Open Position:

Archaeological Crew Member and Drone Technician

The position is in support of cultural resource survey, site documentation, and report preparation for a variety of Section 106 and Section 110 projects on federal, state, and private land in New Mexico, and in support of aerial mapping and photogrammetry in a variety of circumstances.  Applicants should demonstrate the following (both archaeology and drone technology):


  • Familiarity with the cultural resources of New Mexico
  • Familiarity with archaeological survey processes, including navigation using GPS and/or compass, site and feature documentation, GPS data collection, artifact recording, and photography
  • Ability to traverse rough terrain in a variety of weather conditions in remote locations for extended periods
  • Ability to travel frequently for extended periods
  • Familiarity with GIS/GPS technologies and ability to read/use topographic maps, compasses, etc.
  • Skills with cultural resource site documentation (both LA and HCPI forms)
  • Artifact identification and age/use interpretation (knowledge of New Mexico pottery types preferred)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, very good research and writing abilities

Drone Technician

  • Familiarity with fixed wing and rotary crafts (we fly a Firefly6 Pro, a DJI Matrice 600 Pro, and an Inspire 1 Pro)
  • Familiarity with drone flying software, preferably with terrain awareness (we use Ground Station Pro, Maps Made Easy, Pix4D Capture, UGCS, and others)
  • Familiarity with imagery processing and photogrammetry software (we use Pix4D)
  • Familiarity with image editing software (e.g., PhotoShop)
  • Holds or would work to obtain an FAA Section 107 UAV pilot’s certification
  • Ability to work independently

The position is full time and based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Salary is contingent on experience and skills.

Applicants should submit a current resume, references, and writing sample to