Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is looking for a Project Director to work from one of our Colorado offices (either in the Metro Denver Area or in Grand Junction) and another to work out of our Bismarck, North Dakota office. Project management experience and understanding of archaeological methods are a must for this position.  This position is full-time, regular and eligible for all benefits provided by Metcalf (health insurance, 401k plan, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a salary that ranges from $56,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on experience.  This position is also eligible for a flexible schedule and remote work.
Primary responsibilities are structured around the execution of technical projects. Project Directors work in collaboration with a Principal Investigator to successfully complete projects. Project Directors are a critical point of contact with clients and agencies and are accountable for providing excellent and responsive customer service. Responsibilities extend to ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, permits, and statutes. Consistent monitoring of schedules, budgets, and field operations also comprise duties expected of the role. Our Project Directors not only supervise but contribute to technical aspects of projects as tasks are assigned.
To apply, please complete our online application for either the Colorado opening or the North Dakota opening.

  • M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology is required for this position
  • Sufficient experience to be listed in direct charge on antiquities permits in at least two states within the company’s operating region
  • Working knowledge of the prehistory and history in one or more of the company’s service regions
  • Working knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology, and lithic sources in one or more of Metcalf’s service regions
  • Familiarity with current research methods and trends in archaeology
  • At least five years of experience conducting archaeological investigations in a field setting
  • At least three years of experience supervising an archaeological field crew and participating in project management
  • Active First Aid/CPR certification is preferred (may be obtained after hire)

Work Context

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Able to work outdoors for 10 or more hours a day in often very hot (>90°F) and very cold (<32°F) temperatures; other conditions include high winds, extreme dust, and high altitude
  • Must be able to walk numerous miles in a work period, often in rugged terrain
  • Must be able to dig, kneel, and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift at least 40 lbs. and maintain physical fitness adequate to tasks
  • Willing to spend several days at remote work locations during the field season
  • Able to safely and legally drive four-wheel vehicles in all settings
  • Able to work in an office setting

Metcalf is 100% employee-owned, which means that all employees share in the company’s success.  As a cultural resource management firm, we have over 40 years of experience providing archaeological services in the Rocky Mountains, Eastern Great Basin, and Central and Northern Great Plains.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply, please go to our careers page here.