Cultural Resources Technicians needed across the Mid-Atlantic region


GAI has immediate openings for temporary Cultural Resources Technicians to support various projects across the Mid-Atlantic region. These technicians will be responsible for identifying, excavating and recording potential sites in accordance with state and federal archaeological standards. Projects may include Phase I through Phase III, historic and/or prehistoric investigations. Pre-employment drug testing is required for all of the above opportunities. Candidates with B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology/Anthropology and satisfactory completion of a field school are preferred.

·         Pay rates vary between $14.00 and $16.00 per hour, based on qualifications/experience and individual project requirements.

·         Per Diem is $50.00 per workday, reimbursed on a weekly schedule.

·         Individual, single occupancy hotel rooms will be provided when practical.

·         Transportation is provided for daily travel between hotel and site.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Follow required health and safety policies as specified by GAI, client, and OSHA

·         Maintain appropriate level of client confidentiality

·         Excavate, screen, and collect archaeological materials in accordance with state and/or federal archaeological standards

·         Identify and record any archaeological features and structures within project study areas

·         Accurately document and map survey areas, testing locations, excavations, and any observable cultural resources

·         Accurately complete paper and/or electronic field forms

·         Record soil color and type using a Munsell soil chart

·         Use a compass for basic orienteering within the project vicinity

·         Manually remove brush/vegetation when necessary

·         Work outdoors in varying weather conditions

·         Hike, off-trail and over occasionally rugged terrain, while carrying tools and equipment

·         Perform any and all other duties assigned by supervisor



·         BA degree in Anthropology or a related field plus field school required 

·         Minimum one year CRM experience in North America preferred

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Willingness to travel and with independent means of transportation

·         Experience in archaeological field excavation techniques, artifact identification, data recording, mapping, and surveying


Physical Requirements

·         Use fine motor skills to handle delicate objects, write by hand, feel sharp objects, and reach with hands/arms

·         Possess satisfactory close range vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

·         Talk, hear, taste or smell

·         Stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

·         Lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40lbs

·         Hike over various types of terrain while carrying up to 25lbs of gear

·         Extensively dig/shovel and screen soils for artifact recovery

·         Manually clear brush/vegetation from testing locations

·         Work outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions


Interested parties should apply online through the GAI Career link below.  

Thank you for your interest.


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