Skip to main content

Archaeology Project Manager

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

Archaeology Project Manager

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02372275-02372276-02372277-02372649

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The Researcher I/Project Manager will be responsible for oversight of specific projects performed in the field and laboratory. The position will conduct field operations and ensure that work is carried out in a safe and timely manner. The Researcher I/Project Manager will maintain field equipment and supplies as needed. Day-to-day tasks may include completing archaeological phase I surveys, evaluating archaeological/cultural properties, training new staff on procedures, proofing project documentation, coordinating project schedules and program resources, and providing weekly reports and comprehensive and concise project summaries to the UWM-CRM Research Program Managers. Additional work may include archival and literature research, completion of supporting project documentation, recordkeeping, report writing and proofing, creating report illustrations and other program documentation as assigned.

The Researcher I/Project Manager will be based in the UWM-CRM offices on UWM's campus. However, the work requires travel throughout the Midwest to direct and/or monitor on-going UWM-CRM projects and produce progress reports for UWM-CRM staff and clients. Fieldwork may be conducted in remote locations under stressful conditions and requires moderate physical fitness.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Completed Masters of Arts or Science Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Historic Preservation or related field
  • Meets Secretary of Interior’s Professional Standards for Archaeology
  • Demonstrated experience in analytic skills (lithic analysis, historical archaeology, floral analysis, faunal analysis, ceramic analysis, laboratory management, historic architecture and historic preservation, Human Osteology or related)
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing
  • Demonstrated experience in CRM project management
  • Meets criteria to be listed on Wisconsin Historical Society of list of Qualified Archaeologist for the excavation of human remains

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to develop projects and direct large field projects
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and/or GIS software
  • Supervisory experience in cultural resource management
  • Experience and proficiency in report preparation
  • Meets criteria to be listed on Wisconsin Historical Society of list as Skeletal Analyst
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in NAGPRA compliance and administration

Application Instructions
Complete applications should include the following supplementary components:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum vitae
  3. Writing sample
  4. Names and contact information for 3 professional references to collect confidential letters of recommendation through our application system

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 3/20/2024. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 03/19/2024. Applications submitted after 03/19/2024 may not be reviewed.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

To apply, please visit:


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert