UW-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management - Project Manager Positions

Brian Nicholls

Please post the following job opportunities.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s cultural resource management program (UWM-CRM) has immediate openings for three Archaeological Project Managers. Please see the attached notice for details. 
The postings will close on March 10, 2015 and all applications must be submitted electronically to:



UWM Cultural Resource Management

Position: Research Specialist (3 positions)
Appointment: Academic Staff, Fixed Term Appointment, 100% time Anticipated Starting Date: March 20, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management (UWM-CRM) program seeks a Project Manager at the rank of Research Specialist with experience in cultural resource management (CRM). The UWM-CRM program was established in 1974 as a contractual arm of the Department of Anthropology. The program provides consulting services to clients seeking to comply with historic preservation regulations relating to both archaeological sites and architectural-historical resources. UWM-CRM offers a full array of contract archaeology services including literature searches, archival research, cemetery documentation, field surveys, archaeological excavation, mapping, report writing, and laboratory analysis of artifacts, animal bone, botanical materials, and human remains. In addition, the program offers a comprehensive suite of architecture/history and historical investigations including reconnaissance and intensive surveys, preparation of Determination of Eligibility forms, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and associated historical research. UWM-CRM also provides a variety of consulting services including tribal and descendent community consultation, development and preparation of effects documentation such as Finding of No Adverse Effect, Documentation for Consultation, mitigation plans, and Memorandums of Agreement.

The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of specific projects performed in the field and laboratory. The position will conduct field operations and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and timely manner. The Research Specialist will maintain field equipment and supplies as needed. Day-to-day tasks may include monitoring heavy- machine excavations, total station mapping, supervising crew excavations, training new crew, proofing project documentation, excavation plan and profile drawings, and maps, taking photographs, supervising and participating in the excavation of human skeletal remains, and providing weekly reports and comprehensive and concise project summaries to the UWM-CRM Senior Project Manager and Senior Archaeologist. The Research Specialist develops, implements, and maintains project specific GIS databases and provides basic GIS training for staff. Laboratory work may include archival and literature research, material culture analyses, recordkeeping, report writing and proofing, and creating report illustrations.

The Research Specialist will be based in the UWM-CRM offices on UWM’s campus. However, the work requires travel throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest to direct and/or monitor on-going UWM-CRM projects and produce progress reports for UWM-CRM staff and clients. Fieldwork may be conducted in remote locations under stressful conditions and requires moderate physical fitness.

Required Qualifications:

a) MA or MS or other post-baccalaureate degree (not MFA) in Anthropology, Archaeology or closely related discipline.
b) Atleasttwoyearsofsupervisoryexperienceinculturalresourcemanagement.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. a)  More than two years of supervisory experience in CRM

  2. b)  Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and ESRI GIS software.

  3. c)  Experiencewithtotalstationmapping

  4. d)  Experience in GIS

  5. e)  Experience in report preparation

  6. f)  Experienceinhistoricalarchaeology

  7. g)  Experience in floral analysis

  8. h)  Experience in human skeletal analysis

  9. i)  Experience in faunal analysis

  10. j)  Experience in ceramic analysis

  11. k)  Experience in laboratory management

Terms of Employment: The Research Specialist position is a 12-month, 100% fixed term Academic Staff appointment. This position is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be within Academic Staff salary Range 2 with excellent fringe benefits.

Application Procedures: The complete application package must be submitted electronically at the following address:


A complete package contains: a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, in addition to a resume with names and contact information for three references that can speak to your abilities. Applications must be submitted online no later than March 10, 2015. Employment will require a criminal background check.

UWM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

UWM-CRM Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/crms/index.cfm

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