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Seasonal Archaeology Field Technician

Stantec Inc.
Wayzata, Minnesota
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Seasonal Archaeology Field Technician - ( 2400014J )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

As an Archaeology Technician, you will play a crucial role in supporting our field programs by assisting with data collection and analysis. This position offers the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including solar fields, residential developments, wetland restorations, major urban revitalization projects, pipelines, transmission lines, transportation projects, and excavation and investigations of cemeteries.

This hourly, on-call position will support the archaeological fieldwork needs of the Upper Midwest region. This position requires the ability to work outdoors in urban and remote locations and for extended periods under all weather conditions, often traversing rugged terrain. Stantec is committed to workplace safety and maintaining safe work practices. Extensive travel may be required.

While based in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro areas, projects include a mix of local and out of town field projects. Candidates living across the Upper Midwest are encouraged to apply.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct archaeological fieldwork, archaeological monitoring, and data collection for historic architectural surveys.
  • Work under the supervision of a field director or crew lead in Minnesota and neighboring states
  • Occasional laboratory duties may be available on a project specific basis.
  • Travel extensively to the assigned office or to project sites. Paid travel time, standard GSA per diem, and single occupancy hotel provided for non-local projects.
  • Prioritize safety in field and laboratory practices.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Conduct Phase I survey, Phase II testing, Phase III data recovery, archaeological monitoring, and data collection for historic architectural surveys.
  • Perform laboratory duties including artifact processing, classification, and curation, as well as artifact photography, database management, mapping, and report layout.
  • Maintain the ability to travel to and from onsite jobs and the Plymouth and Woodbury office locations as needed.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in a field school or CRM setting as an archaeologist, surveyor, or similar role.
  • Technical expertise or specialty within Archaeology/Anthropology is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with recording field data using ESRI's Field Maps is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Upper Midwest archaeology and field methods is preferred.

Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. When conducting non-local fieldwork, paid travel time, per diem, and single occupancy hotel rooms are provided. Stantec fleet or rental cars are often provided. Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Plymouth

Organization : BC-2277 EnvSvcs-US Great Lakes MN

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 13, 2024, 6:22:48 AM

Req ID: 2400014J

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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