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Posted: 02/19/2014

The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.

PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) is a leading authority in cultural resource management and specializes in terrestrial and marine archaeology, architectural history, research and documentation, and preservation planning throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. An independent, non-profit corporation with offices and laboratories located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, PAL has successfully completed more than 2,600 projects in the areas of cultural resource management, historic preservation planning, and regulatory consultation and compliance. Our clients include federal, state, and local agencies; non-profit institutions; and private developers. Established in 1982, PAL has steadily grown to become the largest private cultural resource management firm in New England with a staff of more than 40 CRM professionals.

Industrial Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI

PAL, a leading cultural resource management and historic preservation planning consulting firm in New England, seeks an experienced Industrial Archaeologist. The Industrial Archaeologist (IA) coordinates the technical and logistical aspects of research, fieldwork, data collection and analysis, and synthesis of data within project specific research designs and frameworks. Project responsibilities include performing field excavations, conducting archival research, photo-documentation, survey mapping/recordation, and development and execution of site evaluations. The IA conducts industrial structure, landscape, and artifact analyses, writes technical reports, and coordinates report preparation. Assigned projects primarily consist of locations with documented industrial resources (standing structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and landscapes) in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. The IA reports to a Principal Investigator.

Key requirements include:

M.A. in industrial archaeology or a related field

Three to five years of experience supervising field excavation projects, with an emphasis on industrial sites

Proven track record conducting thorough, accurate, and well-documented research

Knowledge and experience involving adherence to regulatory standards and guidelines for cultural resources management, archaeology, and preservation planning

Preparation of final reports consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation that meet time and budget goals

Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

Pro-active, problem-solving, and team-oriented approach to research and field issues

Experience with relational database applications, preferably in networked Windows environment

Highly proficient orienteering and mapping skills using a map and compass, handheld GPS, and/or total station/transit

A valid drivers license, ability to relocate to southern New England, and willingness to travel to a combination of local and non-local projects throughout the Northeast

Ability to pass a background and security check as required by clients

Located in the greater Providence area, PAL offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. We seek motivated self-starters who are willing to work hard, communicate effectively, and make a strong contribution to a professional team.

PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Donna Callahan at dcallahan@palinc.com.
Donna Callahan

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