1575 Archaeologist III


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JOB TITLE: #1575 Archaeologist II
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Kellogg Center, 328 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
SALARY: $4,223.00 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: 11L Professional
SUPERVISORY: No
POSTING DATE: March 31, 2022
DEADLINE DATE: Open until filled. Applications received before April 14th will be given priority.
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 and lead archaeological, historical resource research as
well as preservation projects. The Archaeologist II will lead project field and laboratory teams to conduct
cultural resource management reviews of State agency projects. The MNHS Archaeology department
provides this service through an interagency agreement with the 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 understand the results of field research; 4)
Develop project-specific research design to ensure protection of historical and archaeological resources
to meet professional standards with minimal disruption of agency planning and construction schedules;
5) Manage archaeological and historical research projects to ensure agency compliance with historic
preservation law and agency policy; and 6) Provide professional expertise to others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related field.
● Four years conducting research to identify, evaluate and protect archaeological and historical resources.
● Ability to meet licensing and permit standards established by federal and state agencies.
● 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.

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS IN:
● 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.
● Photography, technical writing, surveying, and drafting.
● 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.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
● 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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● A high degree of expertise in the discipline of anthropology or archaeology , normally achieved in a master’s-level university graduate program.
● Expertise in a specialized skill such as GIS, geomorphology, material culture studies, or advanced laboratory analyses.

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 employer

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