Archaeological Field Technicians

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

106 Group is seeking to fill field archaeologist positions for the 2020 field season. This position involves largely Phase I pedestrian surveys and shovel testing for projects throughout the Midwest. Opportunities are expected to continue throughout the remainder of the season dependent on performance.

The 106 Group offers a professional and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural resources management, planning, community engagement, and design. See for more information about our firm.


  • Perform archaeological survey (pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, or urban archaeological investigations working alongside heavy machinery) under the direction of project Crew Chiefs 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.


  • 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 Trimble GPS systems.
  • Experience with local artifact assemblages, lab, and curation procedures.

Travel and fieldwork are requirements of this position. Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition to lodging, archaeologists will receive a daily per diem matching the current Federal GSA rates (minimally $55) for projects outside of the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.

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


The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.