Archaeological Field Technicians

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota


106 Group is seeking to fill field archaeologist positions for the 2023 field season. This position involves largely Phase I pedestrian surveys, shovel testing, 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 $19.50-23.50 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.)


  • Perform archaeological survey (pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, or urban archaeological investigations working alongside heavy machinery) under the direction of project Crew Leaders and Field Director.
  • Excavate and document excavation units as components of archaeological evaluation and data recovery projects.
  • Participate in additional projects as appropriate according to skill level, experience, and ability.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field.
  • Archaeological field school or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • 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.
  • Archaeological knowledge of the precontact and post-contact periods, including ability to recognize and preliminarily identify regional artifacts.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure.
  • Working knowledge and ability to use or learn to use current technologies.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to reliably commute to either the 106 Group offices or project locations.

Additional experience valued or preferred

  • At least one year field experience.
  • 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 106 Group

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.

At 106 Group, we are committed to connecting people, place, and time by providing a wide range of consulting services throughout the nation. If you want to work as part of a supported collaborative team, be innovative, and have a flexible and diverse work environment, then 106 Group is the perfect company for you.

106 Group follows health and safety guidelines as defined by the CDC and the MN Dept of Health.

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.