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Archaeologist/Field Technician

McCormick Taylor
West End, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
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McCormick Taylor, Inc.'s (MT) Cultural Resources Group (based out of Harrisburg, PA) is seeking to hire Archeologist I, Field Technician level positions on a temporary, full-time basis to supplement the group's work of archaeological field investigations and lab activities in the Mid-Atlantic.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Basic understanding and experience with archaeological excavation and recordation techniques (shovel test pits (STPs), test units (TUs), surface collection, plan and profile drawings, etc.)
  • Basic understanding and ability to identify archaeological materials (artifacts, ecofacts, surface features, etc.) and ability to make soil distinctions
  • Ability to follow directions of the Field/Lab Director and Principal Investigator
  • Ability to provide thorough descriptive information on standardized forms
  • Possesses and/or developing written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized team player able to work efficiently under tight deadlines

Candidates shall have the following qualifications:
  • Completed an accredited archaeological field school
  • In progress or completed a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology or closely related field

Candidates should be able to perform all potential field-related activities including strenuous fieldwork in varied weather conditions, hiking, and carrying gear. The ability to travel to conduct fieldwork is a must. When project travel is required, per diem, hotel room accommodations, and travel mileage are provided.

Any previous work or training in the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and having knowledge of Section 106 of the 1966 Historic Preservation Act would be beneficial.

The position requires the ability to process field data in accordance with MT standards. All employees are expected to comply with MT company policies including COVID-19 safety protocols for travel and fieldwork.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license, be able to drive, and have access to reliable transportation.

Please submit your resume, compensation expectations, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references to for consideration. Please visit our website at

McCormick Taylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strongly supports and celebrates the unique backgrounds of all of our employees and our applicants. Our commitment to inclusion spans age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and physical and mental ability. Our focus is on building a culture that promotes, supports, and values the diverse backgrounds and voices of our employees so that everyone feels welcome and can succeed. We strive to build a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.
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