Supervising Archaeologist, Assistant Project Manager/Supervising Archaeologist

AINW is pleased to announce openings for two professional archaeologist positions.

We are looking for experienced archaeologists to lead field investigations throughout the region, including Oregon, Washington, and neighboring states. Although the positions would be based in our Portland, Oregon, office, we support and encourage remote working to fight the spread of Covid-19. We also abide by stringent policies to protect our field workers and supervisors from Covid-19, including single occupancy vehicle use and screening hotels for the best cleaning and social distancing policies available. Your health and safety will come first at AINW.

Due to an outpouring of demand for our services and recent promotions, we are seeking to hire qualified candidates to fill the positions of Supervising Archaeologist and Assistant Project Manager/Supervising Archaeologist. Both positions include a supervisory role for field investigations and authorship of summary reports. The Assistant Project Manager/Supervising Archaeologist position offers candidates the opportunity to engage in aspects of project management, including client coordination, scoping, and budgeting. The position presents a valuable opportunity for career growth, as you will be mentored by AINW Project Managers who have unsurpassed knowledge of archaeology and the business of cultural resource consulting in the Pacific Northwest.

We ask that candidates for both positions meet these minimum qualifications.

  • Three to five years of prior archaeological experience
  • M.A., M.S., or higher degree in anthropology or closely related field
  • Professionally qualified in archaeology per the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines
  • Can obtain archaeology permits issued by Oregon, Washington, and federal agencies
  • Strong scientific writing skills

In addition to the minimum qualifications listed above, those candidates seeking consideration for the Assistant Project Manager/Supervising Archaeologist position should have the following skills and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience supervising field personnel
  • Familiarity with cultural resource management laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest archaeology, history, and geography

Successful candidates will also have the ability to collaborate and work with other staff to prepare professional reports. Both positions require working cooperatively with managers, technical staff, and administrative staff.

Why choose AINW? We are a collaborative team of archaeologists, architectural historians, technical specialists, and support staff who are passionate about furthering our understanding of the history and archaeology in the Pacific Northwest while providing thorough services for our public and private clients. Sustainability, equity, and diversity are important to us, and we are committed to making a positive impact in our community. We will support your professional development and encourage your participation in academic pursuits. We will also pay for your group medical insurance coverage and will offer you a competitive compensation and leave package.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a letter of interest and availability, and a current resume/vita that provides information about your capabilities and employment experience to Let us know if you have areas of specialization and/or interest that we should know about. If you would like additional information, you may contact AINW via e-mail at We look forward to hearing from you!

AINW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.