Job Listing: Project Archaeologist

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William & Mary Center for Archaeological Research - Williamsburg, VA

Closes - 6/17/2022

Position Title – Project Archaeologist

Salary - $40-50,000 Annually/Based on Experience

Job Type - Full-Time

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Unit Mission Statement
The mission of William & Mary Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) is to provide cultural resources management and historic preservation consulting and research services. A secondary mission is to offer applied educational opportunities in these disciplines to the extent feasible under existing contractual obligations.


Position Summary
The Project Archaeologist is responsible for archaeological research and reporting, daily management of assigned archaeological projects, and assisting the Director in the preparation of grant and contract proposals and marketing. The work requires substantial experience in the general disciplines of archaeology and cultural resources management, familiarity with the cultural history and material culture of the Mid-Atlantic region, and knowledge of specific regulations and guidelines for conducting cultural resources research in Virginia. This is one of the key positions at the Center, requiring an individual to supervise crews of employees assisting with archaeological fieldwork, delegate research support tasks as needed, and work with minimal daily supervision.


Required Qualifications
1. MA in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field.
2. Significant experience directly applicable to the duties.
3. Direct supervisory experience required.
4. Working knowledge of federal and state guidelines for conducting archaeological survey, evaluation, and data recovery projects.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. Ability to direct multiple projects at the same time. Strong organizational skills. Ability to make quick decisions.
7. Broad knowledge of the prehistory and history of Virginia and the larger Middle Atlantic region.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to maintain diplomatic relations with a wide variety of personalities, clients, regulators, scholars, and the general public.


Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience in the preparation of work plans, data recovery plans, technical reports, and proposals/budgets.
2. Record of research, including publications.
3. Experience in analysis and identification of prehistoric Native American ceramics of the Mid-Atlantic region.
4. Experience with use of Geographical Information Systems (ArcGIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in recording, analysis, and report preparation in surveying and investigating cultural resources.


Advertised Pay Range
$45,000 to $50,000 based on experience