Full-Time Staff Archaeologist Supervisor: MT, ND, SD, & WY


Ethnoscience, Inc. is a cultural resource management firm based in Billings, Montana. We are seeking a staff archaeologist for field work primarily in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  The position is a permanent, fulltime, salaried position. Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance. A retirement plan is also available.

The candidate can expect to conduct or supervise all stages of archaeological and historic research including file searches, survey, testing and evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring. Project report writing is a major component of the position so good writing skills are a plus. 

The candidate will be need to relocate to Billings, MT.

Qualified candidates must have:

-Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, History or a related field

-At least 16 months of archaeological field experience with a professional cultural resource management firm;

·       -Ability to walk up to 10 miles a day, carry heavy loads for short distances, or excavate three levels in clay loam per day, and spend long periods  standing in a stooped position while screening;

·       -Experience with NRHP evaluation of historic and archaeological sites;

·       -Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

·       -Ability to work well with others and be a proactive team leader;

·       -A valid driver's license;

.        -Ability to supervise both small and large scale projects

·       -Ability to operate GPS units and navigate using USGS maps.

Experience in Northern Plains archaeology and familiarity with stone features (rings, cairns, etc.) is preferred.

Our field season is well underway so we would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

To apply please send a cover letter (in PDF or WORD format) that presents your experience, a copy of your professional vita, two references, and a recent example of your writing that includes a site description (max. 3 pages) to Scott J Wagers at:

swagers@...  or ethno@...    


4140 King Avenue East

Billings, MT 59101

Phone: (406) 252-7945

Fax: (406) 252-9483

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