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🔗Senior-Level Project Archaeologist (Historical Specialist)

  • Full Time
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • $58,000-$70,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications and critical competencies:

    • Graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field
    • At least 10 years of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management
    • At least five years of full-time, supervisory level, professional experience in the study of historical archaeological resources in the cultural resource management industry
    • In-depth understanding of archaeological field methods, data analysis, and interpretation
    • In-depth knowledge of the history of one or more states or regions in Dovetail’s service area, including a research specialization within the historic period in the Mid-Atlantic
    • Thorough understanding of federal and state preservation law, particularly Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
    • Proven experience writing data recovery reports or other complex analysis documents, including application of appropriate theoretical perspectives and data analysis/interpretation
    • Ability to work outdoors in hot or cold temperatures, in conditions that may include wind, rain, or snow; dig, kneel, or crouch for extended periods of time; lift at least 40 pounds; walk for long periods through challenging terrain; and maintain adequate fitness to perform field tasks
    • Possession of valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to travel overnight
  • How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, salary requirements, and at least three references to Andrew Martin at Any questions may be directed to Mr. Martin by email or at (302) 268-8899.

  • Job benefits: Hybrid remote work options; performance-based bonuses on top of salary; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; medical and dental insurance; 401k with matching; professional development stipend; among others
  • Contact Name: Andy Martin
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 11905 Bowman Drive, Suite 502, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408

Website Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group (Dovetail) is a woman-owned cultural resource management firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with an office in Wilmington, Delaware, serving the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Our philosophy is centered on helping clients and agencies achieve their preservation goals while fostering an internal atmosphere of collaboration, sound science, and respectful interactions within our staff.

Dovetail is seeking a full-time, experienced Project Archaeologist specializing in Historical Archaeology, preferably based out of our Fredericksburg, Virginia office. However, applicants for our Wilmington, Delaware office will be considered. Primary responsibilities center on the day-to-day management of and participation in archaeological projects of all types and sizes. Duties may also include writing archaeological project proposals, including scopes and budgets. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, with strong communication and technical writing skills.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and participating in cultural resource management projects of all sizes, including client and agency coordination, background investigations, all stages of fieldwork, and in-depth data analysis by project scope, timeline, and budget, and in coordination with other Dovetail technical specialists; artifact analysis may also be included depending on specialty/experience.
  • Completing cultural resource management reports and other deliverables to company and agency standards in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • Developing project scopes of work, including data recovery plans and associated budgets
  • Coordinated project results with appropriate agency staff and developed formal compliance documents as needed.
  • Consultation with clients, property owners, historical societies, descendants, and other groups with a vested interest in cultural resource projects, as applicable
  • Training and archaeological mentoring staff in the field and analytical techniques, archaeological theory, project management, and cultural resource laws as appropriate

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