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Archaeology Crew Member

Requisition ID req7715
Working Title Archaeology Crew Member
Position Grade 08
Position Summary

Participates as a member of an archeology crew in locating, collecting, recording, and interpreting archaeological data during the survey, testing, and excavation of an archaeology project.


•Performs systematic documentation of archaeological sites using established mapping techniques and field methods; interprets data using topographic maps and aerial photographs; establishes site boundaries by walking through areas and using GPS instruments.

•Excavates archaeological sites using shovels, buckets, and other digging tools; documenting soil profiles; records relevant features by describing, drawing, photography, and other appropriate means;
packs and transports artifacts such as rocks, bones, and soil samples; completes field data forms.

 •Conducts in-field analysis of artifacts using digital platforms, such as, tablets, GPS units, and total stations.

 • Participates in compiling in-field data for reports; may participate in laboratory analysis and report writing.

 •Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid United States driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or other relevant field; completion of a field school.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to collect field data and accurately record findings.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Knowledge of mapping principles and techniques.

• Ability to read and interpret topographic maps and aerial photographs.

• Ability to utilize geographic survey instruments.

• Knowledge of general excavation, techniques, tools, and equipment.

• Knowledge of archeological field and/or laboratory procedures and techniques.

• Backpacking experience and primitive camping skills may be required for some projects.


Additional Requirements
Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM
Department Office of Contract Archeology (937C)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type On-Call
Term End Date
Status Non-Exempt
Pay $13.00-$16.00 Hourly
Benefits Eligible No
ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required No
For Best Consideration Date 1/23/2020
Application Instructions Describe the documents the applicant should attach for a complete application. Include any additional application instructions that may be required of applicants.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.