106 Group is seeking to fill archaeological field crew leader positions for the 2024 field season. This position involves leading field crews in the execution Phase I pedestrian surveys, shovel testing, Phase II evaluation, Phase III data recovery, and construction monitoring for projects throughout the Midwest. Opportunities are expected to continue throughout the remainder of the season dependent on performance.

Travel and fieldwork are requirements of this position.

Salary range is $23.50-38.50 per hour, dependent upon experience. In addition to lodging, archaeologists will receive a daily per diem matching the current Federal GSA rates (minimally $59 for projects outside of the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.)

The Crew Leader is responsible for all aspects of archaeological field work on a project. While some project tasks can be delegated in consultation with the Field Director, the Crew Leader bears full responsibility for the quality and timely completion of the following tasks:

·     Lead teams of Archaeological Field Technicians in conducting pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, unit excavation, and construction monitoring in consultation with and at the direction of the Field Director and Principal Investigator.

·     Interpret landscape characteristics, project specifics, and cultural resources regulations in applying archaeological field methods, including but not limited to: appropriate level of survey effort, testing interval, and degree of disturbance.

·     Manage project area access and on-site landowner and stakeholder interactions.

·     Record and submit to the office on a daily basis all necessary field data including GPS data, field forms, field photographs, artifacts, and field reports.

·     Administer project personnel needs including record of work, accident and near-miss reports, and all project expenses.

·     Maintain health and safety standards in accordance with company and project policies.

·     Maintain project pace while balancing workload with crew abilities and stamina.

·     Maintain open and frequent communication with Field Director, Field Coordinator, and Principal Investigator.

B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field.

Archaeological field school or demonstrated equivalent experience.

At least one year field experience as an Archaeological Field Technician or in equivalent capacity.

Ability to maintain steady pace while accurately recording archaeological observations and artifact collection.

Ability to work efficiently in adverse environmental conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, precipitation, and challenging terrain for sustained durations.

Ability to work individually and as a team.

Working knowledge and ability to use or learn to use current technologies.

Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience.

Experience conducting reconnaissance and intensive level surveys.

Archaeological knowledge of the Midwest and Great Plains and demonstrated familiarity with regional artifact types.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure.

Demonstrated time management skills.

Experience with GPS systems.

Valid driver’s license and ability to reliably commute to either the 106 office or project locations.


Additional experience valued or preferred:

Experience authoring technical archaeological reports.

Knowledge of architecture/history properties.

Knowledge of cultural resources management laws and process.

Experience with general principles of GPS data collection systems.

Experience with local artifact assemblages, lab, and curation procedures.


About The 106 Group Ltd.

106 Group is a national leader in providing consulting services in cultural heritage planning, cultural resource management, interpretation, and exhibit design. We offer a professional and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects.

106 Group is a unique organization powered by extraordinary staff that are passionate about our work. We offer a collaborative and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural resources management, cultural heritage planning, and interpretation and exhibit design. See www.106group.com for more information on our firm.

We are a hybrid office providing our staff the flexibility to work from home or our office depending on position and assigned projects.

Please complete our web application and submit it with an attached PDF of your resume and a cover letter highlighting your skills.

106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion in the workplace. All are welcome and encouraged to apply.