Archaeology Technician – Cedar City, UT

Archaeology Technician

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT



Schedule:M-F 8-4:30 or M-Th 7-5:30

Housing: No Housing Available

Dates: 05-01-2023 – 09-30-2023

Agency: Bureau of Land Management

Location: Kanab, UT


  • The Colorado Plateau and southern Utah contain over 10,000 years of archaeological history and include 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 various opportunities including archaeological inventory, site recording and monitoring, and interactive public education presentations. Work will also include data collection (site descriptions, photographs, GPS locations), field data entry or transfer, and exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • The intern will learn about the Tribal Relations Program and assist with field inventories to document possible tribal plant collection locations. There may be cross-training opportunities with the recreation, wildlife, or range programs to gain exposure to other disciplines and to learn how archaeologists are an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team. The intern will work outdoors in extreme heat and often be required to hike over uneven terrain while carrying a 25-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). Weekend work and limited overnight camping may be required. Work is expected to begin in mid-May and last through mid-August


  • This internship will be for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This position will assist BLM archaeologists with archeological field surveys, site monitoring, and site recording for various multi-use projects
  • Provides data entry of field findings and participates in BLM public outreach events and conservation education
  • Occasionally assist BLM Range and Recreation Specialists with various fieldwork projects.
  • Possess the ability to work/hike and carry a 25-pound pack in rough, uneven terrain, in various weather conditions, ranging from extreme heat and cold, and have the ability to drive a four-wheel drive vehicle on rough roads.


  • 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
  • Preference for Native American or underserved applicants
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be a U.S. Citizen. A security check is required upon selection


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