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Hartgen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Hartgen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Hartgen seeks Field Archeologists for projects throughout New York and neighboring states. This position is seasonal and hourly. Full-time availability is strongly preferred, but not required. Work will be on a project-by-project basis, but is expected to be consistent throughout the calendar year. Preferred candidates will reside in New York State. This position includes paid sick, vacation and holiday leave, and participation in a SIMPLE retirement plan with company match. Strong performers may be awarded discretionary bonuses. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Hartgen is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume and three references to

Job responsibilities

  • Efficiently perform archeological tests and excavations and create an accurate, complete, well-organized documentary record of that work.

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with fellow team members.

  • Follow safe work practices.

Minimal requirements

  • Availability to travel for field projects with hotel stays during the work week as needed.

  • Ability to work outdoors in variable temperatures and in weather that may include rain or snow; ability to hike difficult terrain while carrying field equipment, ability to excavate tests and units and to screen soils. 

  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license.

  • Applicants must be able to conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, often in rugged terrain, while carrying equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Preferred candidates will have completed an archeological field school or will have previous CRM field experience. A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred qualifications

  • Completed or currently pursuing a BA degree in anthropology or archeology.

  • Completed an archeological field school or has previous archeological field experience.

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Join the Team

Hartgen accepts resumes for Field Archeologist positions on a rolling basis. Resumes are retained for one year. Open positions are routinely filled from resumes on file without advertisement.

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