Archaeological Technician (Temporary, Full-Time) at Metcalf Archaeology

Metcalf Archaeological Consultants Human Resources

Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is hiring Archaeological Technicians for several projects located primarily in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Archaeological Technicians perform field work and other tasks under the direction of a Project Manager, Project Director, or Crew Chief, primarily conducting survey, testing, and data recovery excavations. Laboratory and office tasks may also be assigned as necessary.

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These are full-time, hourly positions. Projects may be located in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, or adjacent states and may require extended field time, typically on a 9 days on, 5 days off schedule, although schedules will vary from project to project. Per-diem (typically $55 per day) and lodging are provided for all project work requiring overnight stays away from your home office. The pay rate will be $15- $18 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.


  • B.A. in Anthropology or History (commensurate field experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree)
  • Field skills (site recording, mapping, artifact collection, excavation, etc.) meet or exceed company expectations for the position

Work Context

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to work outdoors for 10 or more hours a day in often very hot (>90°F) and very cold (<32°F) temperatures; other conditions include high winds, extreme dust, and high altitude
  • Must be able to walk numerous miles in a work period, often in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to systematically excavate natural soil strata using hand tools, to include shovels and trowels
  • Must be able to dig, kneel, and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift at least 40 lbs. and maintain physical fitness adequate to tasks
  • Willing to spend several days at remote work locations during the field season

Metcalf is 100% employee-owned, which means that all employees share in the company’s success.  As a cultural resource management firm, we have over 40 years of experience providing archaeological services in the Rocky Mountains, Eastern Great Basin, and Central and Northern Great Plains.  Metcalf promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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