Field Technicians/Archaeologists- On Call


Field Technicians /Archaeologists- On Call 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice  

1500 hours, Non-exempt, Temporary/Part-time, No Benefits, Position #TW0012



Longwood University invites applications for Field Technicians/ Archaeologists- On Call in the Institute of Archaeology.  The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting archaeological excavations and historic structure assessments in rural, suburban, and urban environments, under the direction of the Field Supervisor. 



�·       Assist Archaeological Field Supervisor with all facets of archaeological excavations and historic structure assessments

�·       Interpretation of soil horizons, preparation of field maps depicting the locations of excavations, site/feature boundaries, historic standing structures, and other notable features within the project area 

�·       Assist with the photography of current field conditions, archaeological sites/features, historic standing structures, and other notable features within the project area

�·       Artifact processing

�·       Some duties require an employee to safely lift 50 pounds

�·       Some duties require walking to project sites over a variety of different terrains in all kinds of weather and standing or walking for long periods of time



�·       Must have a Bachelor�⒠�s degree in archaeology or anthropology from an accredited school or a closely related field with equivalent work experience

�·       Experience processing, labeling and curating artifacts

�·       Working knowledge of Native American and Historic time periods in the Middle Atlantic Region 

�·       Basic understanding of pedology and orienteering;

�·       Ability to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts

�·       Ability to work alone or with others and adapt to changing field conditions/methodologies  

�·       Excellent communication skills

�·       Familiarity with cultural resource regulations in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware preferred. 

�·       Must meet Longwood University criteria for driving institution-owned vehicles



Pay Band 3.  On-call Field Technicians will be needed for a variety of field projects. Field Projects will typically have a duration of two-three months with a work week of 40 hours. Limited to working 1500 hours in a work year. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits do not accompany this position.  A successful criminal background check is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five days.  Review of applications will begin immediately. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at Any resumes, cover letters, etc. will not be considered unless submitted as an attachment to your online application in the Virginia Jobs (RMS) system.  RESUMES WILL NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION.  ALL JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE MUST BE LISTED ON STATE APPLICATION.  AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.




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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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