NOW HIRING: Temporary Archaeological Field Technicians in Michigan at Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.

Alison Haller



Temporary Archaeological Field Technicians



About Us

Founded in 1988, Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (Commonwealth) is a full-service heritage management and consulting firm serving clients for projects of all sizes. Commonwealth is a small business and proud founding member of the American Cultural Resources Association, a trade association of the heritage management industry.

Since its founding, Commonwealth has grown to acquire other cultural resource companies including Coastal Carolina Research, Inc in 2009, Sagebrush Consultants, Inc. in 2013, John Milner Associates Inc. in 2014, SouthArc, Inc. in 2020, and Panamerican Consultants, Inc. and Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) in 2021. Enabling us to work with customers nationwide from eighteen regional offices from Tuscaloosa, AL; Tempe, AZ, Tucson, AZ; Gainesville, FL; Lakeland, FL, Columbus, GA, Traverse City, MI; Littleton, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Tarboro, NC; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, OH; West Chester, PA; Memphis, TN; Ogden, UT; Alexandria, VA; Milwaukee, WI; and headquarters in Dexter, MI.

The company’s portfolio reflects numerous accolades and acknowledgments from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Cultural Resources Association, and Michigan Department of State.


Commonwealth is an M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Description


Commonwealth Heritage Group is searching for multiple archaeological field technicians for archaeological fieldwork in Michigan. Fieldwork will primarily involve Phase I pedestrian and shovel testing survey.

Archaeological Field Technicians are part of a team that is responsible for conducting shovel testing, pedestrian survey, and site documentation, which includes feature and artifact identification and analyses; site descriptions; photographs; and mapping.  Archaeological field technicians are required to perform the following tasks in the field:

·            Excavate a minimum of 30 STPs (35-cm round) per day

·            Walk up to 6 miles a day in rugged terrain while carrying appropriate gear

·            Excavate STPs in stratigraphic profiles and complete associated unit paperwork

·            Identify historic and prehistoric artifacts

·            Conduct archaeological survey and testing

·            Complete site sketch maps

·            Complete field forms accurately and concisely

·            Use GPS units (Trimble and/or ArcCollector-based systems) for navigation and recording field data

·            Photograph resources


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 have experience identifying and recording prehistoric and historic resources in the Midwest. Candidates must also have a minimum of 6 months of field experience (e.g., survey, testing, data recovery). Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures). Candidates should also have good organizational skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks. Pay starts at $16.50/hour.


These positions will remain open until filled. If interested, apply today at