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Principal Archaeologist – Part-Time / Independent (flexible)

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Posted: 09/19/2019

Aurora Research Associates LLC

Aurora Research Associates, LLC (ARA) is a small woman-owned business that specializes in historic preservation, cultural resource management and environmental consulting. Services include historic resource surveys, National Register evaluation, Section 106 and 4(f) review, historic tax credit applications, public involvement, mitigation and heritage tourism. Our diverse array of clients includes state DOTs, local governments, A/E firms and educational institutions. Our mission is to provide expert guidance for the stewardship of the built environment with balance and integrity.

Principal Archaeologist – Part-Time / Independent (flexible)
Professional Opportunity
Akron, OH
Open Until
Until Filled


Aurora Research Associates LLC (ARA) is seeking qualified individuals interested in part-time archaeologist work/projects.  We are open to individuals seeking part-time, flexible employment, as well as independent contractors who offer these or similar services.

Those interested must meet the minimum Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications for Archaeology, as follows: 1) hold a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field plus 2) At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management; 3) At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology, and 4) Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.


 ARA is an established small woman-owned business founded in 2011 and we are expanding our services to include archaeology. The ideal individual will be self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to contribute to the growth of the company through marketing and business development activities as well as project work.


 This a flexible, telecommute/work-from-home position with travel required for field work, as well as the occasional need to be on-call. The companys service area includes Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, management and execution of projects
  • Technical report preparation
  • Communication with clients, government employees, the public and other parties
  • Training and supervision of field technicians
  • Assistance with proposals and cost estimates
  • Assistance with architectural survey field work on occasion
  • Participation in training conferences and networking - marketing events








Qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or closely related field
  • Knowledge of and experience in all phases of archaeological survey
  • Thorough knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Experience working with government agencies, including state DOTs, SHPOs, et al.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of archaeological field work including digging, kneeling, walking over rough terrain and lifting 40 pounds
  • Archaeological knowledge and experience in ARAs service area
  • Experience preparing technical scopes, and experience with cost proposals a plus
  • Experience managing project schedules, budgets, staff and invoicing a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with GIS and database applications
  • Valid U.S. drivers license












How to apply
To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to
Courtney Zimmerman
Phone: 3046857410

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