Locations: San Luis Obispo, Pasadena and Hemet, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has immediate openings for Historical Archaeologists. These are regular, full-time positions at the Associate and Senior levels. 


The successful candidate will assist the Historical Archaeology Program Manager and other office managers in proposal preparation; development and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; supervising field and laboratory staff; technical report writing; and maintaining project schedules and budgets.

Skill Requirements:  

  • Applicant should have experience directing investigations at historic period sites in urban environments, performing archival research, preparing technical reports, and have an interest in 19th and 20th century archaeological research issues and material culture.

  • Experience in analysis of historical materials, and use of Harris Matrix recording system is desired. 

  • Qualifications in architectural history, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification; and familiarity with California Environmental Quality Act a plus.

  • Must have prior supervisory experience, a strong working knowledge of Federal regulations, and proven written and oral communication skills. 

  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic, demonstrated reliability, good communication skills, and ability to manage multiple projects. This person will function as a leader and integral team member.


M.A. degree in history, historical archaeology, or related field required. Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification preferred. Minimum of 4 years of field supervisory or management experience in CRM.

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, three professional references and two writing samples to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Historical Archaeologist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.