Archaeology is one of four fields in anthropology. As such, jobs in archaeology require unique skills.


  • Take as many courses in archaeology as you are allowed!
  • Look for volunteer or other work opportunities with the Center for Archaeological Studies.
  • Attend the Missouri Archaeological Society meetings when you can.
  • Consider enrolling in ANT 351, Field Archaeology at least once. Field School is a must have experience before leaving college.
  • Check out this site for archaeology-specific jobs:

Undergraduate and graduate positions

There are many places to find work in archaeology, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For an updated list of positions around the country, check out the Archaeology Fieldwork.

Matt Nowak

Anthropology alumni

BS in Anthropology and Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

Possible career positions
Organization Types of positions Location
Atkins North America Field Technician (BA/BS) Austin, TX
Cultural Surveys Hawai'i Archaeologists/ Cultural Researcher (BA/BS) Hawai'i
Metcalf Archaeological Consultants Staff Archaeologist (BA/BS) Colorado, N. Dakota, Montana
MO Department of Natural Resources Cultural Resource Preservationist I & II (BA/BS) Jefferson City, MO
MO Department of Transportation Archaeologist (BA/BS) Jefferson City, MO
Smithsonian Institution Museum Curator (Aeronautics) (BA/BS) Washington DC
Tetra Tech Archaeological Field Director (BA/BS) Buffalo, NY
US Army Corp of Engineers Archaeologist (BA/BS) Vicksburg, MS; Baltimore, MD; Little Rock, AR
US Department of Fish & Wildlife Service Archaeologist (BA/BS) Bismark, ND
US Department Of The Interior, Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist (BA/BS) Vernal, UT; Battle Mountain, NV
US Department Of The Interior, National Park Service Archaeologist (BA/BS) Kula, HI; Washington DC; Holbrook, AZ
USDA Forest Service Archaeologist (BA/BS) Ketchikan, AK; McCall, ID; Ketchikan, AK; Idaho Falls, ID; Mount Shasta, CA
Weller & Associates Archaeological Firm Field Supervisor (BA/BS) Columbus, OH
Mark Twain National Forest Archaeologist (BA/BS)  Rolla, MO

Position availability

Remember to verify that the position is still available! If it isn’t, don't stop there! Continue to check the organization and our website for new opportunities.