Archaeology Technician Intern Fishlake #32166

Outdoor Pathways



Category: On-Campus

Position Type: Internship

Open until Thu, April 29, 2021

Work Hours: 40

Wage: $15.10

Location: Cedar City, UT


Schedule: 4-10 hour days (7:00-5:30) or 5-8 hour days (8:00-4:30) with a 30 minute lunch

Dates: May 24 – Aug 27

Agency: United States Forest Service

Location: Richfield, UT


Interns will work with the Fishlake National Forest archaeologist in the Forest Supervisors Office located in Richfield, UT. The forest has a diverse and dynamic cultural resource program with thousands of archaeological sites under management. These sites represent 10,000 years of archaeological history and includes sites representing the Paleoindian, Archaic, Formative (Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont), Southern Paiute, and Pioneer cultures. The candidate(s) selected for this position will learn about Cultural Resource Management through a variety of opportunities including database management, archaeological inventory, site recording and monitoring, and interactive public outreach events. Work will also include data collection (site descriptions, photographs, GPS locations) and entry or transfer of field data as well as an exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The intern will work outdoors in extreme heat and will often be required to hike over uneven terrain while carrying up to a 50 pound backpack. Driving on rugged, unimproved roads in a 4-wheel drive vehicle may also be required. Defensive driving training will be provided. Weekly Work Schedule is 40 hours per week (flexible schedule 4-10 hour days or 5-8 hour days depending on the week). Limited overnight camping may be required. Work is expected to begin in late-May and last through mid-August. NO HOUSING PROVIDED

Position Responsibilities:

This position will assist Forest Service archaeologists with archeological field surveys, site monitoring, and site recording (including filling out standard Utah archaeological site form, site mapping, and GPS usage) for various multi-use projects. Provides data entry of field findings and participates in Forest Service public outreach events and conservation education. Possess the ability to work/hike and carry up to a 50 pound pack in rough, uneven terrain, in various weather conditions, ranging from extreme heat and cold, and have the ability to drive a 4 wheel drive vehicle on rough roads.


Knowledge of how to care for yourself and others in the outdoors, comfortable working in remote areas with a small group of people, capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water, and personal supplies. Coursework in anthropology/archaeology including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology or Physical Anthropology and/or an Archaeological Field School or lab experience is desired. Applicants who have received or are working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology will be given priority.

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