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)


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.