Gray & Pape, a national cultural heritage firm, is seeking to increase our qualified pool of Archaeological Technicians for work in our Midwest offices and project locations. Individuals interested in working for Gray & Pape will only be selected from this pool.

Expected projects include, but are not limited to, the following opportunities:

Project Location Projected Start Date Projected End Date Per Diem Drive Time (paid) Notes
South Dakota June 5 August 30 (or longer) $51/day Up to 10 hours Schedule is six-10s, survey and deep testing
Illinois/Iowa Mid-April, weather dependent October $51/day Up to 8 hours Anticipated 12 weeks of work
Michigan June 5 September $51/day None, but overtime pay is available. Schedule is six-10s, anticipated 8+ weeks of work. Drug testing is required.
All Locations March November Usually $51/day, but varies Varies Short term projects

Please submit a cover letter detailing your experience, education, and project interest (if applicable) and a resume with three professional references to Trequia Walker ( No phone calls, please.

The Seasonal Field Technician performs archaeological fieldwork, lab work, or GIS work under the direction and supervision of a Gray & Pape Project Manager/Principal Investigator. Applicants approved for the pool must have (at a minimum):

  • A./B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology, Tribal Historic Preservation, or related field with prior coursework in, or demonstrated knowledge of archaeology, prehistory, and history
  • Archaeological field school experience
  • Ability to use GPS unit and Total Station
  • Ability to use Digital/point-and-shoot/DSLR cameras
  • Capability to take detailed notes
  • Demonstrated work reliability.

Preference will be given to those with CRM experience. Familiarity with Phase I, II, and/or III work required. Pay is dependent on region and experience, the range is $16.50-$23/hr.

We will be accepting applicants to the qualified pool until April 7, 2023. Positions are seasonal, and work is on-call, as needed. Acceptance into the qualified field technician pool is not a guarantee of a job offer or a guarantee of hours in 2023-2024.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.