The West Chester, Pennsylvania office of Commonwealth Heritage Group is searching for archaeological field technicians for fieldwork beginning in May 2022. Fieldwork will involve Phase I survey for moderate-scale (ca. 1-2 weeks each, 4-5 projects) projects in central (Franklin County) and western (Clarion, Venango, Westmoreland County) Pennsylvania. Technicians will be part of a team responsible for conducting pedestrian and shovel test survey as well as documentation of survey efforts and archaeological resources. Ability to work independently and in teams to excavate and screen shovel tests, navigate/traverse difficult terrain and walk continuously throughout the day, recognize precontact Native American and historic-period artifacts, and describe soil contexts with appropriate terminology is required. Ability to carry field equipment, personal gear (including
hydration supplies and lunch depending on distance from field vehicles) is expected. Limited assistant supervisory positions for qualified applicants with site recordation and GPS operation experience may be available.
Pay starts at $17.50/hour with prior experience. Hotel (single occupancy), $59 per diem (no receipt documentation required) and transportation to/from the job location will be provided. Mileage reimbursement will be provided if personal vehicles are needed. Weekend hotel stays will be considered for reasonable requests.
More information and how to apply is available here.