Archaeologist Fieldwork

Archaeologist Fieldwork

Beaver Creek Archaeology, Inc. (BCA) was founded with a simple desire to do things better. Each and every aspect of how we do business stems from a desire to do things right and ensure all parties are well served during the process. As an archaeology company, we focus on providing the best work in a short amount of time. For the employees, this means spending a lot of time in the field, enjoying the scenery of the great plains and beyond. We do a variety of projects, from small gravel pits to large wind farm surveys, which can include a variety of testing, excavation, or documentation. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects and contribute to the field of archaeology.

We offer a collaborative work environment, which encourages professional growth and leadership and fosters a deep appreciation for cultural heritage. With this in mind, BCA is a small company that focuses on its employees and provides them with the best opportunities for growth. We value professional development and provide ongoing training to ensure our projects are carried out to the highest standards of documentation.

Our projects involve a variety of pedestrian surveys, shovel testing, excavation, architectural surveys, and other historic documentation. There is a lot of travel involved with this position, allowing our employees to experience all the great plains has to offer. However, we aim to have our employees home each weekend, when possible (there will be the occasional weekend work on away projects). In addition, employees receive paid time off and holiday leave, along with other benefits.

If you are a dedicated archaeologist with a passion for preservation, we invite you to join our team at BCA. Please submit your updated resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

BCA is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that respects and embraces all individuals.

Field Director Duties/Responsibilities
• Must be able to walk up to 10 miles a day
• Must be able to work in a variety of weather and environmental conditions while carrying heavy loads
• Supervise/lead pedestrian surveys both individually and with a group
• Planning excavations, shovel testing
• Site recording, photographing
• Familiarity with Section 106 guidelines and other state/federal archaeology requirements. Ability to communicate with other companies, agencies, and tribal representatives.
• Ability to accurately identify and report soil conditions
• Report writing, writing site forms
• Construction monitoring
This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned.

• Masters degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or other related field
• Archaeological field school experience
• 1 year experience with excavation or commercial archaeology (preferred)
• Drivers license, familiarity with off-road driving
• Familiarity with American archaeology/prehistory, history, architecture
• Ability to read and utilize GPS
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to work independently and with and lead a team with a variety of skills and backgrounds
• Ability to follow basic safety protocols and hygiene practices
• Good organizational and communication skills
This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned.

Full-time position, pay will be commensurate on the level of education and experience, overtime is time and a half. Benefits are offered after a successful probationary period. A subsistence allotment for field days with overnight stays. Hotels paid for the entire project stay, not just working days. Work is typically five days/week (M-F) with occasional weekends. Travel/work vehicles and equipment provided.
Training is provided for pedestrian survey requirements, excavation and site recording techniques, equipment, etc.

Located in Bismarck, but will travel a lot throughout North Dakota and other states.