. Applicants must be able to work in physically demanding field conditions and must pass a drug screen and criminal background check prior to being hired. Interested candidates should send a resume or CV with three professional references to: William Green, M.A., RPA Senior Project Manager/Principal Investigator

  • Job Title: Archaeological Field Technician
  • Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Location: Aiken, South Carolina
  • Salary: Based on Experience
  • Hiring Organization: Terracon
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Archaeological Technician, GS-07

The Petrified Forest National Park is seeking a temporary Archaeological Technician.  The appointment is for a 13 month term, with possible extensions up to 4 years. For more information about this position please contact William Reitze at 928-524-6228 x 268 Major Duties: Participates in archeological field surveys on the Colorado Plateau by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological/historic features and artifacts. Records data and prepares survey records (e.g., site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, field notes, etc.). Provides leadership to field crews by assigning tasks and monitoring the status of those assignments. Serves as Crew Chief for survey activities. Participates in artifact recovery and provenience determination. Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Retrieves and compiles data as required for resource management reports, interpretive products, etc. Assists in the development of a variety of documents by gathering data from files and reports, conducting research, evaluating available information, and preparing draft documents including National Register Nominations. Provides general technical archeological assistance in a variety of areas related to Section 106 compliance, clearance, and planning; archeological assessments, evaluations, and field inspections; etc. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, February 10, 2016. [Read More]

Archaeological Lab Analyst/Crew Chief

Terracon is seeking a full-time Archaeological Lab Analyst/Crew Chief in our Columbia, South Carolina office.  The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree or above and have at least one year of experience conducting fieldwork and analyzing prehistoric and historic artifacts in the eastern U.S. Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in: Environmental, Facilities, Geotechnical, and Engineering Services. Over its history, Terracon has achieved significant expansion through both internal growth and acquisitions. Terracon currently has more than 3,000 employees in 140 offices and 39 states nationwide. Terracon’s growth is due to dedicated employee owners who are responsive to clients, provide quality services, and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. By combining our national resources with specific local area expertise, we consistently overcome obstacles and deliver the results our clients expect. General Responsibilities: As a Field/Lab Scientist with Terracon, you will be responsible for assisting with archaeological field investigation and laboratory analyses. This position may also require assistance with preparing NEPA and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), and other environmental consulting projects as assigned. Must be able to work in [Read More]

  • Job Title: Archaeological Lab Analyst/Crew Chief
  • Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
  • Location: Colombia, South Carolina
  • Salary: Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.
  • Hiring Organization: Terracon
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THPO Research Coordinator for the Seminole

Job Description: The incumbent in this position is responsible for the review of project plans and assessment of their impact to cultural resources related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Seminole Tribe’s Cultural Resource Ordinance. The individual oversees and facilitates the development of the Seminole Site File and the Tribal Register of Historic Places. The individual assists the Tribal Historic Preservation (THPO) Collection team in processing archaeological artifacts received at the laboratory and preforms analysis and interpretation of artifacts. Master’s Degree in history, anthropology, or an allied discipline with preservation background is required. A minimum of two (2) years of experience and successful completion of research projects is required. Prior relevant experience in the study and handling of archaeological materials is preferred. Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required. Must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate excellent research skills. Must demonstrate proficiency utilizing Microsoft software packages including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and database management. Must have the ability to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Field Technician Still Needed in Northeast

Northeast Archaeology Research Center, Inc. is looking for two experienced field technicians for approximately 20 days of work for Phase I, II, and III during late October and November in northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont). Pay will be dependent on the applicant’s experience (12-15$); lodging and per diem will be provided and lodging may be available on off days.  The applicant should be fit, resourceful, dedicated, and organized and will work under the supervision of the field supervisor.   Please submit a resume and references to