Archaeological Field Technician, Tucson, AZ

Eric Klucas

Archaeological Field Technician (Tucson, Arizona)

Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting firm, has multiple temporary, full-time, and hourly positions available for archaeological Field Technicians headquartered from SRI’s Tucson office. Qualified candidates should possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field and have completed an accredited archaeological field school. Candidates must also have a minimum of 1–2 years of field experience (i.e., survey, testing, and data recovery) and be physically fit and able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (i.e., extreme heat or cold). Candidates should also have good communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks. Prior experience concerning the history and archaeology of central and southern Arizona is preferred, as is demonstrated past field experience working with Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. Initial tasking will include an approximately 9-week-long data recovery project at an early-twentieth-century cemetery near Paulden, Arizona. Fieldwork is expected to begin in July 2020.

Base rate of pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Food allowance and single-occupancy lodging will be provided for fieldwork requiring an overnight stay. The applicant will be expected to follow all SRI’s safety protocols including those designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Transportation to and from the SRI Tucson Office and the project area will be provided.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Project Director or Crew Chief, archaeological field technicians are responsible for conducting survey, the establishment of grids, artifact collection, test unit and feature excavation, and documentation. To this end, and in accordance with SRI conventions and project requirements, archaeological field technicians are required to perform the following tasks in the field:

  • Conduct archaeological survey, testing, and data recovery
  • Identify, manually excavate, and document archaeological features in plan and profile
  • Complete field forms accurately and concisely
  • Properly label collection bags and samples
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and to work in intensely arid, hot conditions

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to srijobs@... with “Archaeological Field Technician – Tucson, Arizona” referenced in the subject line, and should include a resume of relevant experience and references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.