Archaeological Field Technician
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Resource Consulting
CitySalt Lake City
Job Description
Archaeological Field Technicians needed to assist with cultural resources inventory projects in Colorado. Successful applicants will be in good physical condition and have experience performing pedestrian surveys under a variety of field conditions with experience recording prehistoric and historic period archaeological sites of varying complexity, the ability to write detailed daily field notes, take photographs of artifacts and discoveries, and mapping discovery locations as necessary. The applicant should have the ability to work independently and operate GPS for navigation and mapping. 

Additionally, Archaeological Field Technicians must possess the following: 

Ability to recognize and document pre-contact and historical period artifacts, features and or other cultural materials.
Ability to write detailed daily field notes, take photographs of artifacts and discoveries, and mapping discovery locations as necessary.
Ability to sketch artifacts to scale desired but not required. 
Applicants should have either a M.A./B.A. degree in Anthropology or a closely related field, demonstrated experience in archaeological survey, and completion of an accredited field school.

Position will require extensive physical exertion, such as walking up to 10 hours a day at speeds of at least 3 mph over steep, uneven, heavily wooded, challenging terrain in outdoor heat /cold stress conditions and weather elements such as wind, snow or rain.

Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment; ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.; 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 will be performed in remote locations and include camping. North Wind appreciates and values its skilled employees and compensates them accordingly.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.

Per diem and lodging costs are covered for all fieldwork.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

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 +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get 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.