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Posted: 10/01/2015

PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.)

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.

Historical Archaeologist with Industrial Focus
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI
$ Commensurate

PAL, a leading cultural resource management firm in New England, seeks an experienced Historical Archaeologist for a variety of post-contact and industrial archaeology projects. The Historical Archaeologist coordinates the technical and logistical aspects of research, fieldwork, data collection, and reporting within project research designs. Project responsibilities include performing field excavations, conducting archival research, photo-documentation, survey mapping/recordation, and the development and execution of site evaluations and data recovery programs. Assigned projects primarily consist of documenting industrial resources (standing structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and landscapes), in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The Historical Archaeologist may also conduct fieldwork and report preparation on other types of projects including general survey work, post-contact domestic and military sites, and pre-contact Native American sites. †

Key requirements include:

  • M.A. in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field
  • At least three years of experience supervising field excavation projects with a focus on historic industrial sites
  • Strong research, field, and cultural material identification skills in the eastern United States, preferably in the Northeast
  • Proven track record conducting thorough, accurate, and well-documented research and producing professional written work products on time and within budget
  • Knowledge of and experience with regulatory standards and guidelines for archaeology and preservation planning
  • Preparation of well-written reports that accurately convey findings and meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Pro-active problem-solving and team-oriented approach to conducting research and fieldwork
  • Experience with relational database applications, preferably in networked Windows environment
  • Highly proficient orienteering and mapping skills with a map and compass, handheld GPS, and/or total station/transit
  • A valid drivers license, ability to travel to local and non-local project locations throughout the Northeast
  • Ability to pass a background and security check as required by clients

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Until Filled

How to apply
PAL offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and references to Donna Callahan at dcallahan@palinc.com. PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Donna Callahan
Phone: 4017288780
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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