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Field Technician & Field Director

Field archaeologists work incredibly hard. Our directors and technicians face long hours, time away from home, all kinds of weather, and even… paperwork. It takes grit and passion for archaeology to be successful in this field. That’s why we at TerraX think it’s time to change the game.


We’re offering benefits to our field crews.


Our goal for the future is to build permanent field crews based in our specific target regions of Tuscaloosa, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, and Atlanta, GA. Crews will be dedicated to their regions to cut down on travel and give our employees more time at home. Not only that, but our field crews will be permanent employees — meaning they’ll be eligible for full health benefits.


More stability. Greater financial security. Less time on the road. That’s our vision for our Field Directors and Technicians.

Field Technician Job Requirements:

  • Perform hand and equipment testing and excavation at project sites to identify cultural materials and artifacts

  • Dig shovel tests at appropriate locations per prepared GIS maps

  • Use discretion when offsetting shovel test locations as appropriate

  • Operate equipment including shovels, augers, GPS tools, etc.

  • Complete all necessary field paperwork in a neat, clear, and timely manner

  • Correctly handle, label, and transport all artifact recovered in the field to the TerraX lab in Tuscaloosa, AL


Field Director Job Requirements:

  • All Field Technician requirements plus:

  • Manage a crew of Field Technicians to perform all necessary surveying tasks

  • Coordinate with the Principal Investigator to ensure safe and timely completion of all field tasks

Field Technician Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field

  • Previous experience with archaeological field work

  • Demonstrated ability to perform long hours of hard labor

Field Director Qualifications:

  • All Field Technician qualifications, plus:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field

  • Prior experience in the CRM field including field, lab, or other specialized work

  • Experience completing detailed paperwork

Real Qualifications:

  • Team Player

  • Highly motivated

  • Positive attitude

  • Passion for archaeology!

Sound like you? Great! If you’re ready to apply, drop your resume in the contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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