Florida-based Project Archaeologist with SEARCH


Project Archaeologist

Florida based


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 openings for a full time Project Archaeologist to join our terrestrial division to support multiple archaeological surveys and excavation projects located predominantly in the Eastern United States.  Our projects are across variable terrain and consist primarily of shovel testing and unit excavation.  This position will also assist with general service contracts.


Key Responsibilities of our Project Archaeologists include:


  • Assist preparing proposals, including project scopes and budgets, for archaeological projects
  • Conduct background research, including literature reviews, site file searches, and analysis and synthesis of cultural, geographic and environmental data
  • Develop and implement research designs and methods appropriate to client needs and field conditions
  • Supervise field operations including managing equipment and field records; scheduling project personnel; and providing clear direction to field staff
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines within scope, budget, and schedule constraints
  • Analyze the results of field investigations to produce management summaries and technical reports;
  • Travel as needed to support projects and company-related tasks



To perform this position successfully, candidates should possess:


  • Master's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in cultural resource management with work and/or educational experience in the Southeastern United States.
  • 3+ years of experience in field supervision, including Phase I cultural resource surveys, Phase II site assessments, Phase III data recovery, and monitoring projects
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local regulations governing cultural resource management
  • Strong field and outdoors skill set and the ability to work in physically demanding environments
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and through technical writing, information regarding cultural resources, legal requirements, and results of analyses, in a clear and effective manner that is thorough and easily understood by clients, regulators, and the general public
  • Ability to meet deadlines while remaining detail-oriented, organized
  • Competence of collecting field data using Trimble GPS units and navigating using USGS maps and aerial photography
  • Ability to travel, with a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation


The position can be based out of SEARCH’s Florida offices of Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, or Pensacola.  Consideration for other SEARCH office locations is an option.  This position will require frequent travel, often for weeks at a time.

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.


For more information on SEARCH, please visit www.searchinc.com and follow us on Facebook.


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: https://search.workable.com/jobs/223357


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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