Archaeological Laboratory Technician for SEARCH - Gainesville, FL


Archaeological Laboratory Technician - Lithic Specialist

Gainesville, Florida


SEARCH, a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers, is continuously seeking top talent in the cultural resource management industry.  As a full service company, SEARCH offers a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design.


SEARCH has an immediate opening for an Archaeological Laboratory Technician specializing in lithic technology to support multiple projects, including projects for Federal and State government agencies.  Analysis will be from archaeological sites located in Florida, throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and worldwide.


Qualified candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
  • Minimum two years laboratory experience in the identification of prehistoric lithic debitage and tools
  • Knowledge of all stages of lithic analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and type lithic tools from the Southeastern US
  • Prior archaeology fieldwork experience
  • Completion of an archaeological field school
  • Superior technical writing ability
  • Experience preparing collections to Federal curation standards
  • The ability to work well in a team environment, under the direction of a Laboratory Director and/or Laboratory Supervisor


  • Mid-western, and Mid-Atlantic experience, a plus
  • Knowledge of prehistoric pottery of the Southeastern US, a plus


The position will be based in SEARCH’s office in Gainesville, Florida, working primarily inside the lab.  Occasional fieldwork may be requested and scheduled of the individual hired for this position.


The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check, including DMV.  Applicants need to be eligible to be employed in the United States.  SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health & wellness and retirement plans.  Pay will be commensurate with education and experience.


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To Apply:

In Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume with professional references, and dates of your availability.  SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion.  Apply here:


SEARCH is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


SEARCH is an Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


SEARCH will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.






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