Project Archaeologist, Full-Time Role - San Antonio, TX

Angela Aelvoet @PD

Project Archaeologist, Full-Time Role - San Antonio, TX


Pape-Dawson, a civil engineering firm providing cultural resource management (CRM) consultation services in support of environmental, transportation, water resource, survey, and land development projects, seeks a talented and resourceful Project Archaeologist for their San Antonio Office. The ideal candidate will have archaeological experience in Texas, a stellar work ethic, and strive to support the Pape-Dawson Cultural Resources Program’s goal to be the most respected cultural resources program in our geographic and technical areas of practice. A Pape-Dawson Project Archaeologist should excel in both the field and office environment.


The Project Archaeologist will lead field and lab work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Cultural Resources Program Manager.  They will be responsible for assisting senior staff in regulatory compliance at local, state, and federal levels. The Project Archaeologist will also train crew chief and field technicians in both field and lab techniques and will assist in scheduling staff for field projects. Primary responsibilities will include day-to-day management of field and/or lab duties, survey, hand excavation, GPS data collection, artifact analysis, curation, and report writing.


*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a technical writing sample for which they served as the primary author.



  • BA/BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field required
  • MA/MS and/or PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field preferred
  • 2 years of supervisory experience on archaeological projects
  • RPA designation preferred
  • Experience leading field crews on surveys, testing, and/or data recovery projects
  • Knowledge of Section 106, Antiquities Code of Texas and City of San Antonio Unified Development Code compliance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience as primary author on technical reports
  • Excellent time management skills to deal with overlapping deadlines
  • Experience working in San Antonio and South-Central and/or South Texas preferred
  • Technical specialization in one of the following preferred: prehistoric archaeology, lithic analysis, geoarchaeology, or geophysics
  • Experience with tablet applications and resource databases (ArcCollector)
  • 6 months of artifact analysis/curation experience
  • Must be able to work independently and direct/mentor field and lab technicians
  • Must be able to tolerate working in outdoor environments in various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions
  • Must be able to walk and stand for prolonged time periods, dig with a variety of hand tools, bend, kneel, and stand
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects such as buckets of dirt weighing up to 40-50 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel within Texas and adjoining states as needed

Apply direct:




Angela Aelvoet | Senior Technical Recruiter
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
TBPE Firm Registration #470 | TBPLS Firm Registration #10028800

2000 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213
P: 210.375.9000 | E: AAelvoet@...

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