Archaeological Technicians – Great Basin and California


Founded in 1979, Far Western is one of the largest cultural resource management firms in the western United States and has a proven track record of doing innovative research within a CRM context. We currently work with federal, state, and local agencies in the Great Basin and California in the military, transportation, development, and energy sectors.


We currently have several archaeological technician positions open on a variety of survey and excavation projects in Nevada, California, Utah, and Idaho throughout summer/fall/early winter 2019. Camping and lodging per diem is competitive and, depending on experience, rates are between $18-$24/hour (some projects will be subject to prevailing wage). To team up with Far Western, a candidate must have the following qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in anthropology/archaeology (or related field).
  • Field school experience or commensurate CRM field experience (e.g., survey, prehistoric and historic-era site documentation/data collection, excavation, and familiarity with common electronic devices and hand-held tools).
  • Ability to hike eight to ten miles a day for five-plus consecutive days in variable terrain and variable weather.
  • Ability to camp overnight in remote locations, as needed.
  • Detail-orientedness, ability to adapt to varying data collection needs, attention to field methods/pace, and effectiveness in verbal and written communication.
  • Interest in and ability to positively and collaboratively interact with Native American representatives, clients, and co-workers.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively independently within Far Western’s Safety Program and other Far Western protocols.


Far Western will give priority to applicants with Great Basin and California field experience.


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