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Archaeology Technician

Ohio History Connection
Bexley, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 1, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Position: Archaeology Technician

Status: Full time, permanent

Location: Ohio History Center, Columbus OH

Salary: $47,840 - 52,000 per year

Benefits: Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement pension, paid time off and holidays


The Archaeological Technician provides support in protecting the underground cultural resources across the Ohio History Connection site network. The role will assist the Archaeology Projects Program Manager in completing archaeological surveys, shovel testing, excavations, construction monitoring, recording, documentation, artifact identification, cataloging, and report writing.

Essential Functions:
  • Conduct all aspects of archaeological (Phase I-III) fieldwork.
  • Conduct archaeological monitoring.
  • Conduct resource photography and mapping in the field, including GPS data collection.
  • Perform processing and cataloging of collections recovered during projects.
  • Contribute to technical reports of the results of archaeological fieldwork.
  • Conduct research and literature reviews.
  • Prepare site forms.
  • Frequent in-state travel, potentially overnight for extended periods of time.

Required Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a related field.
  • 1-3 year of archaeological field and/or lab experience in a CRM, academic, or museum setting.
  • Familiarity with Midwest pre-contact and post-contact archaeology

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NHPA and NAGPRA.
  • Knowledge of and experience with artifact identification, cataloging, and analysis.
  • Experience conducting archival research and background record reviews.
  • Experience with Trimble products and GIS software.
  • A demonstrated ability to write clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to work effectively with stakeholders and colleagues with differing perspective on archaeological practices.

To apply:

Please submit application materials through the Ohio History Connection application portal Resume, cover letter, and other supporting documents can be attached in the "Resume" section. Please direct inquiries and accommodation requests to Human Resources, or by calling 614-297-2500.

Hiring Timeline:

This position will remain open until a suitable number of qualified applicants have been received or until June 30, 2024. Screening and interviewing of candidates will occur as they are received.

Ohio History Connection is an equal opportunity employer.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a fingerprint background check processed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI) in accordance with the Volunteer Children's Act. Additionally, prospective employees will also submit to a drug test. Both will occur after the offer of employment is accepted. The results of the background check and drug test are not immediate disqualifiers to employment and are reviewed in accordance with Ohio History Connection policies and procedures. Inquiries must be directed to the Human Resources Director at 614-297-2390 or via email at

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