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Job announcement: Archaeological Artifact Analyst


The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) located within the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement is looking to hire a part-time, unbenefited Archaeology Artifact Analyst.  The incumbent in this position will analyze, prepare for curation, and report on archaeological artifacts from the State of Utah. This is a time limited, career service exempt at will position.  All work will be completed in the SHPO archaeological laboratories in Millcreek, Utah.  Job duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:  Essential Duties

  • Artifact identification, description, drawing, photography, labelling, and re-housing.

  • Filing paperwork, data entry, organization and cataloging of archaeological materials.

  • Conduct research for the correct temporal and cultural identification of artifacts.

  • Formal reporting of analyses.

Additional Duties


  • Possibility to assist in archaeological recording and/or excavations (if the incumbent possess appropriate level training/experience).

Ideal Candidate


The ideal person for this position will possess:


  • Degree in or student seeking a degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or allied field preferred.

  • Familiarity with Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont artifact types and ceramic typologies.

  • Experience with the respectful treatment and housing of ancestral artifacts and remains.

  • Demonstratable experience in archaeological laboratory protocols for artifact description and processing/curation preparation.

  • Ability to lift and move artifact boxes of 30 lbs. or less.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Friendly, personable, and works well with others.

  • Organized and process-oriented.

  • Ability to multitask.



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