Full-Time Technical Writer for Archaeology/Office Support, Bismarck, ND


Beaver Creek Archaeology (BCA) is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for an archaeological technical writer and office support position. The candidate should have a college degree in Archaeology or a closely related field. The primary emphasis of this position would be assisting the archaeological report writers up to and becoming a reliable asset for writing reports independently. After a probationary period, the position would become full-time with benefits and be based out of the Bismarck, ND office. Compensation is dependent on past experience and qualifications.

The applicant must be detail-oriented with the capability to critically think. Strong written and verbal English communication skills are a must as well as the ability to communicate with an array of individuals with different communication styles. The applicant should have a thorough understanding and application of English grammar in an APA and SAA stylized format. The applicant must be proficient at utilizing Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, proficiency in Microsoft Excel is preferred but not required. Furthermore, the applicant must be able to work and thrive in a fast-paced office environment with an ability to excel at multiple tasks and adapt to fluctuating priorities and timelines.

All interested applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and physical requirements detailed below:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or closely related field
  • Adaptability to multiple rapidly changing project needs and scheduling
  • Creative problem-solving skills in order to optimize project completion
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Detail -oriented
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Able to work well under minimum supervision
  • Passion for their profession with a continued interest in learning about their field and growing their skillset
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word
  • Strong English written and verbal skills
  • Ability to write technical reports in an APA and SAA stylized format
  • Work and thrive in a fast-paced work environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oil and Gas Experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Public Land Survey System (PLSS) with the ability to completely list a legal identification
  • Experience working with and interpreting engineering plat maps
  • Previous archaeological report writing or editing experience
  • Previous experience in synthesizing and interpreting NDCRS Site Forms
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork if and when needed with the possibility of multiple simultaneous overnight stays



  • Accurate and reliable report creation
  • Direct data management and reporting for simultaneous projects under strict deadlines
  • Work closely with all staff regarding project work, scheduling, and data exchange


Physical Requirements:

  • Should be to remain seated or standing at a desk, working on a computer, for hours at a time with repetitive hand motions
  • Should be able to look at a computer monitor for hours at a time
  • Must be able to fluently read, write, and speak in the English language
  • Must be able to think critically with attention for detail for hours at a time
  • May occasionally need to be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs from the floor to waist using both arms and hands
  • May occasionally need to go into the field possibly with overnight stay(s)

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

Thank you for taking the time to fully read and review this posting. If you feel like you are a candidate for this position, then please submit your resume and CV with a writing sample and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, stating your earliest potential start date, and stating your desired rate of pay or pay range by following this link to our company web page at https://www.bcarch.org/employment_opportunities/technical-writer-for-archaeology


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