Aurora Research Associates LLC (ARA) is seeking qualified individuals interested in part-time archaeologist work/projects. We are open to individuals seeking part-time, flexible employment, as well as independent contractors who offer these or similar services.
Those interested must meet the minimum Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Archaeology, as follows: 1) hold a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field plus 2) At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management; 3) At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology, and 4) Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
ARA is an established small woman-owned business founded in 2011 and we are expanding our services to include archaeology. The ideal individual will be self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to contribute to the growth of the company through marketing and business development activities as well as project work.
This a flexible, telecommute/work-from-home position with travel required for field work, as well as the occasional need to be on-call. The company’s service area includes Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to courtney@....
• Planning, management and execution of projects
• Technical report preparation
• Communication with clients, government employees, the public and other parties
• Training and supervision of field technicians
• Assistance with proposals and cost estimates
• Assistance with architectural survey field work on occasion
• Participation in training conferences and networking - marketing events
Qualifications and skills:
• Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field
• Knowledge of and experience in all phases of archaeological survey
• Thorough knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
• Experience working with government agencies, including state DOTs, SHPOs, et al.
• Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of archaeological field work including digging, kneeling, walking over rough terrain and lifting 40 pounds
• Archaeological knowledge and experience in ARA’s service area
• Experience preparing technical scopes, and experience with cost proposals a plus
• Experience managing project schedules, budgets, staff and invoicing a plus
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with GIS and database applications
• Valid U.S. driver’s license