Montana-Dakotas Field Director/PI

Montana-Dakotas Field Director/PI

Beaver Creek Archaeology is looking to fill an immediate position for a Field Director/PI in the Montana/Dakotas region for our upcoming field season. We are seeking qualified and highly driven professionals for an ever-growing team. The position would be Seasonal with the potential to become full-time with benefits position(s) based out of Bismarck, ND. The ability to physically complete fieldwork in rugged terrain and variable weather patterns is a must as the majority of the work will take place outdoors and in the field. All submissions should include a cover letter demonstrating how the candidate is qualified and would be an added value team member as well as a resume and/or CV. The resume and CV should exemplify the candidate's qualifications through schooling, work experience, and any previously held permits.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in Montana/Dakotas region and/or the Great Plains region. Additional preference will be given to applicants who can be permitted with the NDSHPO, Montana/Dakotas BLM, and the USFS-DPG. Pay will be commensurate with experience and educational background (starting range is $15-$25 an hour).

Beaver Creek Archaeology is an established Cultural Resource Management firm headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. This position(s) will be based out of our Bismarck, North Dakota office. Work will be conducted throughout the Plains region, and the typical schedule will be Monday through Friday, with overtime hours to be expected as the schedule necessitates. We primarily work throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The company provides lodging, work vehicles, and other equipment for use on work projects.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

• Detail-oriented
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Strong desire to work hard and produce quality results
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work both independently and as a team player
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Adaptability to rapidly changing project needs and schedule
• Able to work well under minimum supervision

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three years of relevant work experience, including one cumulative year in supervisory roles
• Experience with Trimble GPS, ArcPad, or similar hardware and software
• Faunal and/or Lithic analysis experience
• Lab and/or artifact curation experience

Field Director Responsibilities:
• Perform and supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and report on results
• Ability to work alone or direct and lead crew member(s)
• Take initiative and responsibility for the projects being overseen
• Apply problem-solving skills to optimize project completion
• Direct data management and reporting for simultaneous projects under strict deadlines
• Work closely with all staff regarding project work, scheduling, and data exchange
• Maintain clear and detailed field notes and field forms
• Maintain company practices and standards for work and communication
• Attentive to details with an ability to manage multiple tasks and/or multi-task
• Undertakes responsibility for the project (including but not limited to: asking the necessary questions, booking hotel rooms, overseeing and managing crew members, communicating with the office on project status and any concerns, etc…)
• Successfully complete small and large-scale reports

*** This listing is not intended to represent or account for every task or duty the employee may be responsible for or assigned. ***

Beaver Creek Archaeology is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any other affiliation. Applications can be submitted by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.