Logan Simpson, a growing cultural resources, environmental planning, and landscape architectural design firm, currently seeks a full-time Archaeological Field Director to work in our Tempe, Flagstaff, or Tucson, Arizona offices. Duties and responsibilities include managing fieldwork on cultural resources surveys and excavation projects throughout Arizona and adjacent states and taking the lead on preparing technical survey and excavation reports. This position requires the individual to be self-motivated; be able to work independently and manage their own project workload; and work well in a team-oriented setting.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of cultural resources management (CRM) experience and demonstrable expertise supervising all aspects of cultural resources survey, excavation, and monitoring fieldwork and with preparing the associated technical reports. The candidate will know how to accurately and efficiently record cultural resources in the field, manage a field crew, operate GPS units with a data recorder, prepare site records, and conduct quality control/quality assurance reviews of al digital and paper field data. The candidate also must be able to proficiently and independently prepare complex technical reports for a full range of cultural resources projects. 

Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or closely related field. A graduate degree is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with technical writing and use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills and independently prepare complex technical documents for cultural resources projects.
  • Sufficient field experience to be listed as a Project Director on an Arizona State Museum blanket permit.
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures and in remote locations (camping is a possibility).
  • Ability to walk up to 10 miles per day over steep terrain for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness to work overnight and on weekends.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with crew members and supervisors.
  • An identified area of analytical expertise and/or an archaeological research interest.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The preferred candidate also will be able to obtain current permits at Field Director level with the BLM, National Forest, and other agency lands in Arizona and, ideally, in one or more adjacent states (NM, UT, NV, CO, and CA). The preferred candidate also will be knowledgeable of federal, state, and local historic preservation and cultural resources regulations and demonstrate an established area of analytical expertise and/or archaeological research interest. Experience working with Native American Tribal agencies and personnel is also a plus.


This is a full-time position paid on a salaried basis between $58,240 and $70,720 annually, depending on experience and education.

Logan Simpson offers the following benefits and perks:

  • A Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision plans, firm paid Life/AD&D, Long-Term Disability coverage, and a 401(k) with a firm match.  
  • Internal and external training opportunities.
  • Professional conference travel support.
  • Performance-based bonus program.
  • Bonus programs for publishing, employee referrals and academic achievements.
  • Tuition-reimbursement program.
  • Paid time off starting at 16 days off per year and paid holidays.
  • Babies-at-Work Program.
  • Paid Costco memberships, paid parking, and reimbursement for public transit costs.

If interested, please apply online at and include a resume and a cover letter, including salary requirements.

Logan Simpson is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer