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[ShovelBums.Org] 4-5 Field Technicians, SE Iowa


The University of Iowa - Office of the State Archaeologist seeks 4 - 5 full time, temporary field technicians for survey work on an Iowa highway project near Burlington.

*Hourly pay $10.00–$13.00, depending on experience.

*Fieldwork will begin late September and run through early November
*5-day, 40-hour weeks leaving from Iowa City and returning on weekends
*Single room hotel paid and meal cost reimbursement up to $31/day
*Transportation to and from field provided in university vehicles.
*Preference will be given to those living within commuting distance of Iowa City or Burlington, however weekend accommodations are negotiable for well-qualified applicants

We prefer, but do not require, experience with prehistoric and historic site investigations including pedestrian surface survey and shovel testing, test unit excavation, screening, soil description and other record keeping. A limited number of openings for lab work may follow field work, so experience with artifact processing and analysis is also desirable. Computer skills including MSOffice and ArcGIS or CorelDraw, or skill in artifact illustration, flotation, or photography would be a plus. Above all, a professional attitude recognizing that OSA and its employees represent the University and the state of Iowa, combined with the ability to work congenially and effectively with others and a willingness to work hard and learn new skills are personal characteristics we value most.


Send a current vita and 3 references via mail to:

Alan Hawkins
Office of the State Archaeologist
700 S. Clinton St.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer

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