Position: Archaeological Crew Chief - St. Paul, MN

Jennifer Kust

The 106 Group is accepting applications for the 2015 field season. Preparations are beginning for a wide range of work starting approximately mid April. Please submit an application and the dates that you will be available.


We offer a professional and friendly working environment with interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural resource and environmental consulting. See www.106group.com for more information on our firm.


Archaeological Crew Chief positions will be filled on a seasonal or project basis with the expectation that opportunities will span the entire 2015 field season with a possibility of longer-term employment. The preferred candidate will be based in the Twin Cities.



The Crew Chief is responsible for all aspects of archaeological field work on a project. While some project tasks can be delegated, in consultation with the Field Director, the Crew Chief bears full responsibility for the quality and timely completion of the following tasks:

Lead teams of Archaeological Field Technicians in conducting pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, and urban survey projects in consultation with and at the direction of the project Field Director and Principal Investigator.

Interpret landscape characteristics, project specifics, and cultural resources regulations in applying archaeological field methods, including but not limited to, appropriate level of survey effort, testing interval, and degree of disturbance.

Manage project area access and on-site landowner and stakeholder interactions.

Record and submit to the office on a daily basis all necessary field data including GPS data, field forms, field photographs, artifacts, and field reports.

Administer project personnel needs including record of work, distribution of per diem, accident and near-miss reports, and all project expenses.

Maintain health and safety standards in accordance with company and project policies.

Maintain project pace while balancing workload with crew abilities and stamina.

Maintain open and frequent communication with Field Director, Principal Investigator, and Project Manager.



B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field.

At least one year field experience as an Archaeological Field Technician or in equivalent capacity.

Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience.

Experience conducting reconnaissance and intensive level surveys.

Archaeological knowledge of the Midwest and Great Plains and demonstrated familiarity with regional artifact types.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure.

Demonstrated time management skills.

Good working knowledge of current data collection technologies.

Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Experience with GPS systems.

Valid driver’s license and ability to reliably commute to either the 106 office or project locations.


Additional experience valued or preferred:

  • Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for work in prehistoric and/or historical archaeology
  • Experience authoring technical archaeological reports.
  • Knowledge of architecture/history properties.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State cultural resources management laws and process.


Travel and fieldwork are requirements of this position. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Particular preference may be extended for applicants based in the Twin Cities Metro Area, MN and north-central Illinois


Complete application located at www.106group.com/employment.htm. Please submit an application, resume, and letter highlighting your skills to jobs@....


The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






Jennifer Kust

Business & HR Manager

Direct: 651-403-8727



106 Group

St Paul MN | 651-290-0977  

Richmond VA | 804-288-0037

Washington DC | 202-429-2036



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