Archaeological Field Director - Denver, CO
CompanyNorth Wind Resource Consulting
LocationDenver CO
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description

The Field Director acts as field lead for cultural resource investigations, including surveys, testing, data recovery excavations, and reporting.  This is currently a full-time temporary position. North Wind pays a competitive wage and may be looking to hire for a regular full-time position.


  • Attends kick-off meeting with clients and agencies, and maintains records of meetings.
  • Organizes fieldwork mobilization/demobilization and associated logistics.
  • Ensures the accurate identification of historical period and prehistoric sites, features, and artifacts and that site documentation complies with North Wind, agency, and SHPO documentation guidelines and requirements.
  • Responsible for all archaeological and built environment documentation in the field and ensures that all data collected is accurate, organized and of high quality.
  • Supervises photographic documentation of cultural resources and ensures that photo documentation is complete on a daily basis.
  • Operates or supervises operation of GPS units, collection of all GPS field data, and uploading GPS data on a daily basis.
  • Previous experience documenting cultural resources using tablets a plus.
  • Works well with project members in a professional manner and maintains a high level of communication regarding status of work product.
  • Mentors junior personnel.
  • Generates technical reports and other deliverables as required for each project.
  • In concert with the Project Manager, ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within allocated funding.
  • Coordinates with and updates project fieldwork and reporting status to Project Manager on a regular basis
Master’s degree in Archaeology or related field and 2 years relevant experience, or Ph.D. An ideal candidate will be permitted or permittable for work on state, BLM and forest lands in in the state of Colorado. Fieldwork will require overnight travel.

Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, hostile terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain.   Ability to dig and excavate at least 1 cu meter per day; potential contact with poisonous plants, insects and animals.  Individual must be able to conduct these tasks while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.  This work may be performed in remote locations and require camping.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or e-mail for assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.