Archaeological Technician | Texas A&M

April 24, 2024
College Station, TX
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Our Commitment   

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.  


Who We Are

Anthropology, in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the study of what it means to be human in the broadest sense, through an examination of culture and society (sociocultural and linguistic anthropology), the biology and evolution of humans and our closest relatives (biological anthropology) and the study of past human communities and material culture (archaeology).  Students develop an appreciation of the value of physical and cultural differences at the local, national, and global levels, and learn critical thinking skills that support them in their careers.


What We Want

The underwater archaeological technicians will conduct archaeological excavations at a submerged prehistoric archaeological site in northwest Florida for the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Duties of this position will include conducting underwater surveys and archaeological excavation on scuba. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.


What You Need to Know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate based on the selected candidate's education and experience.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field


Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Candidates MUST have American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Certification
  • Candidates must also possess advanced Scuba certifications from PADI or another accredited diving agency
  • Candidates must also be CPR and first-aid certified


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Candidates must have prior experience excavating submerged prehistoric archaeological sites in northwest Florida
  • Candidates must be able to scuba dive for an extended period of time (up to 4 hours or more per day)


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Possession of or working towards a master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field is preferred



  • Archaeological Field Work: Conducting underwater archaeological excavation on scuba. Maintaining and monitoring surface-supplied air system. Maintaining and monitoring dredges. Maintaining and monitoring water-screening systems. Conducting underwater archaeological surveys on scuba.
  • Data Entry: Record field notes.


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