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ShovelBums has been the world's largest job service for Archaeologists, Historians, Cultural Resource Management professionals since being founded by R. Joe in 1999. ShovelBums has helped at least 100,000 of your peers find a job in CRM, Research Projects, Academia, Museums, etc..


HELP! I can't see the full email for a job posting!

You must be logged in to view complete email addresses in job postings. They are obscured to protect authors addresses from being scraped. I suggest joining ShovelBums so you can receive individual emails (or a daily digest) which includes complete email addresses. If you are serious about archaeology ShovelBums gives you the pulse of what is going on where without overwhelming your mailbox.


How to send a job posting (more info about how to post a job is here)

Please send job announcements from a registered email account to: Please do not include personal messages to me or a signature file you do not want sent to the list in the body of your message.

How to write an effective post on ShovelBums

R. Joe's guide for writing effective posts (Tip! 1: Have only one position per post, include relevant details about the job, your expectations, compensation, and accommodations)


Click Here for information on the fee for posting a position on ShovelBums & an explanation of the fee structure.
NOTE: I will always work with you on the price of a posting if your firm is struggling, especially in these challenging times, and I will never prevent your from using ShovelBums because you are unable to pay.  It is more important for you to find qualified staff and get yourself back into the black so hopefully in the future you will be able to pay. This is a TRULY terrible business model, but as I see it, we are all in this together. And most firms that use ShovelBums recognize the great value it brings to them.

How to Join ShovelBums

There are two really easy ways of joining the ShovelBums mailing list.

1: Just send a blank email to, respond to it, and there you go.  But....

2:  ...If you want to be able to log in to the jobs boards (that way you can see full email addresses, manage your mailing frequency, etc...) you will need to set up an account on to manager your account. It is quite simple also, all you need to do to set that up is go to This Page.

Why should I join ShovelBums?

ShovelBums is a low volume, non-discussion list, that is only utilized for posting Archaeology, CRM, Research Projects, Academia, Museums, etc..related positions around the world (and occasionally a commentary about something from me).

If you are a professional in Archaeology or CRM, an educator with students planning for a career in Archaeology or CRM, or you run a CRM or Heritage Management firm then ShovelBums is the easiest and fastest way to keep a pulse on what is happening where in CRM.  

For students of Archaeology and CRM, no matter if your goal is to become a tenured professor, it is VERY likely (and highly recommended) that at some point you will work in CRM to support yourself. For undergraduates ShovelBums helps to educate about what skills are in demand, where they are being used, and how much you can make. For graduate students ShovelBums is instrumental for getting your foot in the door at an established company. 

For professionals who are working fully in academia it is worth keeping an eye on what the likely career path your students will end up in is doing. It helps to keep you rooted in the reality that few students will be able to become professors. But if those students want to utilize the excellent education you have given them the opportunity to explore, they need you to know what is going on in the world of CRM to help guide them.

Shut up already and just show me the jobs!

Scroll down for a grid view of every job ever posted. Or Click Here to see the most current job postings.
Click Here for the most current jobs.


~R. Joe


The Migration of the ShovelBums Jobs Mailing List from its nineteen year tenure on (and it's legacy systems) to it's new home on is complete! 
If you previously had an active email address associated with it has been transferred here to the new ShovelBums mailing list home. If you need to get a password to manage your account, change your settings, etc... you can use This Password Recovery Link to get it. Just click on the "Email me a link to log on" button on the landing page it brings you to.


Are you new to ShovelBums and wondering what it is about? Read on!
Are you looking for a job in archaeology or a career in Cultural Resource Management? Would you like have a career as an archaeologist? Historian? GIS or Remote Sensing? Are you looking for an archaeology, anthropology or CRM Field School? Then Shovel Bums is your resource. 

This ShovelBums mailing list is the job announcement portion of, this is what ShovelBums is focused on, finding you the job you want or the best employees and staff available. If you are looking for a job in archaeology or CRM then you are in the right place. For 19 years ShovelBums has been the worlds largest Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management job service. 


Joining the ShovelBums mailing list is free! But to post there is a fee structure you can read about here: Fee Structure (Internships and certain other positions are free).

This list is dedicated to helping Archaeologists and CRM specialists around the world find work. Field Archaeologists Project Managers, SHPO and academics quickly find out about gainful employment anywhere there is a field/office/university/lab job. The traffic on this list is moderated and is ONLY for announcing archaeology or CRM related job postings so this list will not be something that floods your mailbox. For your convenience you can change your subcription to a digest mode (i.e. one e-mail is delivered to you a day, with all of the days messages in it). Information on how to do that is in the welcome message you will automatically receive after you have signed up.

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