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[ShovelBums.Org] Archaeological Field Technicians Wanted For Work in Southern California and Nevada; $12 - $14 per hour


Title: Archaeological Field Technicians

Positions Available: Several

Date: July 22, 2011

Location: Southern California, Nevada


Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting firm, has several temporary, full-time, hourly positions available for archaeological field technicians for the summer field season. Qualified candidates should possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field and have completed an accredited archaeological field school.  Candidates must also have a minimum of 1–2 years of field experience (i.e., survey, testing, and data recovery) and be physically fit and able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (i.e., extreme heat).  Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks.  Prior experience working in southern California and/or the Great Basin will be viewed favorably, as will demonstrated past field experience working with Trimble XT global positioning system (GPS) receivers.


Pay rates range from $12.00 to $14.00 per hour, depending on individual qualifications and experience.  For field projects requiring an overnight stay, food allowance will be offered at a rate of $35.00 per day, and double occupancy hotel room accommodations will be provided.


Job Description:


Reporting to the Project Director and Crew Chief, Archaeological Field Technicians are responsible for conducting reconnaissance survey, the establishment of grids, artifact collection, test unit and feature excavation, and documentation.  To this end, archaeological field technicians are required to perform the following tasks in the field:


  • Conduct archaeological survey, testing, and data recovery
  • Point-locate observation and surface collection units as well as surface artifacts using a Trimble XT global positioning system (GPS) receiver
  • Draw features in plan and profile that conform to SRI mapping conventions
  • Clean and straighten the walls of a test unit or trench
  • Complete field forms accurately and concisely
  • Properly label collection bags and samples
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs


Applications can be submitted via e-mail to the address listed below and should include a resume of relevant experience and references (with contact information). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.






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