Seasonal Field Director/PI Bismarck, ND


All interested applicants must meet the minimum requirements and physical requirements detailed below and should come prepared with or have the ability to possess the attributes of a successful candidate and be able to meet and implement to job specific responsibilities discussed below:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Higher Level education in Archaeology/Anthropology (Master’s Degree)
  • Ability to work in the field for up to 90% of the time (with the potential for frequent overnight stays)
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Pass a Pre-employment, annual, and Random Non-DOT drug and alcohol tests
  • Ability to be permitted as Field Director/PI with the ND SHPO, Montana-Dakotas BLM, and DPG-USFS


The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • 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 scheduling
  • Able to work well under minimum supervision
  • Initiative, drive, and desire to execute good work


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience to include 1 cumulative year in supervisory roles
  • Experience with Trimble GPS or similar hardware
  • Faunal and/or Lithic analysis experience
  • Lab and/or artifact curation experience
  • Ability to be permitted as PI with the ND SHPO, Montana-Dakotas BLM, and DPG-USFS


Field Director/PI Responsibilities:

  • Perform and supervise Phase I, II, and III archaeological fieldwork and report on results
  • Direct and lead crew member(s)
  • Take initiative and responsibility for the projects being overseen
  • Apply problem solving skills in order to optimize project completion
  • Use their professional judgement and past experience to all projects and various working scenarios
  • 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 office on project status and any concerns, etc…)
  • Successfully complete small and large-scale reports (and applicable and appropriate field forms)


Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly sit and/or drive for hours at a time
  • Walking/Surveying for hours at a time in extreme weather and through rugged terrain (up to 12 miles per day within approximately 12 hours)
  • Utilizing vision to look for objects on the ground as well as the observation of objects at both long and short distances as well as on handheld GPS screens and computer/laptop monitor screens
  • Able to utilize hands to drive, hold GPS, camera, and other necessary field equipment and as needed to safely work with shovels, augers, trowels, screens
  • Able to traverse across uneven and rough terrain under various weather conditions (including but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wind, and/or rain)
  • Ability to bend-over, squat/stoop down to inspect items and as needed to work on any testing projects


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


Beaver Creek Archaeology is committed to providing its employees with a safe and drug free work environment. Successful candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment and at random drug screenings as well as annual Drug and Alcohol screenings. Beaver Creek Archaeology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any other affiliation.

Applicants will need to apply through the BCA website at:


Raina Hanley

Chief Operating Officer


Beaver Creek Archaeology

1632 Capitol Way

Bismarck, ND 58501

Cell: (701) 595-0588

Ph: (701) 663-5521 | Fx: (701) 663-5589


Beaver Creek Archaeology

712 West Quay Avenue

Artesia, NM 88210

Cell: (701) 595-0588

Ph: (575) 746-6142 | Fx: (701) 663-5589




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