Archaeological Technicians (survey and/or excavations)

Archaeological Technicians (survey and/or excavations)

Beaver Creek Archaeology (BCA) is currently looking to immediately fill multiple positions for archaeological technicians to help assist us with survey and excavation work in Oklahoma and/or New Mexico. The positions would be temporary and last approximately one-month.

All interested applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and physical requirements detailed below:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Immediate availability
• Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology/Anthropology or a closely related field
• Ability to work in the field for up to 100% of the time for the duration of the project(s) with overnight hotel stays - (company vehicles, hotel to work site transportation, hotels, and a set subsistence allotment are provided)
• Ability to walk long distances and conduct physical work in extreme weather conditions through rugged terrain
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
• Pass a Pre-employment and Random Non-DOT drug test

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
• Strong desire to work hard and produce quality results
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work both independently and as a team player
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Adaptability to rapidly changing project needs and scheduling
• Able to work well under minimum supervision
• Initiative, drive, and desire to execute good work
• Previous survey and/or excavation experience in the south

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous excavation and/or survey experience in the south
• Experience with Trimble GPS, ArcPad, or similar hardware
• Lithic and/or faunal analysis experience
• Lab and/or artifact curation experience

Physical Requirements:
• Regularly sit and/or drive and walk across uneven terrain for hours at a time
• Utilizing vision to look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances
• Able to utilize hands to safely work with shovels, trowels, screens, soil augers, and other necessary field equipment
• Able to work various weather conditions (including but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wind, and/or rain)
• Ability to bend-over, squat/stoop down to inspect items and as needed for hours at a time
• Walking/Surveying for hours at a time in extreme weather and through rugged terrain (up to 12 miles per day within approximately 12 hours)
• Utilizing vision to look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances
• Able to utilize hands to drive, hold GPS, camera, and other necessary field equipment and as needed to safely work with shovels, augers, trowels, screens
• Able to traverse across uneven and rough terrain under various weather conditions (including but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wind, and/or rain)
• Ability to walk long distances and conduct physical work in extreme weather conditions through rugged terrain
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

*** This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned to. ***

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Beaver Creek Archaeology is committed to providing its employees with a safe and drug free work environment. Successful candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment and at random drug screenings as well as annual Drug and Alcohol screenings. Beaver Creek Archaeology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any other affiliation.