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Posted: 12/04/2014

The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL)

PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) is a leading authority in cultural resource management and specializes in 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 3,000 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 50 people. The firm has a proven record of timely, quality products that withstand rigorous technical reviews. The staff has developed innovative planning and project management strategies tailored to each clientís needs. Our reputation is built upon facilitating large, complex projects efficiently and effectively while maintaining the highest caliber of standards. PALís approach relies on integration, blending the skills of historic, prehistoric, and industrial archaeologists, architectural and industrial historians, historians, preservation planners, conservators, and technical support staff. Clients rely on PAL for our ability to rapidly mobilize staff and resources to conduct cultural resource surveys, preservation planning studies, eligibility determinations, environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and consultation.

Industrial Archaeologist
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI
Open Until
Until Filled

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 and data recovery programs. 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:

  • MA 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. PAL seeks motivated self-starters who are willing to work hard, communicate effectively, and make a strong contribution to a professional team.Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Donna Callahan at dcallahan@palinc.com.†

PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Donna Callahan at dcallahan@palinc.com.
Donna Callahan
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02852

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