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Employment at the Archaeological Research Center

Seasonal Employment

The Archaeological Research Center often has openings for seasonal or temporary help, depending on the number of ongoing projects.

For more information, send an email to or phone 1-605-394-1936.

Career Service Openings
The Archaeological Research Center is looking for a full-time Archaeologist in Rapid City, SD.

The archaeologist in this position works for the Contracts Manager, generally on projects in the Archaeological Research Center's contracts program. The archaeologist would 1) conduct Class I, II, and III archaeological field surveys, testing, monitoring, and site evaluations; 2) conduct lab work including artifact cataloging and analysis and photo cataloging; 3) conduct background research such as record searches and courthouse documentation; and 4) prepare Class I, II, and III technical reports, or contribute to larger reports as necessary. The archaeologist works closely with all Archaeological Research Center staff, project clients, state and federal agency representatives, Tribal Historic Preservation Office personnel, private landowners, and other public entities to complete projects on time and within budget. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in anthropology, archaeology, or cultural resource management, or equivalent experience. They also need to have practical field and lab experience through a certified field school or equivalent training. A strong proficiency in writing, especially of technical survey or evaluation reports, is desired. While not required, previous experience leading a crew is preferred. Background and experience in Northern Plains prehistoric and historic artifact identification and analysis is also preferred.

Position closing date is March 29, 2021.

More details can be found at the BHR website.


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