Field Archaeologist

Position Summary

Do you enjoy the outdoors, have an inquisitive mind, and aren’t afraid to get dirty? Are you an adventurer who enjoys the outdoors? Are you someone with a great combination of eye for detail and cultural savvy? We need a road warrior to analyze, collect, and inventory cultural resources artifacts and sites. 

Preferred Locations:

  • Montana

  • South Dakota

  • Wyoming

Work You’ll Do:

  • Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through walking inspection, excavation, etc.

  • Perform remote data capture operations using various sources.

  • Travel to locations nationwide (primarily Western US) for collections.

  • Operate GPS, GPR, and UAV devices.

  • Post-process GPS data for loading into spatial schemas.

  • Reinforce a collaborative environment across the project.

  • Continually review processes and workflows, and make recommendations for improvement and increased automation

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology/archaeology, history, or architecture.

  • Competence in theory and methods, and in collecting, handling, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting cultural property data.

  • Ability to carry research to completion, as evidenced by timely completion of theses, research reports, and/or similar documents.

  • Completion of at least 12 months of professional experience and/or specialized training in field, laboratory, or library research administration or management, including at least 4 months of field experience.

  • At least 12 months of research concerning cultural properties, including at least 4 months experience in Native American cultures.

  • Maintain artifact and associated records data records through documents, photographs, and artifact collections.

  • Proven ability to generate, convert, and/or GPS spatial data features.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write field notes and reports that summarize field analyses and communicate findings with photos, maps, field notes, sketches, and narrative.

  • Self-starter with tons of initiative, creativity, and drive.

  • Knowledge of cultural resources collection methods and procedures.

  • Ability to work in remote conditions for several weeks at a time, living in close quarters with a small team of researchers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task under pressure with teams and independently.

  • Experience under a Department of the Interior cultural resources permit.

  • Proficiency in GIS tools (i.e., Esri, QGIS), GPS data collection tools (PathfinderOffice, ArcPad),

  • Knowledge of North American prehistory and history.

How You’ll Grow:

At Motivf, our professional development plans focus on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe in life-long learning. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills, work with industry-leading talent on a daily basis, and hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning to continuing education programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career, while delivering products and services to both global and local clients.

How to Apply:

Please fill out an application and upload a resume and any examples of work at the link below.