1584 Archaeologist I

Website Minnesota Historical Society

archaeology / minnesota / museum / DNR

JOB TITLE: Archaeologist I
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Kellogg Center, 328 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
SALARY: $3,816.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, (approximately 2,088 annual hours) project position through June 30, 2023. This is an ongoing position with MNHS, designed to complete a scope of services (Project) on contract with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.
DEPARTMENT: Archaeology
CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional
POSTING DATE: April 12, 2022
DEADLINE DATE: Open until filled.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to conduct archaeological, historical resource research as well as preservation projects on public lands. The MNHS Archaeology department provides this service through an interagency agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Conduct archaeological and historical research to identify, evaluate and protect archaeological and historical resources in areas of agency undertakings; 2) Document and prepare reports on all phases of research to satisfy contractual and professional obligations; 3) Conduct analysis of archaeological field data to document and interpret the results of field research; 4) Assist in the development of project-specific research designs to identify, evaluate, and protect historical and archaeological resources threatened by agency development projects; 5) Assist in the management of archaeological and historical research projects to ensure agency compliance with historic preservation law and agency policy; and 6) Provide professional expertise to others.

● Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related field.
● Accredited training in archaeological field methods.
● Proficiency in technical skills such as photography, technical writing, land surveying, drafting and
computer applications.
● Practical experience in the application of archaeological methods for archival, field and laboratory research and analysis.
● Ability to spend extended periods of time outside in all weather conditions.
● Ability to bend, kneel, crouch, sit, stand, reach, pull, push, and lift up to 30 pounds as necessary to perform field duties.
● Valid Driver’s License.

● Establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations; governmental officials and agencies, members of boards, foundations, commissions, and support groups; organizational managers; museum and historic site staff; and the general public.
● Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing situations.
● Communicating, both orally and written, including preparing and delivering reports and presentations for both professional and lay audiences.
● Computer skills necessary to develop quality project and program documentation.

● Thinking imaginatively and problem solving.
● Customer service and interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
● Multitasking, working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities.
● Working independently and taking individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.
● Strong analytical and organizational skills with a demonstrated results orientation.

● Gathering data, analyzing, and organizing information into action plans.

● The principles of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, geography, geomorphology, geology, soil science, biology, zoology, botany, paleo-ecology, chemistry, and statistics.

● The advances in the discipline in order to make appropriate choices about research procedures and in order to support research results and recommendations.

● Experience managing all aspects of individual projects, from initial archival research through field research and report preparation.
● Practical experience in archaeological method and theory.
● Proficiency in technical skills such as GIS, photography, technical writing, surveying and drafting.

● Experience with Midwestern prehistory and history.
● Experience with cultural resource management, the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, applicable Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable Minnesota Statutes.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org.

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnhs.org.