Principal Archaeologist – Part-Time / Independent (flexible)


Aurora Research Associates LLC (ARA) is seeking qualified individuals interested in part-time archaeologist work/projects.  We are open to individuals seeking part-time, flexible employment, as well as independent contractors who offer these or similar services.
Those interested must meet the minimum Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Archaeology, as follows: 1) hold a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field plus 2) At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management; 3) At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology, and 4) Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. 
ARA is an established small woman-owned business founded in 2011 and we are expanding our services to include archaeology. The ideal individual will be self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to contribute to the growth of the company through marketing and business development activities as well as project work.
This a flexible, telecommute/work-from-home position with travel required for field work, as well as the occasional need to be on-call. The company’s service area includes Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  
To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to courtney@.... 
Job Responsibilities:
Planning, management and execution of projects
Technical report preparation
Communication with clients, government employees, the public and other parties
Training and supervision of field technicians
Assistance with proposals and cost estimates 
Assistance with architectural survey field work on occasion
Participation in training conferences and networking - marketing events
Qualifications and skills:
Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field 
Knowledge of and experience in all phases of archaeological survey
Thorough knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Experience working with government agencies, including state DOTs, SHPOs, et al.
Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of archaeological field work including digging, kneeling, walking over rough terrain and lifting 40 pounds
Archaeological knowledge and experience in ARA’s service area
Experience preparing technical scopes, and experience with cost proposals a plus
Experience managing project schedules, budgets, staff and invoicing a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with GIS and database applications
Valid U.S. driver’s license

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