Are you looking for a new opportunity to utilize your skills and further develop your career in cultural resource management?  Do you dream of living in the Rocky Mountains?    Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Project Archaeologist in Montrose, Colorado.  Alpine cultivates a work-life balance and a friendly environment where our staff enjoy collaborating on projects and participation in community events.  Our mountain valley location enables our staff and their families to enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Alpine was established in 1988 and engages solely in contracted cultural resource studies throughout the western United States.  We currently employ 22 full-time staff members and are adding new team members to support our growing schedule of projects. We have a strong reputation among employees, other CRM firms, and our clients.   Our people make us successful!

What You Will Contribute

As a Project Archaeologist, you will lead and supervise archaeological field crews during inventory, testing, and excavation projects.   When not in the field, you will conduct background research, provide laboratory support, and write reports.  You will collaborate with other Alpine team members to make National Register eligibility recommendations, evaluate site and project impacts, and design mitigation measures for all types of cultural resources.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field. Preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree
  • At least three years field supervisory experience in CRM, preferably involving Section 106 compliance projects, to meet federal and state agency permitting requirements
  • Permitted or qualified to be permitted as a Field Director/Crew Chief (or higher) in our service area
  • An ability to conduct fieldwork––including survey, testing, and data recovery––for long hours in inclement weather, rough terrain, and/or high elevations
  • Proficiency at the identification, recordation, and evaluation of archaeological sites of prehistoric and historical archaeological sites
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in technical writing, and proven ability and experience in all areas of archaeological inquiry (research, survey, excavation, and analysis)
  • Willingness to travel for 8–10 days at a time for field sessions; per diem and lodging is provided
  • Proficiency with software such as MS Word, Access, and Excel

Salary and Benefit Package

Salary:  $50,000 to $65,000 per year, dependent on qualifications

Staff benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays, 13 paid vacation days in the first year, paid sick leave
  • Health, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 401(k) at the completion of one year employment that includes up to a 4% employer match
  • As a corporate value, Alpine contributes additional profit sharing amounts to employee’s 401k.

Please apply here: contact-us/employment/

Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.